Sunday, October 11, 2015

Week 2

Lets start off with last Sunday. My crew and I went to the Peak District for a walk in the morning, we took the bus (which has usb ports and free wifi) all the way to Bakewell. Arriving there, we walked through a small town before going on a random trail. We crossed a few fields, avoided a lot of cow poo and jumped over a wired fence. When we felt like we had gone far enough, we headed back to town where we walked around for awhile before heading back.

I was expecting the walk to clear my mind but it honestly didn't. However, I did talk to my mum and my sister after that and it made me the happiest person on earth. I think I went from near depression to mega happy. That was when I realised that I may have been homesick and because of that, all of my upset feelings over things that I shouldn't be that sad about escalated. I have a journal/diary that I express my feelings in and when I read back my entry from when I was proper upset, I couldn't get why I felt so upset because I didn't after I talked to my family. So that was a good start of my Week 2. 

I went to the computer lab and did some CFD which was complicated but I got through it. Also went to my first SKY meeting and was pressured on how I better be good at designing but told them that they shouldn't worry because I have Arif. I think it has been raining nearly everyday so I didn't get to play basketball. However, I did play netball on Friday and it automatically got me into the netball team. Will probably play during the Leeds games and the games coming after that. 

A few days back, I found something out and instead of being upset or mad, I was just really disappointed. Mainly because I discovered it on my own instead of being told about it. But I couldn't really confront the person. I also talked to Susu yesterday and it was nice being able to tell her about something and the fact that she could relate just made me happy.

Woke up at my usual time yesterday to go to the market for prawns. They are quite expensive (based on what Mum said) but anything for Nasi Lemak. I didn't like going to the market at all in Malaysia but the markets here are alright because they're very clean and organised. So from now on, when we feel like making something good, we'd just head to the market. Also talked to my mum yesterday which I probably will start doing every weekend and it was honestly very nice.

I was supposed to go to the Peak District today but the crew is planning on going shopping. Therefore, I'll probably just stroll around the Botanical Garden somewhere near Broomhill before heading to Meadowhall because I've promised myself that I would go on a walk every weekend, just so that I could start my week with a clear mind. Also planning on getting a car but I haven't done enough research yet.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Week 1

Interacting with lecturers using a response system on our devices, having an updated electronic timetable, using apps to access our course, being provided with freaking cool labs, classes starting after 9am and ending before 6pm... I am honestly enjoying my student life here. I have never enjoyed labs but a few days ago, I had a lab session and it was so fun! We were allowed to use anything that was on our worktable without being afraid of doing things wrong. It takes 10 minutes to get to class but every morning, my homie and I would leave the house half an hour before so that when we get into the lecture hall, we would be able to pick our seats.

As our building is kind of in town, we would sometimes detour before heading back home. That would mean going to Tesco or going all the way to Primark. I have also been playing basketball nearly every afternoon with the crew. Kema being our coach and there we'd be running around trying to dribble the ball, with me getting everyone disappointed because my shooting skills aren't there all the time. But when I'm in the game, bang bang boom, five nil. That's just an exaggeration obviously.

Getting all emotional now, a few days ago, I wasn't able to sleep and oh was it a nightmare! I have never had trouble falling asleep and there I was, lying down, trying to do the best I can at falling asleep but it just didn't happen. A few close-to-tears moment and a national geographic video got me dreaming in the end. I could sleep in class but couldn't on my bed, if only you could feel my pain.

However, yesterday, after going through something that I didn't expect would affect me so much, I decided to sleep early just so that I could take my mind of it. Thank God it didn't take me long to fall asleep. Waking up this morning, I felt so much better with one thing on my mind which is to get over it. Now, here I am waiting for 9 o'clock because I'm going to go out to enjoy the fresh air. And to leave it all behind me.

I would also like to stop listening to Westlife because I can relate to most of the songs and that isn't cool.