Monday, 10 September 2018

I graduated from Brunel University London.

My chapter at Brunel University London is now complete. On Thursday 19th July 2018, I graduated from Brunel University London with a First-class honour in Business and Management (Marketing) with a Placement Year. That’s quite a mouthful.

Five years ago, when I completed my A-Levels, I was not ready to embark on my university chapter. I wasn’t sure in what I wanted to do, and it did not help the situation when I got rejected from my dream university, University of Manchester. I felt like a failure and decided to resit a couple of exams. A year later, I plucked up the courage and reapplied and landed a spot at Brunel. It was perfect, just on the outskirts of London and a campus university.

Looking back on my last four years, they have been the best and worse times of my life. It gave me the opportunity to meet incredible people, a year’s work in the industry, many life lessons, and a load of memories that I will treasure forever. I never wanted it to end, and I still wish I could relive it all. But now I must close this chapter of my life and move onto new beginnings in the adult world. Very scary.


I know university may not be for everyone, but it was so worth it. For me, my main take away from it is my independence. A tip for freshers living on campus – get a door stop. Keep your room door open during the first week, it’ll help you get to know the people you live with, and they may just become your best of friends.

Congratulations to all those that have graduated, and good luck to those starting university, I wish you all the best.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Mildred's | What have I been eating #4

I am no vegetarian or vegan, but I must say I do have my fair share of vegetarian days where I voluntarily opt out on consuming meat. Not until last year has the thought of having a vegetarian diet ever crossed my mind. With the increase of people transitioning to veganism or a plant based diet, I have definitely been exposed to restaurants serving more veggie options. With the help of Instagram, I found my now favourite vegetarian & vegan restaurant in London - Mildred's. I'm sure many have visited this amazing little spot located in Soho (Camden and King's Cross too). I just had to share their amazing food. They have awesome cocktails too!
Rose harrisa hoummus, pine nuts, spicy tempeh and chargrilled flatbread | 8/10
Pan fried halloumi, spinach and cherry tomato with balsamic glaze | 9/10
Chickpea, cauliflower and apricot tagine with quinoa tabbouleh and green harissa | 6/10
Sunblushed tomato, mozzarella and parmesan risotto cake with grape mustard sauce, wilted spinach and green beans | 8/10
The starters here are amazing. The halloumi is my favourite! Another dish that I love which isn't in these pictures is "Stir fried vegetables in shiitake, mirin, chilli, garlic and ginger with brown rice, tofu and toasted cashews". It's full of flavour yet quite light, so I definitely recommend it

Have you been here before? Let me know you're favourite dish so I can try it next time I go Mildred's. Also, I'm looking to try more veggie restaurants, so please send me some recommendations!

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

It's a tate day | Adventure #2

With the sun shining I thought what a great day to go and explore. I didn't want to go for the usual stroll in the park, but something a little more interesting. A trip to Tate Modern it is! I have made a pact to go and see all, or most, of the London museums and galleries that I can get my little feet into - it will be done.

From fine art to contemporary art, I'm interested in how people perceive what "art" is. Yes, they are pieces which I myself question but at the end of the day art is subjective. Anything that involves art and design, whether it's a painting to homeware deco, minimalism is the way forward. Oh, and I have an obsession with white which may be a factor to my minimalism liking. You may just notice this in the photos down below here.

Please share with me any recommendations of museums or galleries I should visit in London. I welcome all suggestions. I hope you all are having a great week.

 Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Duck & Rice | What have I been eating #3

Let's start with Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all gobbled up yummy chocolate because I sure did. Despite my lack of a sweet tooth (I much prefer savory foods, 99% of the time) I did buy myself a Lindor Easter egg which I slowly devoured (and still am) whilst I do my revision like a good university student. haha.

As we are on the topic of food, I am here to share another dose of "What have I been eating". I will be regularly posting these as I do eat out quite frequently and I like sharing the spots that I visit and  my opinions on whether me likey or not. I don't know whether it's a good or bad thing that I eat out so much. I know I get to try all different cuisines and restaurants, but my bank account (and my weight) is suffering a great deal. Think I will be needing a job soon, any recommendations?

In my previous posts I've featured a variety of places I've been eating from but this time I will just be sharing from the one restaurant that is "Duck & Rice", located in the Soho area. I have walked past this place several times, and I am always amazed by the building because the design of the building exterior is beautiful. Once I entered, I also fell in love with the interior; the furniture, the decor, the atmosphere, everything. It's a pub-like restaurant with a dining area serving Chinese food. A odd combo, but it works for me! Enough of me talking, I hope you enjoy these photos I've taken; I've given my 'ratings' on each dish I tried if anyone is interested.
Chrysanthemum Iced Tea | 10/10
Pan-fried Pork & Chicken leaves Gyoza | 8/10
Sichuan Vegetable Dumpling | 9/10
Crispy Shredded Beef | 7/10 & Malaysian Char Kewtio | 7/10
Black Pepper Mock Chicken | 7/10
Black Pepper Glass Noodle | 8/10
Lemon Tart | 6/10
Black Sesame Dumplings | 5/10
(Note to self: Need to bring camera out next time. iPhone 5 do not give my pictures any justice.)
As you can see, I wasn't much of a fan of the desserts. Quite disappointed but hey, the starters and mains were amazing! The atmosphere definitely adds to the experience I had. I really recommend you all to go try it :) That's all for now, but I do have some more food posts coming your way!

Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Saatchi gallery | Adventure #1

Being a previous art student, I miss those art trips to museums and galleries where we would sit on the floor or in the corner, sketching away in our art books. The most memorable art trip of mine was my Year 10 trip to New York City, visiting various art museums such as "The Museum of Modern Art" and "Guggenheim". Even though I have steered away the art career pathway, I still do enjoy gazing at art work, wondering what meaning is possibly being portrayed. Recently I visited the  London gallery for contemporary art, the "Saatchi Gallery". I did not know it was such a small one compared to the likes of "Tate Modern". However, I did get a few snaps of a couple of art pieces that looked interesting. I do wish I got more photographs. It is what it is, but I do hope you enjoyed it! 

Have a great week! :)