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!
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.
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!
Shirt (Zara) Skirt (Topshop) Shoes (Carvela)
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…
love our umbrellas!
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!
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.
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!
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…
I’ve never had a real Christmas tree! One day…
Happy Holidays everyone!