All things new~

This entry is part site update and part blog.

You may have noticed the new music player i’ve added, it kinda refuses to start playing automatically, despite me adding the short code, so i’ve pretty much given up on that but i guess it works out for the best since background music can be annoying at times. I will be adding more songs to the playlist soon, but right now it plays “On My Own” from the musical Les Miserables, but this is the Glee version, sung by Lea Michele.

I’ve also opened the TRINKETS section, only avatars are up right now but i will be adding more bit by bit. I’ve added some Michelle Pfeiffer and Wicked icons, here’s a little taster:

Go to the trinket section to check all of them out =D

So today i woke up early to go yum cha with my family, we haven’t been in ages so it was a bit of a treat. This time we managed to order just the right amount of dim sum so we didn’t have to take any left overs home hehe, thats the thing with dim sum, everything looks small but it is actually quite filling. Anyways, as the title of the entry says, today has been about new things. After going yum cha we went to Kingston and finally bought my grandma a DAB radio because she could no longer listen to the Spectrum AM558 chinese radio show on our old radio due to the digital switchover. The radio has a CD player and an ipod dock! It looks so pretty i actually kinda want it for myself, though i probably wouldn’t actually use it since i have my ipod and ipod speakers and also my laptop to listen to music with. Plus i rarely listen to the radio anymore, i only listen to it when i’m in the car lol.

After buying the radio we had to head to the apple store in the bentalls centre since i booked an appointment at the genius bar to get my macbook looked at. The grey plastic bit around my macbook screen and keyboard top were starting to chip away for some reason, and since i bought the apple care plan i thought i’d see if they could do anything about it. Thankfully it was something that the care plan could cover and they fixed it there and then since they already had the parts in store. When it was done, i realised they actually changed the whole keyboard, so now my laptop looks brand new from the inside xD. The keyboard and touchpad feel really weird though because they have this “rough” feeling to it when its new, but since i’ve been using my macbook for just over two years now, the old keyboard’s plastic had kinda been worn down and turned shiny and smooth. But oh well, i’m not complaining since they gave me a new keyboard hehe, i’m actually really glad i bought the apple care plan, and i definitely recommend anyone who has a mac and doesnt have the care plan to get it. The care plan is for 3 years and it really does come in handy since you’re obviously gonna be using your mac for more than a year. I mean not long ago my charger went on the fritz and cos i had the apple care they just gave me a brand new charger, which without the plan would have cost me around £46 to buy a new one!

Got home and my uncle and my little cousins were at my house and so were my other aunt and uncle who come to visit my grandma every sunday. It was really nice to see my little cousins, my uncle comes down every month to see my grandma but i was uni when they came down last month, so i’m really glad i got to see them today otherwise the next time i see them would have been at christmas. Little kids actually grow up so fast! My little cousin Gemma is already 11 and just took her 11+ exam! Its kinda weird when i get to see my little cousins grow up, it feels like its too fast, especially the ones who have just about turned double figures, they seem so eager to grow up and it seems a bit scary, i’m just thinking “aww no, stay a kid a while longer”. I swear the childhood period is getting shorter these days. Also i feel so old, even though i’m only 20 haha. If everyone stayed being kiddies i wouldn’t feel so old xD.

Anyways tomorrow is another day and with it shall bring a new blog entry. So until then~

♥ Veronica ~x


For Good

It’s been a long week and i feel like i haven’t really had time to just sit down and relax, so much has happened in the past few days. So yeah i’m gonna break this post down into parts (also this post is kinda a rant, so i’m giving you prior warning now lol):

I had to wake up at 7.30am on thursday morning and get to a baby clinic at a children’s school in Hillingdon and had to catch the 8.35am bus, but it takes like 20mins to walk from my halls to the bus stop (as they are literally on the opposite sides of campus, so it was a trek!). Also at this point i’d like to say that totally lied to me because it told me the bus journey would be at least a half hour long, i got there after 15 minutes which made me about 25 minutes too early. But one of the people i’m working with also got there early so at least i wasn’t hanging outside a kiddie’s school like a total perve lol. Oh i should mention that we were there to recruit babies to participate in our study for our final year university dissertation project. Basically we had to talk to the mothers and give out leaflets, cross our fingers and hope that some of them would call us and tell us that they would be interested in taking part.

After spending 2 hours doing that, we finally went back to campus and had about an hour for lunch before having to set out again to recruit more prticipants, this time it was at uxbridge health centre. The bus took 40 minutes to arrive at the bus stop, so i was freaking out about being late and when i got there the health cetre was freaking hard to find! There was more than one entrance and after being on the phone to one of the other students  for what seemed like forever, i finally found my way there. I get there and our supervisor isnt even there yet (it was such a relief but i also felt kinda angry that she was late… ). When she finally got there she handed us a giant wad of paper which we had to fold into leaflet format,whilst she went to chat to one of the health centre people. After all of that it became clear that there wasn’t alot of infants in that day because it was half term and we were told to go home. SUCH A WASTE OF TIME! I was just so tired that day… but no rest for me just yet…

After a tiring morning/afternoon i also had to head to the airport. My good friend Victor was going back to HK for good =(. Me and my other friends headed over to his house and then we all took a taxi to the airport together. Wethen had dinner at the airport, the food wasn’t great but the company i had more than made up for it, we always have such laughs when we’re together and i’m really going to miss him. Though when i was at the airport i didnt really feel too sad i have no idea why though, maybe because in the last two weeks leading up to that point we had tried to meet up and do things together as much as possible, trying to make the most of the time he had left in the uk so i guess mentally i was already built up for him to leave us. But when we were leaving and he was inside the duty free area, he was texting us and he mentioned that knowing us has changed him for the better. Now only fellow Wicked fans would find this significant, but me and Victor are a bit obsessed with Wicked and i told him that when he leaves, the song “For Good” from Wicked the musical would remind me of him. I went home and listened to the song and it made me feel so sad that he had left, but hopefully i will see him again one day, i’m sure he’ll probably come visit us in the UK or i’ll go visit him in HK. Anyways, this song is dedicated to all my good friends out there:

Waoh that was a long post, anyways, nothing all that much noteworthy happened on friday apart from having a long day of lectures so i decided to go back home and recuperate for the weekend! I actually miss my own bed soooo much!

Hope everyone is having a great Halloween weekend =D

♥ Veronica ~x