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Happy Graduation & Holidays!

Posted on: 23 December 2010

I can't believe it's been over a week since I last posted! I'm afraid that I've been down with flu and since our computer is now located in the kitchen (the coldest room in the house) it's the last place I want to sit! However here I am because you can't keep a blogger away from a computer for too long. So let me catch you up on my life in a few pictures!

Last Thursday was my graduation! Woo hoo!
BBS grad
Yup I did it! I can't lie, it's been a tough year and at times I wasn't really all that sure whether I would make it to the end of the year. One of the hardest things was to have a year out from education because it was so tough to get myself back into the mentality of studying again.
Certificate detail
The uni advises on wearing white and black to the graduation ceremony. Some people think it's boring but actually, I think it looks quite smart. Especially for big group photos! I added a ribbon for a bit of cute detail!
grad day
Shirt (Zara) Skirt (Topshop) Shoes (Carvela)
Mom, Me and Becky
Mom, me and Becky
It was kind of weird to graduate twice from the same university but from two entirely different faculties. When I graduated for undergrad, I was with students who studied the Arts and this time round I was graduating with business, finance and mathematics students. I never ever would have thought I would be one of those students! Two years ago I was happy analysing contemporary theories on sixties pop art and now instead, I'm analysing marketing strategy and accepting my masters! Mind boggling stuff.

Also, Karen Brady from the Apprentice was given an honorary doctorate and it was weird seeing someone I had just watched on TV the night before!

My housemates that I used to live with back then (all Art Historians) are all postgrad students now. The two below who found me after the cermony are both studying masters and one of which is also well on her way towards a PHd! There must have been something in the water...
grad day me and claire
love our umbrellas!
Best of Friends.
One of my favourite things are late birthday presents because they are totally unexpected! One of my friends bought me the Hummingbird Bakery book which I will definitely be putting to good use!
Hummingbird cookbook
Another friend bought me some goodies from Taiwan. My Chinese is er...very very rusty and virtually non-existent because I didn't study for very long at Chinese school. At least I can always ask my mom- something I can't do when I'm trying to decipher the Japanese Hiragana and Katakana as well as the Kanji that is found in ViVi.
Emily's magsEmily's sweets
I love snow. I really do. Everything turns into a winter wonderland but sometimes it can be a nuisance. So many of my friends who came to graduation from overseas couldn't make their flights on time, some have been sitting on planes for 5 hours just for their flight to be canceled. Transportation has been a bit of a nightmare on ground too and I was unable to meet the lovely Ellie who is visiting London from Singapore. She's been keeping a great photo diary so definitely go and check it out!
home
icicles
Now we're heading into the busiest days of the holiday, preparation for Christmas! I'm sure all your Christmas shopping is now done and the presents all wrapped up underneath the Christmas tree! I've got so much to prepare over the next few days. Christmas dinner and Hot Pot are the two big meals that we have to organise in our house! BOTH of which are happening on the 25th this year. Crazy. I don't know if I'll be able to eat the second feast! Following this is a meal out with the family on Boxing day at our favourite Chinese restaurant. I'm off to find the elasticated waistbands as we speak...
Xmas Tree 2010
I've never had a real Christmas tree! One day...
Happy Holidays everyone!

44 comments:

  1. CONGRATS ON YOUR GRADUATION! Winnie, I never knew you were so old! Haha, just kidding. :) You definitely worked hard and earned that degree. But winter there looks so splendid. I'd definitely love venturing out every day. And those candies look so good too! I'm getting quite hungry...

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  2. Oh wow, congratulations!! I am so happy for you!

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  3. Wow congrats on your graduation!
    Whate are you gonna do now? :)

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  4. Congrgats on Graduating!!!!! The blogosphere is proud of you.

    I need the Hummingbird bakery book!! I bet it's full of delicious cake recipes!

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  5. congrats on graduating, I have that hummingbird book- it's amazing! x

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  6. Again, congratulations on graduating! Looks like you had a great time and I love your umbrella and the ribbons in your outfit! Hope you feel better soon and have a great Christmas, I still have to buy 2.5 presents! Soo disorganised...the hotpot feast sounds amazing, and again, I am eternally jealous!

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  7. Congratulations on graduating! I love the shoes you wore and the kawaii bow! And picture of the icicles is beautiful.
    xx

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  8. Congratulations Winnie! That ribbon was a cute touch indeed ;) Thank you for sharing as always.

    Merry Christmas!
    Take care, ^__^.x.

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  9. Congrats, Honey!

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  10. Congrats on graduating! I really like the black & white rule, it does seem a good idea! =]

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  11. congrats congrats congrats!!

    xoxo
    b

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  12. Congratulations!! :)
    How formal "on the sixteenth day of" haha! The added ribbon is super cute and the shoes are gorgeous. I'm tooo excited for our Christmas dinner! I think I can seriously say that it's the best part of Christmas day for me! Merry Christmas! x

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  13. ahhhh congratulations on graduating! and i hope you get better soon :)
    totally understand what you mean about rusty chinese though, i didn't go to chinese school very long and i am so awful, haha. have a good christmas!! x

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  14. well done Winnie Congrats you worked so hard for it so enjoy it kitten. I agree I think you look really smart in the shirt and I love the shoes :)
    Awww I hope you have thee best Christmas and a happy new year !!!
    I love the tree it looks so pretty, have a great one kitten, I have only just got internet back so doing an epic blog catch up xxxxx

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  15. Don't you look divine in those pics..
    Congrats to you graduation and have a lovely Christmas..
    LOx

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  16. Don't you look divine in those pics..
    Congrats to you graduation and have a lovely Christmas..
    LOx

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  17. Aww, you look lovely! Congrats on the graduation, I love your bow - definitely made your outfit so much more individual and you!

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  18. Congrats & Merry Christmas!! :)

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  19. Oh congrats on your graduation Winnie! You must be so pleased :)

    Have a Merry Christmas yourself xx

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  20. Congrats and Merry Xmas Winnie!

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  21. Congratulations!!! I am so excited too! I just graduated :)Can't wait to see what life brings to you!

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    Thanks for your comment, doll! It makes my day!
    xoxo, Summer

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  22. Congratulations! I had no idea your undergrad was arts! It really is mind boggling that you are now graduating in business, you had a taste of both sides(how awesome)! Merry christmas! :)

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  23. congratulations winnie!! :) and merry christmas!! :D xxxx

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  24. Congrats Winnie!! Anyway you look amazing! Love how you've tied a ribbon at your collar and how well it goes with the bows on your shoes too!

    It's a shame that I didn't get to meet you! And b/c I'm a huge scatterbrain; I forgot to copy your address so I can only send you the package tomorrow; or when I'm in Paris; but I will do it' by hook or by crook!

    Have a lovely Christmas with your family and a Happy New Year too!

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  25. merry christmas girl!! hehe
    and oh! congrats to you! must feel so great to be done with it all ...for now hehe ;D

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  26. congratulations to you, hope you're feeling better now. and merry christmas to you xx

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  27. Happy Holidays! & all the best on a new year. Love the pics!

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  28. congrats!! I can't wait to be done with uni!

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  29. Oh Congrats! That's such an accomplishment. I hope you are feeling better and had a wonderful holiday!

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  30. Congrats on your graduation Winnie! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. You won one the Vera Wang giveaway on my site. I emailed you to ask for your postal address. Do get in contact.
    Thanks
    xx
    Marian.

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  31. Congratulations on graduating Winnie! Hope you are having a lovely and relaxing Christmas.

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  32. Merry Christmas, Winnie! I hope you can get well soon. Anyway, those graduation uniform was cute. Simple but pretty cool. Congratulation! :)

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  33. Wooo Congratz !!! :) Awesome :)
    Hope you had a wonderful Xmas tooo !

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  34. Welcome back...and HUGE congratulations. This means you will be moving to London now, yes??

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  35. Oh, what a lovely post!

    First, congrats on your graduation! Love the pics! Second, I adore that Hummingbird Bakery book, it must be amazing!

    Hope you had an amazing Christmas!

    Love,
    Camila F.

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  36. Congratulations on your graduation. I am so proud of you. I admire what you have achieved in your studies and I often think about what my graduation might be like. It must be a good feeling. You look so beautiful for the occassion and you really deserve this success. Merry belated Christmas. Happy holidays and I wish you the best for the new year.

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  37. Congrats on your masters! The course sounds difficult. >__<. I'm scared about going back to uni now since i'm taking this year off education. Ahh.

    Hope you had a great christmas!
    x

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  38. Congrats on your grad and belated Merry Christmas! Hot pot for Christmas....love it!

    Hope you're enjoying your holidays!

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