So, I'm going against everything this 'series' on my blog stands for at the moment. For starters, I'm not actually in a café - I'm in my room on campus. Secondly, I'm not drinking coffee, I'm drinking some strawberry milk tea. But hey, some differences don't matter, right?
Wow, it's been a short while since I've written or uploaded anything, hasn't it? Is anyone surprised? That being said, I've been able to finally upload a vlog! Woo! The vlog is, really, me rambling on about nothing in particular during a very busy exam season - my first exam season as an ESL teacher. It's safe to say that I had no idea what I was meant to be doing.
When we think of Chinese festivals, many people immediately think of the Luar New Yea celebrations and may struggle to think of other celebations. And, really, that's fine - I was exactly the same before I started living in China. As time has gone on, I've experienced many different festivals and celebrations, but one that no one really talks about, even here in China (at least in my experience), is the Laba Festival.
Whew, what a couple of months! I can definitely say that life has been hectic over the past few months. survived my first exam season as a teacher, traveled around China, and began my second semester with completely new classes. Saying that, over the past few weeks, I've realized that I now have quite a bit of time to, thankfully, work on my hobbies. This means that I now have more time to focus on Mochadesk - yay!
2018 has been such a hectic year for me, personally, and, looking back, I've achieved so much in just 12 months. I've had my down moments as well, of course, but it's mainly been a year that has kept getting better and better. I didn't really have any goals in mind for 2018 when it began - I just wanted to see where life was going to take me. I think it's safe to say that life certainly has taken me to places I never thought I'd go as well!
I knew that I needed to go somewhere different and not just stay on campus all day, so I was over the moon when someone invited me to go to Beijing for the day with them.
This post is slightly late, I know, but I've been super busy ever since Golden Week ended, what with experimenting slightly with lesson plans and trying to find some resources. It's harder than you think, you know! However, Golden Week was really fun! My Golden Week arguably wasn't as exciting as others, but I explored the city around me and I loved every minute of it.
It was about 4:45 in the morning when I landed, so Beijing was in complete darkness. Or, rather, it would be if it wasn’t for the thousands of lights that were simply mesmerising as the plane kept declining ready for landing. There was no way my face was coming away from the window. This was the moment I slowly began to fall in love with China and I hadn’t even set foot on the ground yet.
I made a post on how to control your finances whilst you're at university. Today I'm going to continue that theme and give you guys 14 tips on how you can take even more control over your finances! These tips cover various different areas of daily life at university - food, travel, shopping and studying.
I'm no finance expert by any means, but taking care of my finances is something that I spent a lot of time doing over the course of my time at university. The one thing that a lot of people dread about moving to university is the fact that they suddenly have to deal with finance and look after their own money. It's quite a scary thought, so I'm here to give you advice on what to do!