Thursday, 18 June 2015

Top 3!


So it's been a little over a week since my last post so I was thinking about what I was enjoying recently and as it's my summer break before going back to University I'm watching/reading a lot of things which I wasn't able to do much whilst at uni. This will be a short post about my top 3 books and programmes/films!

So books... I'll admit I'm one of those people that sometimes I can read something so quickly and other times it'll take me about 3 months or more to even finish a book! Before I go on, 2 out of 3 is of course going to be manga.. sorry! It's just something enjoyable to read I find, and it doesn't take as long as a book so it's just a nice little read.

My top at the moment: ReLife 

It's about a guy called Arata Kaizaki who is 27 years old and is having no success in his life, he is then approached by Ryo who works at a company called: ReLife. Kaizaki gets the choice to be a part of an experiment where he has to act like a high school student for one year with a pill that makes him look young again. It basically follows his journey going through school again, it's still publishing at the moment so it is a little annoying having to wait for a new chapter to be published but a new ones come out practically every day! I love it, it's funny and at times quite heart warming. A very enjoyable read!

My second choice is: You're the one that I want
This is quite old now aha, and she has just got a new book out, I think it came out today if I'm right, I'm sure I'll check it out! I'll admit I've been reading this a while now, not because I don't like it because I love it! I'm just a very slow reader as stated before, but I'm practically at the end. It is cute, adorable, intense, sad, there's so many different emotions you go through whilst reading, one minute you're really happy then the next it gets a bit sad. Its basically this girl Maddy who has to choose between Ben and Rob. They went to school together and grew up together as three bestfriends until feelings started to get involved. It's very good! 

My last choice: Psyco-pass 
I've only just began reading this, I watched the series first and absolutely LOVED it. (Yes it'll be in my top 3 watched tbh) It's about how technology categorizes people based on a persons psychological, physical and emotional trait. The system is the name of the title, Psycho-pass, if someone's psycho-pass is clouded, it's usually not a great thing.. however the governmental agency uses criminals (known as enforcers) to be their dogs and help with the dirty work in getting criminals. I just think it's so clever, the fact that they rely on technology to determine whether someone is a criminal or not, they tend to have many problems, and many who rebel against this system, and it makes you question how much we really rely on technology. I mean it's just brilliant, the series is amazing and I'm sure the manga will be just as good! Looking forward to reading it. 

So film/programmes... 

My top is probably ^ (Psycho-pass) of course. I don't really need to say anymore, just pls watch it. 

My second choice will be a film: Avengers Age of Ultron 
I know this has been out for a while now but I was trying to think of recent films that have come out, and the two I have recently seen are this, and Pitch Perfect 2 (which was enjoyable but I thought this came out on top for me, but there totally different genres so they're both good in their own ways.) But I just found this to be amazing, action-packed, funny, intense, and so on. I kind of enjoyed the fact that in this one compared to the first one it actually showed them saving citizens, usually the city blows up and gets destroyed and you don't really see much saving of people, but I liked that about this one. It also like the new mix of superheroes who are the 'new' avengers, it makes things a little different which is good from time to time! I would advise you go see this (if it's still out... or wait for the DVD!) 

My third and final is a television programme, I'm going to choose two,  I can pick between the two but I feel like everyone hears about one of them quite a lot so something different might be nice to hear about. But firstly: Game of Thrones! 
It's just so good, so intense. Literally anything could happen, usually in programmes you have those main characters that will probably survive whatever is thrown at them, but this is just not fair. I'm sure you all heard about the finale and it still makes me sad thinking about it. I'm not going to say about what happens as I don't want to spoil anything and yeah yeah they'll be stuff about it everywhere so it doesn't really matter. But there's a whole year to wait which sucks but I suppose it gives you something to look forward to... right? Although I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to it anymore :'( 

My other television programme is: Humans.
It only started last Sunday, but it seems fairly interesting. It's about these new gadgets which are called a Synth, basically they're robots, but humans pay for them to do all the chores in the house, and serve them with whatever the human asks of them, but it seems something is going on with them. It's pretty creepy to be honest, but after watching the first one I will be carrying on with the series, so go give it a watch if you haven't already!

And that's all! Hope you enjoyed having a read of my top 3's! And if it helps you to choose something to watch/read then woo! Chat later. 


Monday, 8 June 2015

Clothing Favourites!

Hey hey!

So I thought the blog was looking a bit bland, so more pictures is a must! Instead of an advice post again I thought I'd just tell you what I was really enjoy wearing at the moment, as it's been lovely weather these past few days in the UK too! (This is unusual for us!) So here's three outfits I'm loving at the moment...

For me I find it difficult to show my legs, so even though it's probably been warm enough to be without tights I still wear them. Plus it hasn't been super hot, there's been a little breeze so I feel tights are needed! (Even a cardi or jumper too!) But I bought this last month in Forever 21, which does mean I can't remember how much the shorts and top cost but it's Forever 21, it isn't going to be expensive! (Love me some bargains from there) 
The top is a lovely floral pattern, and it's quite loose so it's good for when it's a bit warm! The shorts are just denim shorts with the usual hole type pattern. 

 My next item that I'm keen with at the moment is this playsuit I got from New Look, for £9.99 I think! I thought it was a very good price and I really liked it. I don't really know what you'd call the pattern, maybe aztek-y? I just thought it was pretty, and a good find for a summer look!

And finally my other favourite thing to wear is this poka-dot playsuit. As well as just wearing it for a casual day, it can also be turned into a going out outfit in the evening if you added some heels and nice jewellery to go with it? I got this from Next before I went on holiday to Lanzarote at the beginning of the year, so again I can't remember how much it was but I do remember it being in the sale after Christmas so was probably a good find! 

I feel like doing some sort of lookbook for a season but as I'm just at home by myself today it was easier to take pictures in my full length mirror! Hope you enjoyed reading!

Chat soon, 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Top Tips for University

So, hello!
This is my first chat post, so here goes...

Firstly I'll tell you a little about where I'm at and what my thoughts are on it. I go to a university in little old England, called Edge Hill University! It's in Lancashire, Ormskirk, probably not a very heard of place.. but it's nice! It isn't a city university so it's all in one place and quite cosy, I think that's one of my favourite things about it.. but if you do love being in big cities, Liverpool is only a short train ride away! And a seaside is literally down the road as well, I love it, you kind of have a bit of everything around you. I study Film and Media, hence why I'm into blog writing aha. Before you say it, doing Film isn't just watching films... I wish!! A lot of essays are involved unfortunately, but you do get a wider range of knowledge of different films, old and new. I decided to do this subject just because I did film at A level and I enjoyed it, I had no idea what I wanted to do with the subject after University, I just thought I like it so why not study it! Which is a good tip... if you're thinking about going to University it's a good idea to choose something you enjoy rather than choosing something because you know they'll be good job opportunities.. don't get me wrong, it is good doing something that can give you a job but don't just choose it for that reason alone, or else you'll probably hate sitting in lectures listening to a lecturer go on about something you don't really have any interest in!

University for me was a big thing, I'm a very shy person and the summer before going I was thinking, how on earth am I going to live away from home, and even talk to new people... the sound of that scared me a lot. The thing is with University its a completely new start, you're going somewhere where no one knows you, you can literally start again. To me that sounded quite nice! Not that I hated school and hated how I was, I didn't want to go to University and completely change myself but it was a nice thought that no one knew me. So my main worry wasn't even leaving home but who I was going to live with, will they like me?! Will they think I'm weird?! Will they be horrible?! So many questions came to mind but I had to just do it. And so I did.

When I got there I found myself to be living with four boys and one girl! And, guess what? I was sharing a bathroom. Most people go for having their own en-suite at University but I chose the cheapest option, having more money left over was a better thought for me! And it's really not a bad thing sharing a bathroom, I was thinking I'm going to have to wait so long to get showers and that but there never really was a queue, everyone's in lectures at different times, it was always free when I needed a shower. Going back to the first day, so this was the scariest thing for me... I was thinking it was going to be so awkward, I totally thought I forgot how to talk to people. Everyone was so lovely, after we sorted out our rooms and said goodbye to our parents (that was weird, really weird..) we all sat in the kitchen and chatted and we even played a game of cards for a while! It was a really nice way to chill out and just get to know each other. That's a big tip, once you have moved in and your parents have left you don't shut your door and sit in your bedroom by yourself! It may be scary to go into the kitchen with everyone and chat but trust me once that's been done you'll feel so much better. Another good tip is when you are moving your stuff in prop your door open, don't have it closed! At least that way the others moving in around you can walk past and pop their head in and say hello!

Another good thing to do on the first day is in the evening even if you don't drink (I had one person in my halls who didn't drink) all go off to the Uni's SU! They'll usually be something on as everyone will be moving in, and it can even be a good way to meet others, but if you don't feel like talking to more new people just have a sit down with your new flatmates and well, carry on socialising! And if you do drink, it's a funny way to end the first night seeing everyone drunk!

After the first day you have a whole week of freshers week, which is basically events at night that you can go to, and once again it's a good way to get used to your settings, get to know your flatmates more, and make new friends, and once again you don't have to drink to join in on the events. My first week was fun but I am a very shy person and easily get anxious, I found it hard to to do things. I found it hard to walk out of my room in the morning and socialise, and I was definitely the quiet one of my flat for a bit... but I actually decided to leave University after the first week!!!! Worst decision ever! If you are having a hard time the first week I'd say don't leave straight away, you've hardly had time to see what it's like, give it a little longer! I got home and immediately missed it and thought how stupid I was... and so there I was on the phone asking if I could come back! Thank god they said yes! And also thank god I got my same accommodation back! My flatmates understood and welcomed me back and it was lovely of them. So as well as having a goodbye night out we had another welcome night out, very fun. From then on I got a little more confident and met even more people and it was brilliant, first year was very fun! And don't be too hard on yourself with the work, it is first year, still try as hard as you can but if you don't do so well it usually doesn't count towards your degree.. not that that means that you shouldn't try hard because you really should, it gives you an indication on how well you're doing on the course so it's good to try as best as you can.

Also the student loan. When you first receive it, it feels good to have all that money, then you realise you have to pay rent, and actually live on it... try not to blow it all on drinks, food is good! aha. There's also washing clothes that'll cost a little and little things like that, don't forget about that. I think first year is very good for teaching you about money, it certainty taught me! I ran out before every term finished, so overdraft it was but I'd say try not to get an overdraft, you do have to pay it back! I went out a lot, and so second year I calmed down a little and I was a lot better with money, second year is another story though! I'll do another post on that... student houses are the worst things haha! But anyway, another time for that.

I'd say another good tip is societies! Trust me, you can get bored sometimes and you may not want to go out every evening, so joining a society is a really good idea. You can make new friends that have the same interests, and at the same time you'll be enjoying yourself. There's so many, sport societies, video games, favourite TV programmes, music societies, etc etc, there's too many to mention and every University will have loads. And if you're feeling up to it, create your own, it's something good to put on your CV and it's fun, you can start a society about pretty much anything. (be reasonable though!)  There's probably more tips but I've wrote a lot... but hopefully this helps a little. :)

Sorry it's so long, as I said before I am usually someone who writes a lot! If you do have any questions about University that this doesn't cover I'd gladly answer just ask away! Or if you want a post about a certain aspect just let me know!

Chat to you soon.


A few pictures from my first and second year at uni, there's hundreds but here's a some!