I was doing a mock exam (J10 – Discretionary investment management) at work during my lunch break. It was a 90 question multiple choice test. And it was piss easy. Half way through it I booked the exam for next week. I gave myself 9 days to study. The exam was already booked before I asked my manager for her blessing to get the exam day off from work. That’s just how I roll.
Fast forward to exam day, I took the wrong tube line from Liverpool Street station and had some logistic difficulties finding my way to the Whitechapel station. Once at Whitechapel, I sort of knew where I had to go because I did an exam there in December. Somehow, it seems that I got lost and had to ask around to find the place. A bit of panicky running until I blissfully reached the place about 5 minutes before the exam started.
The questions in the exam were very different from my mock exams but I still managed to pass. I was worried though. My preparation for this exam was really bad – I didn’t even open the study book (in fact I didn’t have the correct book to begin with). Oh well… a pass is a pass.
Sitting the exam on a Wednesday was a strategic decision. My zouk classes were later in the day at Leicester Square and I had a good 2-3 hours to kill in between. I went to Leicester Square and watched The Hobbit at Odeon. Being a tight-ass I used my NUS card (student card) and only paid £8.
There was also a big crowd at the square. Turns out it was a movie premier event – red carpet and all. I saw Will Smith and Margot Robbie but wasn’t close enough to get an autograph or anything. This was the closest I’ve ever been to Hollywood.
It was a busy day and to top it off, the dancing was really good that night as well. I learned a few cool moves and met some new people.
Oh and before I go, don’t forget to treat your special someone in an extra nice way today!