Sunday, June 22, 2014

New Tumblr blog!

So I've started a new Tumblr blog which will be mostly pictures. I hardly have the time to sit down and write stuff nowadays so I guess posting pretty pictures everyday will be a good compromise. It'll be new stuff mixed in with some old favourites. I've been feeling rather nostalgic lately and have been trawling through old photos.

Do pop by for a visit! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer has begun, so has the term

So that time of year has come. Trees are filled with leaves once again. People sit on the meadows, soaking in the sun. Take a deep breath in an you will catch a whiff of smoke from the disposable barbeques roasting all sorts of delicious treats. That my friends signals the beginning of summer. 

Unfortunately, my new term has started as well. 

We had a total of five weeks holiday, two of which I spent redoing some exams. Evidently it hasn't been the smoothest of journeys but I am thankful for being able to make it this far. I did however managed to visit Prague, Istanbul and Santorini so loads of pictures will be up soon. Had a really good time eating good food and lying in the sun all day. I read two books which is more leisure reading than I've done all year. 

Hopefully with the sun out I will have the incentive to get out there and take more photographs. Edinburgh is absolutely gorgeous when the weather is good. All I want to do is sit outside with a mocha coconut frappuccino (my current obsession) from Starbucks.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Field of Light

So over the past month this pretty art installation called Field of Lights by Bruce Munro has been set up at St Andrews Square. Everyone loves lights. I think it evokes memories of Christmas and festivities. Anyway, it definitely makes the usually mundane walk through town much more interesting. The lights glow and fade into different colours. You can see power wires snaking through the field making it almost look like the lights are drawing its energy from the earth. 

Exhibition finishes at the end of this month so there is still time to catch it. Unless of course if you don't currently live in the charming city of Edinburgh, you'll have to make do with the pictures here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Steak, sunshine, and wine

Tuscany, the land of vineyards, sunshine, and multimillion dollar mansions. This is from two years back on a trip around Europe with Carl and Jordan. We found this hostel in the outskirts of Florence where a millionaire basically opens his massive estate to backpackers. I remember it being less than 20 euros per person a night for a fully equipped apartment and access to the rest of his property which includes a massive infinity pool. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hello there! Updates and a few photos.

Oh god. I feel like I have to apologise for being so lazy with the blog every time I post something up here. (*adds in a rant about life being a medical student). To simply put it, I don't have much material to put up. Thinking back most of the things that go up here were based on places or restaurants I have visited with the family, all who are back home in Malaysia. Unfortunately I can't afford to do that here, being on a tight student budget and all.

Frankly I haven't been doing a huge deal of interesting stuff. If I were to post things up regularly, they will be about my trips to the library or the exciting discovery of how to take even less time to cook dinner. Hint: I now live off homemade wraps. They take two minutes maximum to make.

On rare occasion I do get to wander around the city. This is my third year living here and I am still discovering little nooks and crannies around the city that I have never seen before. Here are some pictures of Dean Village which is found right on the Water of Leith, which used to be a milling village.  It feels like your own little spot right in the middle of the city. I think it is pretty cool how you can find places like this right next to the city center.

Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 Here We Go!

*wipes cobwebs away*

Hello and Happy New Year! I was looking through my archives and 2013 was not a great year for blogging. Hopefully I'll be able to set aside a little more time for it this year. I just don't get the chance to source for travel materials anymore as I am pretty much stuck with studying most of the time. But I passed all my winter exams so that's a relief. Great way to start the year. 

Last weekend, I attended the 'Halfway Ball' with the rest of my class. Had a great time celebrating the occasion with friends. We are all halfway through medicine! It was held at the Balmoral Hotel which is such a beautiful venue. Also it was good seeing people all dressed up as opposed to our usual library/zombie apparel.

Here are some photos from a highland trip taken a while back.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thanksgiving feat. Christmas

We had a double celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas last week because everyone would be away during Christmas. Good to see most of the people I met in first year again. Thanksgiving has sort of become a yearly tradition for us. Our flat has a really nice Christmas vibe at the moment. Some days the living room will only be illuminated by the lights coming from the Christmas tree. Also home in one week! Just have to get through these exams which is driving me nuts. I'm in the hospital all day so any extra time is spent studying or sleeping. Weekends feel almost like a distant memory. #medicalstudentproblems