How are you?
I'm going to try to post more often (aka more than once in 2 years) because I've missed you guys.
Some of you may know that I've started working in esports -- like, officially working in esports.... Like my title actually has the word "esports" in it and I report into a vertical that is esports related. #BIGESPORTSMONEY
I wanted to share my experience because I hope it will help shed some light on the growing industry of esports. I'm happy to answer any questions along the way as well. Also I get to eat a lot of food so I will post that here. Honestly, I know you guys are realllyyy only here for the food porn. Don't lie to me.
Anyway, on my 2nd week of work, my job sent me to London.
We have a UK office and I was sent to help plan esports for the year. We met with external partners who will help us ESPORTS!
I obviously can't go into details about what we're doing, who I met with, etc...
But more importantly, I got sent to London for a week and I spent a lot of time exploring and eating.
I also was insanely unprepared because I'm not used to "cold" temperatures.
I'M FROM THE CALIFORNIA BAY AREA. I DON'T KNOW WHAT ANYTHING BELOW 50 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT FEELS LIKE! T___T;;;;;;;
ergo, I don't have ANY cold-weather clothes! My UK colleagues made fun of me
I haven't been to London in a super long time, so I was kind of anxious about going.
I didn't do any touristy stuff since that's really not my thing. I just ate a lot and drank tea:
I didn't have a chance to do proper high tea. ._. maybe next time.
I was also INSANELY jet lagged from the 9.5 hr flight over. :'( I averaged about 2 - 4 hrs of sleep per night for the entire week. Thank goodness for coffee.
Anyway, here's some more pictures:
I ordered fish n chips from room service because I was so exhausted from the flight that I didn't want to go out T_T
SPIIIIIICE. I don't know what this place is, but I always lulz about spice
OMFG HARRY POTTER T___T
My hotel was in soho, so I wandered around the shops. Liberty looked hella cool but like bougie af. I got some cookies there lol
a healthy-ish breakfast!
I also had a latte and a "detox lemonade" with that breakfast... drinking anything with spirulina and the label "detox" on it seemed fitting for a californian.
the next day I just ordered room service breakfast because I was worried I wouldn't have enough time to go out and get breakfast before I had to go to my 9am meeting. T_T It was super OK.
OK...so I went to a store called Choccywoccydoodah. lololol eveyrthing is chocolate there. Me and meru binged watched choccywoccydoodah so it will always hold a special place in our hearts. or something like that. ayyyyy
I spent a lot of time in my hotel just watching esports on my laptop lolol. since I was in GMT, I could watch EULCS AT A NORMAL FREAKIN TIME.
I also split my time between watching EULCS and eleague. omfg eleague is insane.
I'm terrible at CS:GO... maybe one day watching all this CS:GO will let me learn and get better through osmosis. it totally works like that, right? yes.
I couldn't sleep because of jetlag... so I watched NALCS too. D:
I did end up going to Harrods and spending entirely too much!
Their market is crazy. T_T I want one.
I went to Steakhouse at Harrods. You basically go up to a counter and pick your meat.
I wasn't super hungry, so i got the tiniest piece of wagyu possible... like you're supose to have 2oz and I was "i'm not super hungry can I just get less than that?" The butcher was super nice and cut me a 1.6oz piece. it was pretty gewwwwd!
T___T the seafood. omg i could live in that market place.
meat meat meat meat meat
All kinds of breads and pastries!
I took way more pictures of Harrods but I am I too lazy to upload the rest. :') I posted them to my instagram and twitter though!
I had a coffee flight at a place called Kaffiene! YAY COFFEE
Ok, that's all the pictures I have for now.
When I go on my next adventure, I'll post more. :D 'Till next time! <3
I wanted to get a TL flag for my desk at work. T_T But Jinx is out of stock. Where else can I buy a flag?