Sunday, May 22, 2016
It's Autumn, or as some like to call it fall, here in New Zealand. I love the feeling of walking to work in the morning with orange/yellow and brown crisp leaves surrounding the streets. It's such a beautiful season. To be honest, I cannot wait for winter, I love the fashion, layering, blankets, movies, hot drinks and snacks.
What's your favourite season?
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Just wanted to fill you in on what I've been investing my time in lately. I got a part-time job at a quirky and fun restaurant in Hamilton called Chim Choo Ree. I swap between working here and their little icecream joint, Duck Island.
It's been really great, as I'm also working part-time growing and marketing my brand/blog, Be My Light.
So there you have it, this is currently my life as I know it.
Sunday, April 24, 2016
I made it, I've finally graduated! This is my third graduation but my first undergraduate degree. I completed a Certificate in Airline, Tourism and Travel when I left high school at 17 years old. Then worked for a few NGO's before studying a Graduate Diploma in Not-for-Profit Management.
This Bachelor of Social Sciences degree took me three and a half years, and it has been a hard journey along the way. I dropped out of the second semester of my second year at The University of Auckland due to mental health issues. There was something settling about moving back to Hamilton and being closer to my family.
I want to thank all of you - you know who you are - who championed me, pushed me, cried with me, studied with me, and most importantly loved me through it all.
Here's to the future, I hope it will be as bright and as prosperous as I dream it to be.
Monday, March 7, 2016
WELCOME TO THE VILLA!
Two of my best mates (Petraa, Alex) and I moved into a cute little villa near the heart of the city, a good 5 minutes walk to Hamilton Central. We moved into this humble abode at the start of February. Seeing as I left for Melbourne a short few days after moving in, we celebrated our flatwarming last Saturday with some good quality people.
Hope you love it as much as we do.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
First blog post of the year! Have been rather busy finishing up my degree in Politics and International Relations, which I can happily say is done and dusted. As a little treat for myself, I decided to take a trip over to Melbourne for nine days to stay with a friend in the heart of Fitzroy. It was such an amazing trip (see more daily activities on my instagram here).
Some amazing cafes, restaurants and attractions that I checked out were:
➕ Smith and Daughters (is a fave!), as well as Smith and Deli.
➕ Vegie Bar
➕ Grub Food Van
➕ Newtown Specialty Coffee
➕ Archie's All Day
➕ Admiral Cheng-Ho
➕ Market Lane Coffee
➕ Yong Green Food (For Asian fusion meals)
➕ Madame K's (Vegan Thai food)
➕ Bimbo Deluxe - Rooftop Bar (For $4 Pizza)
➕ Brighton Beach Bathing Sheds
➕ Abbortsford Convent (which has a vegetarian restaurant called 'Lentil as Anything' where you go to eat and decide how much you're willing to pay for the meal. They act as a multicultural community which support young migrants and refugees - such a great cause).
There were other amazing things to see and do like checking out all of the old buildings that surrounded you, parks, botanical gardens, as well as all of the street art that was prominent everywhere you went. But majority of my time was spent drinking coffee and eating my way through the city.
Cannot wait for my next trip back!
Saturday, December 5, 2015
1. Nero Assoluto Eau De Parfum 75ml by Roberto Cavalli | $128
2. Delilah - Wild Cat Wallet by Status Anxiety | $109
3. Grey Moonstone Ring - June by Pandora | $69
4. Daddy Issues Tee by Violet Benson | SO
5. The Olivia by Naked Vice | $129.95
6. Laurel Wreath Silver Ring by Pandora | $79
7. Decoy Black by Chaos and Harmony | $299
8. Another tattoo by Steve Wood
9. Sex, Breakfast of Champions Tee by Lovers + Drifters Club | SO
I'm really digging sassy tees at the moment, as well as my regular black and silver aesthetics, throwing a little leopard in whenever I can. One thing I do know is that I'm definitely getting this perfume. Thanks to self!
Christmas month is underway,
What has everyone got planned for the festive season?
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
♢ American Graffiti and other '50s music in general.
♢ A lot of pop lately such as Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber (Don't judge...pop rules).
♢ Mumford & Sons - building up the anticipation for their show next week.
♢ A few bands & singers on Daytrotter like Summer Salt and Frankie.
♢ Nashville - Isn't it getting good?!
♢ The Walking Dead - This is one that I watch w my brother and his partner, we love zombies!
♢ American Horror Story - Lady Gaga is crushin' it. Really loving this season.
♢ How To Get Away With Murder - I'm obsessed with this show!
♢ Blood & Oil - I only started watching it because Nate off Gossip Girl is in it.
♢ Wicked City - Same as above, although Chuck Bass from GG is in this show and he plays a serial killer.
♢ The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff - Excited for the movie to come out. This book is about a Danish painter who was the first to undergo sex reassignment surgery. It's really good so far.
♢ I was reading his other book previously called 'The 19th Wife.' Super interesting if you like fact based fiction books. It's about polygamy in the earlier days of mormonism.
♢ I'm also reading my study notes, does that count? Last exam for the semester this Thursday.
♢ Gotta have my 'The Horse' watch on me at all times.
♢ Also loving my stirling silver ring collection at the moment, as well as my necklaces. Especially when I was never really much of a jewellery person in the first place.
♢ Fruit, especially strawberries right now... bring on summer!
What are some of your favourite things this month?