A little update

Hey guys, I’ve been rather inactive and out of touch with my blog so I thought I’d come and give you guys some update. As you know, my boyfriend has gone back to Malaysia and we’re back to doing long distance again. He’s now working in Malaysia and I’m currently in the UK doing a Master’s in Management.

Although UK is currently in lockdown, I still go into campus around 3 times a week for lectures (most of my lectures are still face-to-face). It feels pretty weird discussing about businesses and their strategies instead of working on engineering problems, but at least I don’t have to memorize hundreds of equations now hahahaha.

I definitely want to start uploading more posts on my blog so stay tuned. Just gotta wait for lockdown to be over so I can go out again lol. Maybe I’ll do a day in my life as a Master’s student?

Last photo-shoot in Mumbles

As university came to an end, we decided that we wanted to visit Mumbles one last time to enjoy the vibrant seaside town (and have a mini photo-shoot) before leaving Swansea.

Ngl I thought he was gonna lose his balance and fall any second for the last photo.

Meet Momo

We have a new addition to the family, meet Momo! She’s pretty chubby for a hamster (she was three times the size she was supposed to be at one point) but at least she makes up for it in cuteness.

She loves a thinly sliced piece of carrot.

This is her trying to squeeze through a tiny gap to get to my phone cause she thinks its food.

I want to pick her up but every time I try she just bites me 😦 Does anyone know how to prevent a hamster from biting you?

Learning to teach English :D

Hey guys! I’ve been pretty busy over the past few weeks and haven’t had much free time. This is because I’m currently on a 5 week intense CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course. I have to plan and teach 3 hours of class to two different levels of learners along with completing 4 courseworks. I have just finished my third week so I am over halfway which means that I will be able to blog more frequently in two weeks! For those that are curious what I teach, I have included some of the presentation that I used for my most recent lesson 🙂

I’ve done 3 hours of teaching already but I still get VERY nervous when I’m teaching. I guess it’s something that I have to get used to and it’s something that takes time?

I’m not gonna lie I did have a breakdown in the first week as the workload was crazy. The course is pretty tough and intense but hey, by the end of the course I’ll be able to teach English anywhere around the world (if I pass…).

Officially graduated from university!

Hey guys! I haven’t been able to post as much over the past few days as I’ve been quite busy 😦 Just wanted to share with you that I have officially graduated from university and have now got a BEng in Civil Engineering! It’s been a pretty crazy and hectic year so this was a pretty happy moment for me.

I’ll try to post more once I’m not as busy as well 😀

Hope you all have a great day ❤

Brecon Beacons, Wales

The Brecon Beacons are a mountain range in South Wales. If you’re looking for a countryside escape, Brecon Beacons is the place for you. Here you will find landscapes with spectacular views and scenery, a great place to take photos!

We stayed in a small cottage farm which was booked via Airbnb. It was located in a pretty remote and isolated area, right next to a farm. We explored the area by driving around the area and stopping off at areas with good views and coffee stands. There were A LOT of sheep on our drive which was pretty cute ( couldn’t post the videos cause I’m using the free version of WordPress 😦 ).

If you want to escape from a city life to catch a breath of fresh air or just check out some pretty cute sheep and cows, check out Brecon Beacons!

Instagram worthy photo spots in London

Bluebird – Covent Garden

Bluebird is a cute little clothes shop located in Covent Garden that has a very pleasing aesthetic for photos!

Sky Garden

Sky Garden in London’s highest public garden which is free to enter! All you need to do is book a date and time you would like to visit via their website. Here you can enjoy the indoor garden as well as the view of London.

King’s Cross Tunnel

This is located inside the King’s Cross train station where the tunnel wall changes colour, creating a perfect background for photos! (Pretty much impossible to take nice photos with Dave LOL we tried)

A day in the life of lockdown in the UK

It’s been around 2 months since the start of lockdown in the UK which is still ongoing. Shops, restaurants, cinemas and schools/universities remain closed meaning that we spend the majority of our time at home. Despite what is currently happening, we try to keep ourselves busy. Here’s our typical day during the lock down period.

Our sleeping schedule got messed up during the lockdown meaning that we end up waking up quite late (11am-12pm). Depending on my mood I will either make an effort to get dressed or stay in my pyjamas. For the sake of the blog I decided to get dressed and even wear one of my favourite pair of earrings (which I bought from Lovisa). After I’m changed I like to play a bit of Mobile Legends on my phone before doing some of my uni work. Dave usually goes straight to his laptop when he wakes up and will stay glued to his chair for around 3-4 hours playing CS and GTA V.

At around 4pm we were feeling rather peckish. After opening the fridge and realising we had nothing to eat, it was time to make a quick trip to Tesco. As you can tell Dave gets overly excited when grocery shopping and we usually end up spending about an hour in store. We also have to follow the arrows around the store now so it does take slightly longer to get to the aisles we want to.

Once we reached home Dave cooked chicken rice (a Malaysian dish) with soup for dinner. It’s pretty rare to see the sun in the UK so we made full use of it by eating out on the balcony.

In the evening I like to edit and work on the blog while Dave gets back to his gaming. After I’m done with my editing I end my day by binge watching some Netflix (currently into Better Call Saul). If you have any recommendations for good Netflix shows, let me know!