Archive for October, 2011

Sigh.

Posted in Czerny. with tags on October 29, 2011 by Vivian K

As a law student, you never feel like you’re doing enough.

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Peer pressure is mental slavery.

Posted in Chord progressions., In a major key. with tags , , , , , , on October 29, 2011 by Vivian K

“At any given point you can release your greatest self. Don’t let anyone hold you back. Don’t let anyone dilute you. Don’t be peer pressured into being less than you are. People willing to dilute themselves for the sake of others is one of the great tragedies of our time. Stop letting others define and set the pace for your life. Get out there and be your best. Do your best. Live your best. Make every day count and you’ll see how exponentially more exciting, thrilling, successful, happy and full your life will be.”
― Steve Maraboli

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

I’ve always wanted to study abroad for the experience. And I figured, my parents didn’t throw in that kind of money for me just to come back unchanged. I’ve become just a little more fearless in life, to new experiences and meeting new people. I want to make the most of my year here in UK because it only comes once.

So sue me for wanting to experience life, grow and learn.

Different.

Posted in Chord progressions. with tags , , , , on October 28, 2011 by Vivian K

I refuse

to be

ordinary.

Planted by streams of river.

Posted in Sonatinas. with tags , on October 27, 2011 by Vivian K

 

 

Sketched by yours truly.

 

 

 

 

Beautiful.

Posted in Chord progressions. with tags , , on October 26, 2011 by Vivian K

You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things out of us.

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

Psalms 103:14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.

Balance.

Posted in Chord progressions. with tags , , , , , , on October 25, 2011 by Vivian K

Reading law in Reading.

Posted in First Movements., In a major key. with tags , , , on October 20, 2011 by Vivian K

This is for you, June. 

Well, it’s been ages since I’ve done some proper blogging. Been so caught up settling in uni. Anyways, I’ve promised my best friend June that I’ll put up pictures of my room here in Reading. I didn’t want to post them on Facebook for the world to see. So here they are!

This is where I study and do most of my unproductive work. It’s pretty neat because the window is just right there and the sun shines in (when we’re lucky to get the sun, that is!).  I’m quite happy with the view I got too. I get to stare at the beauty of Reading when I wake up. And it’s quite pretty now in autumn. It tends to get cold at night though because the cold seeps in through the window.

Cosy ain’t it? Yup, I get a nice wardrobe next to my study table. Everything is pretty new because my batch are the second users of it. This hall was built two years ago.

More storage next to my bed. My mom says it’s like my own mini market.

And we have a huge pin board in our rooms!

Toilet on the left. Laundry bag on the bottom right. Shoes just right by my door. 😉

My very own toilet.

Hot showers! How lovely art thou. And isn’t it lovely how torquise blends with white! My two favorite colours.

If you know me well, you’d know I have an obsession over flowers.  So I got a pot of  white roses to sit beautifully on my window sill.

The view from my window.

Also the view from my window, towards the left side. There you can see the other blocks of my accommodation.

The corridor of my flat. It gives us that feeling like you’re walking into a hotel. We even use swipe cards to unlock and lock doors!

The door straight ahead at the far end is the door to the kitchen.

The shared kitchen! Not too bad.

Ironing board.

The dining table!

As you would have noticed Mackinder Halls are themed orange.

So there you have it! My humble accommodation here in Reading. My home for the coming 9 months.