201314 ~

Today is 201314! In Chinese (Mandarin), when you say the numbers together it sounds like 愛你一生一世 which translates into love you forever! Cute right? So i am dedicating this post to all my beloved family and friends.

So despite my enthusiasm for the new year bringing a brand new beginning, this first week of 2013 has been going relatively slow for me. I haven’t really done anything since the 1st, but things will be picking up for me in the next few days/next week. The children’s group i volunteer for will be open again after closing for the festive break, and a few weeks back i applied to volunteer for the National Autistic Society. I’m rather keen to start volunteering for the NAS, as one of my interests lie in atypical development and the NAS offer to train you beforehand on how to work with people who are Autistic. My CRB check has come back, and the lady said that she will be emailing me details come Monday, i really can’t wait to get some actual experience of working with people who have ASD.

Back in December, i bought myself a 2013 diary planner. I was already feeling optimistic about the new year back then, and can’t wait to fill up the pages with ‘appointments’! Be it social, work, or volunteering, i just want to be active and doing things this year. Really hoping to find a job soon, job seeking is really tedious. And i need a way of funding my love of shopping! He he~

Lookie how cute my planner is xD
Lookie how cute my planner is xD
Back of the diary ^^
Back of the diary ^^

In other news, i hired my graduation gown online last night. It set me back £44! But nevertheless, i’m looking forward to officially calling myself a Master of Science! And also seeing my international student friends again! 🙂 This time round i really want a graduation plushie, but not sure if getting one for myself will be deemed as a little sad lol.

♥ Veronica ~x

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Hello 2013! ♥

It’s finally 2013, so let me start off by wishing you all a happy new year. Hope that the year ahead will be filled with more wonderful memories!

2012 has had it’s fair share of highs and lows, and if i’m honest i’m glad it’s over and i’m looking forward to a fresh new start. But i don’t want to dwell on the bad, so i guess i’ll just mention my highlights of 2012. The major highlight of 2012 for me came on November 21st when i found out that i received a distinction for my masters in child psychology, it felt really good to know that all my hard work really paid off. I haven’t always been the best academically, despite attending a high school that was a grammar school where everyone is considered to excel academically, i always seemed to be the “bottom of the best” as it were. So now, achieving a distinction makes me feel like i’ve finally had the opportunity to show my full academic potential. This is my proudest achievement to date.

Another highlight of 2012 was getting to see Bigbang live in concert on December 14th. It’s kind of funny actually, because i wasn’t a major fan (read as: super fangirl) of Bigbang and actually stopped listening to their music (well, all kpop music in general) but when i heard they were coming over for their tour i got caught up amongst everyone else’s excitement and ended up buying a ticket. Bigbang was the only kpop band besides 2NE1 that i actually properly listened to and liked, so i’m really glad i got caught up in the moment because the concert was amazing. The seats we got had a great view, and it made forking out all that money on a ticket totally worth it. And i turned into a massive fangirl at the concert – something i didn’t know that i could ever turn into.

One more highlight was my summer. Summer 2012 was pretty awesome, mainly because i had the opportunity to go on holiday to Barcelona with some of my friends from Chinese school. We don’t get to see each other often, but this group of friends are actually some of my oldest friends whom i’ve known for more than 10 years! I met most of them when i was 11 or 12, so i’ve known them for literally half of my life. I think it’s hard to maintain friendships, especially over distance and time, but i’m really glad that we have remained friends. And we also managed to squeeze in a lot of meet-ups as a group this summer such as going to the beach, hot pot etc. I just wanted to say that i love you guys, you know who you are 🙂

Memories from Barcelona~

For New Year’s Eve this year, my friends and i had a girly night out at the Playkrown NYE event, and we spent countdown inside Apt bar. I knew quite a lot of people who turned up to the event, so all in all NYE was a great night.

So now onto 2013. After waking up in the afternoon, we kick-started New Years Day by having brunch. Later in the evening i had dinner at home with my family and then my mum and i went to the cinema to catch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It’s been a lovely first day of the year, and i’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of the year pans out!

At Playkrown, ignore the creepy guy photobombing our lovely photo 😦

First meal of 2013. I went for a good old English breakfast ^^

I already have a couple of things to look forward to in my diary, i’ll be graduating at the end of the month so i’ll officially be a Master of Science! And in exactly one month’s time (Feb 1st) i’ll be jetting off to Malaysia to celebrate Chinese New Year! I’m excited to make new and wonderful memories this year. I feel optimistic about 2013 and I will be writing down a list of goals that i want to achieve this year, and one thing that’s already on there is to find a good job in my chosen field, so wish me luck!

I know i say this quite often, but hopefully i will blog more often this year, and i will make an effort to include photos too.

So, before i go, let me wish you all a wonderful new year again and good luck in whatever your aims for the year might be! 🙂

♥ Veronica ~x

✿ HAPPY 2010! ✿

Happy New Year! Hope that 2010 brings everyone joy, love and richness in every aspect of life and may all your hopes and aspirations come true this year. ^__^

I hope everyone had fun celebrating NYE’s and had a great NY’s day, how did you all celebrate the end of the noughties as we know it?

I went to see the NYE fireworks in central London for the first time, and it was spectacular! It was totally worth standing in the cold for 3 hours hehe, of course the company more than made up for it and time flew by rather quickly. The fireworks were an amazing sight and around 2 mins after the fireworks had finished, it started snowing! Me and my friends were so happy and excited that we started jumping up and down lol, it was a lovely start to 2010! It’s like the perfect metaphor, clean white slates for the new year, and a new decade!

I really hope that 2010 will be better, as 2009 has been rather, lets just say, depressing for me. So here we are, GOODBYE 2009 and HELLO 2010!

[And fittingly i’ve changed to a new theme for the new year, will probably get around to customizing the header when i have the time =P]

♥ Veronica ~x