Reading Week 2017

I can’t believe that my last post was in September, even before I came back to the UK. It has been about 2 months since I came back to the UK for my second year of university and honestly, time flew by so quickly that it’s already November. Christmas lights switched on last week, Christmas markets are up and running and most of all, the sky gets dark at like 4pm – 5pm. Second year has been so damn hectic, my time filled up with projects, society, applying for internships and so on. I am always in front of the computer that I rarely have the time to bake. The first two weeks back in the UK was just me trying to settle down into my new accommodation which is also the first time that I am living alone outside and overseas.

I also finally turned 19 last month and I am very thankful to the people who made my 19th birthday a memorable one. I celebrated my birthday at Glamorous with my family and then at K2 after dinner where my friends surprised me. On the day itself, my friends and I went to Try Thai and we drank at home after. Yes, on a Monday night but guess what? Birthday girl wasn’t drunk but instead, my friend was drunk and missed lectures the next day. Big thank you to the my msoc committee as well for the surprise! I am now finally 19 and still the youngest among everyone (lol wtf).

 


The first week of November was our reading week so my friends and I decided to go to Scotland for 4 days 3 nights. We went to Edinburgh for 2 nights and then Stirling for a night. Did I mention that I have bad luck with train and coffee? On the train on the way to Edinburgh, a woman spilled her coffee on me and I was wearing a white shirt and knitted jumper, the coffee stained my white shirt instead. My jumper had holes by the way. I thought to myself, thank God my white skirt wasn’t stained. Well guess what? it actually did kena my white skirt jfc. Anyway, we were supposed to go to Edinburgh Castle on the very day that we arrive but since the weather was so good, we changed plans to go to Arthur’s Seat instead. Due to the super last minute change of plans, I had to hike in my WHITE denim skirt. I know right, first coffee stain and now soil stain. I managed to wash the soil stain off but not the coffee stain but sigh life.

The consecutive days were great as well. We went to the Scotch Whiskey Experience, Edinburgh Castle and so on. Food in Edinburgh is so much cheaper than in Manchester. We had hotpot buffet and sushi buffet for £18 and it was actually decent. Eggs royale was for £7, like whaaaaaat? Stirling, on the other hand, was a very quiet city. There wasn’t much to do and weather wasn’t the best as well. However, our Airbnb was very nice so we decided to cook at home instead of eating out! Eating at home was the best decision made because boring city but good company. We went to Tesco Superstore and spent a good amount of time choosing alcohol. Yes, not food but alcohol. I like how everything was in big portions except the broccoli.

We went out to buy more alcohol after dinner because we are alcoholics. Correction, they are alcoholics. They were playing games while drinking in the living room and I fell asleep on the couch instead. I only woke up when they were half gone and thank god nobody came to knock on our doors because we were super loud.

We were supposed to leave for Manchester at 7pm the next day but we decided to take an earlier train to Edinburgh instead since there was nothing to do in Stirling. Train to Manchester wasn’t for another 5-6 hours and we were just sitting in the train station, everyone on their phones. Earlier trains back to Manchester was hell expensive but genius me (I would like to think that I am one), suggested to take a train to Preston instead which was a way cheaper option. We wanted to YOLO it and take all the way to Manchester since Preston was one stop away from Manchester but we are civilised and nice people so we bought the Preston to Manchester train ticket. Overall, it was a good trip with good company!


Now that reading week is over, it’s really just all work right now. MSSM AGM 2017 was held last week and I am no longer a Webmaster of MSSM anymore. I officially stepped up as General Secretary for the 2017/2018 term. I have no idea what is coming my way but hopefully all will go well.

Committee 2016/2017

Here’s to a great year ahead!

Mnight has gone into full swing mode now and I already know that I am going to be much busier in the coming weeks but I’m excited. I am also joining a case study competition kind of thing with my friends so I literally shot myself in the foot by adding more work to my already huge pile of work. Not complaining but really am just trying to grab opportunities while I still can. It’s only two more years of university and hopefully I can get the most out of it!

I shall go and shower now because 6 hours of continuous group meeting killed my brain cells. Till next time!

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