Food, Life, Thoughts

My Favourite Cafes

I’m a walking bottle of nostalgia. I always keep with me memories from random places that I frequent; and the majority of those places are coffee shops. Of all the cafes I’ve been to, the ones in my hometown always got my heart. I still recall many early summer mornings, sitting alone, drinking freshly grounded coffee in a cozy corner; I remember glancing out the window […]

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Life

Our Take on Antwerp

In mid-March, I went on a field trip with my Fashion Management class to Antwerp. During our walk from the bus stop to the hostel, the little city immediately give us a lovely and cozy impression. We spent 2 days exploring and “researching” fashion stores, visiting museums and going out, having fun, accompanied by Antwerp’s […]

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Life

Amsterdam – “The City of Freedom”

A few weeks ago my best friend flew from Birmingham to Amsterdam to visit me for a week. It was such a refreshing experience to explore Amsterdam from a different point of view. I usually just bike to uni and back, not really pay much attention to my surrounding. I guess sometimes you take for granted the touristy attractions […]

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Life

Favourite Little Things

Moving to a new city and living alone have been more challenging than I thought. It turns out that simply following a recipe doesn’t mean you will successfully cook something that’s edible. Doing laundry costs a lot. Making connections deeper than small talk is harder now, unlike living in the dorm where you are constantly surrounded by people. But […]

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Food, Life

Feel Good Breakfast

The 8AM frail morning sun is filling up my room. Class doesn’t start until early afternoon so I have the morning all to myself. As Belle Mare’s soothing tunes playing in the background, I try chucking down a big glass of lemon water and start boiling water for tea. Ever since I moved out and start living in […]

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Life

San Francisco Summer Daze

I chose San Francisco for its arts and its constant needs to keep life in motion. It’s fascinating how San Francisco can be so full of life and peaceful at the same time. Walking around downtown SF, you can feel the people’s vivacious energy vibrates the streets. Sitting on the soft, warm sand at Mile Rock beach, the only […]

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Life

[Playlist] Almost Summer

Song links: Rihanna – Desperado Family Hahas – Hindsight Lais – Cocaine Rain Frank Ocean – Super Rich Kids G-Eazy – Lotta That ft. A$AP Ferg, Danny Seth Prelow – Mistakes Like This BØRNS – The Emotion Johnny Stimson – So. Good. Mac DeMarco – Chamber of Reflection SZA – Child’s Play (ft. Chance The […]

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Life

Left My Heart in Toronto

About two months prior to spring break, I got stuck in a drained and idle mental state. I just felt uninspired. Lacking inspiration affects me a lot because I live for art and I love to constantly create. This trip to Canada really helped me gather myself together. In retrospect, visiting Canada was never the plan but it turned […]

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Life

The Art of Being Alone

(I wrote this for a class and I think it might be interesting to share). I often struggle between being alone and feeling lonely. I have come to create a habit of using social media to make up for the fact that sometimes, I feel utterly alone. Sherry Turkle, a professor at MIT, explains this […]

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Life

How I fell in love with Montréal

At the beginning of the year, I wrote down my new year resolution saying that I have to travel to a different country solo at least once. Then Spring break came along with the opportunity. I chose Canada, Toronto and Montréal to be specific (I will write about Toronto and all its glory in a separate […]

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