Thursday, 18 December 2014

5 Tips on how to Travel in London

Hey guys today I am going to do something different to my usual blogs. Usually in London there are certain etiquettes required to travel on buses, tubes and trains and they should be consider otherwise you get a lot of disappointed looks and angry people. So I am going to give quick 5 tips on how to travel and commute in the Capital.

Tip 1: Let passengers get off first.

When travelling on the Tube, DLR, or the overground you need to let passengers get off first, as the driver will not leave you behind he has a mirror to look into to make sure everyone is safely on so do not rush. Also it is a timesaver instead of barging through if you wait those few seconds it could avoid an argument allowing you to save time.

Tip 2: Wear Headphones if you want to listen to music.

On any form of public transport in London, if you want to listen to music please use your headphones no one wants to hear Eminem or 50 cent or any bhangra blasting from your phone it is rude and also people might have a headache so you might want to be courteous and use your headphones.

Tip 3: Give Priority to certain individuals.

When on the bus or train or DLR there is always priority seats for certain individuals please give them these seats as it makes the journey more pleasant for them, and also it makes the journey less painful for others as they don’t have to wait if there is an argument.

Tip 4: Do not block the escalators.

When on the escalators it is an etiquette to stand on the right (It says it there) so people
who are in a rush for anything can walk up the left hand side of the escalators, making it easier for everyone to get along and have a lovely time travelling in London.

Tip 5: Oyster Cards.

In London to travel you need an oyster card but sometimes there are those certain individuals who will hold up the bus because they haven’t topped up their oyster or they have an invalid oyster card. So my best Advice is to TOP IT UP before you leave otherwise it’ll annoy people and also annoy you as you will have to pay a fine.

And that is it for now, these tips are there to help you commute and I hope you have learnt quite a bit on London’s travel etiquettes.

Oh yeah I forgot to say all my coursework is done and now I am completely free, next Monday I finish work for the Christmas, and I shall be back in January

Take Care Guys

Peace!! :D

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Freedom, Shisha and CHICKEN!

Hey guys, good news I am Free! All my assignments are done and now I am just looking forward to the Christmas holidays where I am able to relax and enjoy the break; however as a Uni student I still have to do a few days of work therefore Christmas holidays mean few books and journals to go over but on top of that I will need to start preparing for my 20th which is on Christmas day :D.

My plan is to go laser tag and then have a nice evening out with a few close friends, having a nice meal and doing some shisha, (I love my shisha and chicken).  In the past 3 weeks I have been going to various shisha places to find the best one for my birthday and I think I have found one which is in Leyton a 10-20 minute bus journey from Stratford, and a five minute journey via train from Stratford. To be honest this isn’t for my birthday I just love my shisha so I go for the fun of it.

As you know I had 4 assignments due last time I blogged, and I have received my feedback from all of them, and I ended up with a 2:1, 2:2, 2:2 and a 3rd. 3 of the four grades I am happy with however the 3rd I am not. Nevertheless I have received my feedback and it just means that I have to slow down to get the best grade possible, even though I have a 3rd I know I can do better and this has woken me up for time management.

I am resuming my driving soon as I am free and my test is around the corner, this time I am not nervous as I know what is expected of me to pass and this time I am going to tick all the boxes and PASS!!.

That’s it from me for now as I am going to get some sleep which is required round about right now.

PS. As a treat I’ve got the new Assassins creed Game and it is AMAZING!!!

Friday, 28 November 2014

Sadness yet Optimism

Hey guys!! Well what can I say half way through this month and that means I’m half way through the current term and I’m busy like no tomorrow! I don’t get time to myself anymore however with that I have difficulty managing my time accurately; however I’m starting to improve.

(Advise: Time Management is Key to gaining a successful degree, that way you will know how to balance everything appropriately, from coursework to social life therefore Manage your time!!)

Right now I’ve been set deadlines, and essays which I am well underway I’ve Finished two and I am already reviewing them to make sure that I complete them to the highest standards. However as a student you always feel like you could have added something more and trust me on this fact I could have added so much more. When you hear word counts 1,500 or 2,000 or even 3,000 it is limited, you have to pick and choose, and sometimes it is hard to make up the word count - all of a sudden it becomes an art.

On top of coursework I stated in my last blog that I was going to take my driving test but unfortunately this time I failed L.  Oh well I always say life moves on and I go with the flow, meaning next time I am going to pass (I hope)!

Unfortunately this blog is going to be short as now I have to go and do some more coursework!


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Shisha, coursework and Christmas

So final week of November and we have only two weeks left of lectures!! Time has gone by fast, it just feels like yesterday that I was moving on to second year and I was doing my first ever job as a clearing assistant!

However there is still some time to celebrate in the next two weeks, I have four different deadlines, two presentations and two essays one after the other and each of them I have to give my 100 percent and maybe even more, so right now I am more than stressed! I’ve done one presentation script and that is due on Monday 1st December, and I know for sure I will do well.

Presenting is a way for me to relax, to show my talkative side and a way for me to excel where I lack in my writing style. My debating skills also excel so that is something I am looking forward to.

I have submitted majority of my assignments from one presentation, one book review, and one chapter review, however I still feel bombarded with stress! However I have my relaxing spot, I have my vice, which is Shisha. I go to my local shisha lounge which is in Leyton, it’s amazing as it’s the  best way to relax for me as well as socialising however I will have to cut down on going out if I want to succeed this year and be number one.

I haven’t been focusing on my driving either as I’ve been really busy with other stuff including a proposal for a new business which I am looking to open in 2019-2020.

But for now that is it back to coursework and back to stress, Christmas is around the corner so I hope you have a lovely time shopping for it.

Byeee :D

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Gym, Coursework, Driving and SLEEP!!.

Hey Guys, so where do I start? This past month has been more than hectic as I've been really busy with coursework, weddings, driving and also my new past time and my second home the GYM!!.

As I said above the coursework is starting to become intense, 4 Assignments due in the next few weeks, that’s not healthy for any student, but has to be done. I have 2 pieces of coursework which are both presentations, which require a 500 word prĂ©cis of the presentation articles, and also the presentation itself. (Trust me it’s not as easy as it sounds). The presentations I have completed went quite well, lecturers complimented me on my presentation skills but personally I know I have a long way to go. On top of that I have another 2 assignments, due for end of November that seems far away yes but not when you have to review an article or a chapter, and also got to review a whole book for an assignment. (Yes this is the life of a university student when it comes to coursework).

But with Coursework I’ve been busy with weddings, party time!!!.  I’ve got one coming up on the 2nd November of a distant relative, however a wedding is a wedding so I have to look amazing no matter what.  I’ve organized my suit a Black suit with a pink shirt, means perfection. But even though it is a distant relative I still have to help out with the wedding, so I’ve been organizing the hall, the cars, and the food. 

But on top of wedding organizations I have been doing my driving lessons and have booked my driving test for the 14th November. (Yikes!) so that has made me nervous as I want to pass this test and get it over and done with.

However from this entire hectic schedule I have a new peace of mind, and it’s at the gym. I recently joined the gym couple of weeks ago after a lot of nagging from my good friends. But I’m Glad I joined it gives me a break from the fast pace of this world and lets me keep my body in fit shape. The university has a gym, however as I live at home it is a bit of a travel for me to come here to just go gym. I go to a gym called Better, which is based in Leyton and is just a ten minute bus journey from Stratford. I pay the student rate which £30.00 per month. This allows me access to 60+ gyms across the whole country, and all facilities, including the swimming pool.

So that’s all for now, hope you enjoyed it and stay tuned for more blogs :D.

Monday, 20 October 2014

My First Blog!

Hey Guys! As it says in my description I am a second year student in History, and It is intense this year as I am going all out history with four different history modules!. 2 of those modules are core modules, which are early modern England which is taught by the programme leader Sandra Dunster. 

The second core module is global exploration which is a brand new module for the department and being the first to be taught this module, all I can say is that the module is AMAZING!. You learn about empire, trade as well as using some interesting primary sources you get to know about the real experience of ships and encounters.

The third module I am doing is not a core but it is a history based module which is Colonial Encounters, this is similar to Global exploration and links in hand to hand with the module; however within this, it is more about the dark bits of trade as well as the trade encounters that occurred. And this is taught by Christopher Ware.

The forth module I am doing is War, culture and memory. A history programme would not be a history programme without a module of war. This is based upon the First World War and the Second World War and how it is remembered in popular culture and memory.

With the obvious coursework pressures and exams I also have chances to relax with seminars and field trips!! The course is taking us to several trips this year and also one to France and Belgium.

So that’s it for now... Byeee!