A “Foreign” Holiday
Jan15

A “Foreign” Holiday

One wouldn’t think there would be many differences between an American Christmas and an English Christmas… one would be wrong. I spent my first Christmas holidays with my partner and his four kids in Nottingham where I was promptly introduced to British Christmas traditions, as well as taking the time to introduce everyone to some of my favorite American classics.   British Traditions I took part in: Crackers, which...

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Christmas Holidays in England
Jan13

Christmas Holidays in England

Before Christmas, after the end of the first semester, I travelled back down to England by car to go home for the holidays. The nine hour journey however was well worth it as I had just started to get a little homesick. Its always good to touch base with home as I didn’t have the chance to go down to Kent during reading week, so I haven’t been to England since mid-August.  So here’s a few little things I did whilst...

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Hello 2017.
Jan11

Hello 2017.

Hey there, Welcome to the first blog post of 2017. I cannot believe how fast the Christmas holidays went by! Over the break I was able to unwind and relax with my family and friends. A few key things took place – I turned 20! (Goodbye teen years) Christmas New Year Though December can be a difficult month with rubbish weather and little daylight, it seems to be my favourite month of the year. I love the lights, atmosphere and...

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Take a break…
Oct19

Take a break…

Hey there, Welcome to a new blog post! I apologise for not posting last week. However, as indicated I took a break (mainly due to reading week), where I spent time at home and didn’t really focus too much on University work. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed my time at home and away from the computer. For this blog I thought I would share my own opinion about taking breaks and finding time for yourself, especially if you feel that...

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Curry Party!!
Oct11

Curry Party!!

As an International student, one the many problems you will face is home sickness! I come from Singapore, where the population density is slightly more than 7900 per square kilometre (that’s the third highest in the world) compared to UK which is only about 65 per square kilometre! As such, it was natural for me to feel lonely and bit isolated in Dundee. This applies to any international student from any other country which has larger...

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Going Home.
Oct05

Going Home.

Hey there, Welcome to another blog post! I truly cannot believe that I have been in Dundee for six weeks already! Although I have been having an amazing time in Dundee settling in and attending lectures, I had also been counting down the days until I was able to come home for a visit. For most of the day last Thursday I was incredibly excited about driving home and spending a few days with my family. Especially because we were all...

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