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Highlights on Oct/Nov/Dec Events 2017

A three consecutive months update.

October 2017
(1) Hull fair 2017- 12th October A glimpse of the UK's oldest fair with 700+ years history. I was stuffed by 5 donuts that night, did not regret it ๐Ÿฉ. I have found my inner child once again (I love me some more fairs ๐ŸŽ ๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽˆ). Just a happy girl strolling in the theme park with her bag of sugar coated donuts ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป+๐Ÿฉ.

Some of the fun moments we had.
(2) Whitby- Northern England- 21th October
A trip to this seaside town in Northern England ⛵๐ŸŒŠ which is well known for its fish and chips dish, Whitby! A quiet place for strolling and getting to know doggos ๐Ÿถ. 

Met some new people along the way.

Hadley's fish and chips £10
A little bit too windy I would say.
Light tower.
Hi Captain Cook!
Meet Bailey, a cute friend I have met in Whitby. He's only five years old, adorable! Still miss him. Sending love to him from Hull ❤️๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ!

November 2017
(1) Hull Bonfire Night-  4th November End of fall, winter approaching ❄, in the night, cro…

2017 ๐Ÿ“†

I keep rewriting the numbers over and over again and yet there is no simple way to write it. And yes, 2017 is coming to an end. Somehow I always write a post to wrap up my whole year and it has been a habit of mine since 2011, 5 years.

Just so if you wanted to read the wrap-up posts for the previous years:
2013 (Skipped 2013, 5 years then)

I have written either summaries and/or thought posts, depending the year itself. I hope you enjoy reading them before coming back to this post.

I will try keeping it short on the events this year, so I will just include the entries' links and/or photos if the entry is not posted in here (I apologized if you haven't seen me posting some of the events here) **I will write entires for the missed out events, stayed tune!** If you want to have a read, feel free to do so. Each posts has different inspirations and might as well linked to my personal thoughts.

Summary of the year (Click on photos for post link!)
I hit the a…

Take care of yourself

because no one else will.

I always tell myself this. It serves as a notion rather than thinking negatively. As you know, I am living alone, far away from my loved ones. I am not the most independent person, but I am fortunate that I have practiced to be since little. I am a discipline child who packs her own books for tomorrow's classes, fold her bed sheets after waking up and build her own time schedule for tasks etc. Even when I am working, I understand the importance of time schedules, complying with your routine of course. If it doesn't, it has no purpose at all.

Anyways, this thought hit me when I fell ill in the UK during my first month here (My health love to play jokes on me). I have to do chores, settle my school work, cook for myself, consume medicine even if I don't feel like moving around. A lot of thoughts went through my mind and it bothers me that I used to take advantage of my mother when I am feeling ill back in Malaysia. Living alone is not …

Little accomplishments

They matter.

We are believed to achieve big things since little. These expectations were built up by people around us, from society to parents at home, to get into prestigious corporates, to have a great source of income in order to have a "successful" life. However, all you wanted to do are the little things. Cheering someone up, purchasing a box of homemade cupcakes for donation or even give your favourite food to someone who really need it.

For me, the little things count. The 10% extra work you put on your undergoing project or assignment, yes, it counts. People may not see it, but that does not mean it is not an effort. There are many things in life for us to focus. Most of the time, people will focus on the big things, a wide view of everything. However, if you take a look through a "microscope", you will see things, little accomplishments that someone else will celebrate.

Do not worry that you will not shine. Everyone shines in a different way. Some people h…

I am not good enough

but I am hoping to see a better me.

// Whitby 2017.
I am constantly criticizing myself. I treat it as a part of self-reflection, but often times when I go overboard, the criticisms itself will start to pressurize me. I think this is mainly because I wanted to become a better person in different aspects of life.

Sometimes I am aware about it, but still I'll just go with it. It's a bad habit, I know. That is why I am writing this today, not only to remind myself, but also to dedicate this piece to those out there who always feel that they are not good enough or not worthy. But first, keep this in mind: You are worth enough.

Why the feeling of 'not good enough' always pops up? Yes, you have guessed it --- Comparison. I compare myself to others sometimes, I am the average Victoria. And there are no limits in certain area. So basically, many people and things that I can compare myself with-- Physical, check, skills, check, smartness, check. The list goes on, and on, and onn…

One month

Being away from home.

20th October 2017.

Life's getting busy, still I wanted to note down this special date.

I have officially lived in the UK for a month. I appreciate the good and the bad in the past. Prior to everything, I wonder how things will go, how is it going to be? But now, I have adapted the environment, the people, but still, not the weather though. I worry about things a little bit too much.

I pretty much have expanded my comfort zone without realizing it. I applied for this university, which is not from my local university's partnership list, I have talked to people about it, wandered around in education fairs, negotiate with agents etc. These things made me grow, and they make me the person I am now.

I wanted to create more good memories in Hull, and during my last year of university and in the UK. I have created a checklist of where-to-go(s), what-to-eat and hopefully I am able to tick them off by the end of this term.

I have ticked off a few things from my list…

I am not always happy

And I have accepted it.

Happiness is such a broad range and deep topic to talk about. Even from the level of the happiness can be distinguished based on the perspective or the EQ level of different people. Some people might be happy about the little things, such as food, dog videos etc. However, when it comes to others, life long companionship or an achievement of a long term goal etc.

The problem that I come to realize is, from the years of unhappiness that I have been through, I wanted to be happy, more than I am actually happy. It actually takes time to digest this statement, like what I did. The pressure that I gave myself in the past, without even being aware of it, is very stressful. Not only I am forcing myself to be happy, I have also escaped the fact that I am sad, but the issues that I am facing are not solved either.

When I seek for other people's advice, they will give me general answers such as "Don't think too much" or "Don't think about it&quo…

Hull // Check in ๐Ÿ™️๐Ÿš

A panoramic photo before I start my writing.

Hi guys, I am currently at Hull, East Yorkshire ๐Ÿ˜Ž. For those who do not know where Hull is, it is the City of Culture 2017 of the United Kingdom. The people around me did not know where it is, it is a small city merely 2 hours away from Manchester and Leeds.

I am really excited to travel to city centre each time, but unfortunately I have to run errands every time I go and the bus fare isn't cheap considering in Malaysian Ringgit. But overall, I enjoy walking around the city and get to explore different buildings.

A slight glance from the buildings itself. Anywhere makes a good photo.
Believe me, these are randomly taken! ๐Ÿ“ธ

City library.

It's a rather brief post of me checking in this beautiful city.

But no matter how beautiful it is, it will never replace the beauty of Malaysia in my heart ๐Ÿ’“.
Heart is beating for Malaysia as always.

With hopes and loves, Victoria

Leaving alone.

I wrote this before flight, therefore I would like to include this entry in my blog.
20th September 2017, Wednesday. 

Leaving is not the hardest part, but biding goodbye to the ones you love is. The countdown for the departure date does not make me worry, but the thought of leaving to an absolutely unfamiliar place is.

I thought I will weep when it's time for me to leave. However, everything went too quick, from checking in to boarding, that I don't have time to react. The only thought I have is to be strong, stronger than the old me.

I did everything alone from the start till the end. And I thank the people who have given me support along the way. I will choose to do this all over again if time reverse. It was an irreplaceable experience for myself.

I was afraid from the start because there are a lot of unknowns. I have never thought that I have the courage to settle everything and to fly alone in the end. And now here I am, dragging 2 luggages and carrying a backpack, hopping…