a rainbow after the storm ~ Valerie

today I went up to the stacks to be alone and get some work done, and i found this gem i went over and sat at the desk and was about to start reading, but then i leaned forward and noticed all the writing on the front wall i’d been going through a really rough…

guess what! ~ Victoria

OKAY SO. Guess what I realised? WRONG. I realised I haven’t written a post with KPOP song recs since last year!! (around this time too!) So I’m going to write one. Don’t stop reading I will SLIT YOUR THROAT. My baes are still GOT7  because they are the OG, but I have found new baes…

hong kong for 3 months ~ Valerie

I’m on a plane to New York right now and I’ve been trying to write a blog post for over an hour but I’ve made zero progress. I’m trying to pinpoint the reason why I’m so sad about leaving Hong Kong and I’m not doing very well, so this post is going to be a…

learning how to fail ~ Victoria

I’m thinking about what I’m going to write for this post and I realised that a lot of my posts on this blog is more personal and more about myself while Val’s is a lot about what’s happening in her life and more intellectual things. I’m just a lot more inclined to share about how…

first half of my summer internship ~ Valerie

It’s been a month and a half since I started interning at HELP for Domestic Workers, so I thought it was about time to do a recap of everything that’s happened since (spoiler: a fuck ton). Just a brief introduction—HELP stands for help, empowerment, and legal protection. The organization provides legal assistance and advice to domestic…

final fresher days: my room ~ Victoria

It’s hit me today as I went around town with Rachel to steal boxes from Tesco to pack things in that first year is basically nearing its end, and I am freaking out at how quickly time has passed. How am I already a Uni student for a year and how did I even manage…

post-exams post + other things ~ Victoria

This is slightly overdue because exams ended like almost 4 weeks ago but it’s fine I’m going to recap on things! (end of exams to June 2nd) I mean I guess I should kinda go on a bit about the last exam and how I ended up celebrating it. Last exam went absolute shit It…

exams day 3 (and 2?) ~ Victoria

ok i get that probably no one cares about my exam updates but i’m the only half here that’s hauling ass to keep this blog alive YES I’M TALKING TO YOU VALERIE i’ve made it through all of my intro modules! that’s 9 hours of papers done for poetry, drama and novel! novel was weirdly fine…

the last stretch of my first year ~ Valerie

YES I’M FINALLY POSTING yes I’ve been extremely busy with school and papers and finals and packing my dorm up and coming back to Hong Kong and starting my internship, but Vic has been blogging throughout exam period so I don’t really have an excuse for not writing anything since spring break. I guess this post will just recap…

exams! d-day ~ Victoria

i’m gonna need to be quick about this post because it’s almost 1:30 and i need to wake up at 7:30 if i want to get anymore revision done so. today was my first exam!! basically woke up at 8, revised all my notes a lil, went and met all the other lit students fr…

exam countdown: d-1 ~ Victoria

/This was meant to be yesterday, but I forgot to post it/ So it’s tomorrow how do I feel hm. I spent today finishing Jane Eyre quotes just in time (so all my notes are done). And then I went to dinner, had a weird one in which Rhodri ate AN ENTIRE APPLE including the…

exam countdown: d-2 ~ Victoria

Oops this was supposed to be yesterday. Idk what happened yesterday except that I stayed up really late, slept at 4. Finished revising poetry – focusing on sonnet, elegy, open form and hopefully imagery/symbolism/stanza will all be in there. The way the poetry exam works is that they ask you questions based on form or…