Saturday, 10 January 2015

Best of 2014

It's been 10 days in to the new year but I don't feel like the 2015 has really kicked in, so I thought I'd do a bit of reflecting on the year 2014 in hope that it will help me move on and embrace the new year ahead.

A Blurry Martin Parr and I
 I went into 2014 when I was in the middle of my last year at university. I've met some amazing lecturers and peers at uni, even some more known names such as Martin Parr himself! Though I have complained many many times about uni, I'm glad that I've stuck to it til the end!


IT'S ALL LIES exhibition
I've worked together in a collaborative group to put up an exhibition with Iniva. This is by far one of my proudest moments, could not have had a better third year exhibition!


 
I met this amazing guy who I now call my boyfriend in 2013 but we made it official at the end of Fed 2014. I look at him with pure affection that grows stronger every single day!


Me stood in front of the Kuala Lumpur Petronas Tower
My family and I visited the homeland, Malaysia! We haven't been back as a family (we've all been individually, or a few at a time, but never as a whole family) since we moved to England so it was a rather special trip! I can't remember the last time I went to the capital but it must have when I was aroun 12-13 years old so this was quite an amazing moment for me, quite a weird one as well as I don't feel like this is my home even though it was for a good 13 years.


Grandparents joint birthday party
While we were there, our family decided to throw our Grandparents a joint birthday party. This was a rather sad moment because my Grandad is a quite ill, and in a way it felt like this was the last celebration as a family together. 


My final project for university
I completed university with a modest 2:1, had my end of year exhibition, and had an external end of year exhibition at free range.


First day at work selfie!
I got a job! Okay so I got a job at Zara and it isn't anything spectacular like a graduate job but I felt proud of myself, I hated the job and left after 2 months but that's not the point... Point is I got a job instead of sitting around in self pitty like many other graduates (ooops... I just dropped a truth bomb!)


Me and Jiri in Prague
My lovely boyfriend and I visited his hometown Šternberk, in Czech Republic. We attended our first wedding together, and hung out with some of his friends and family. We visited his Grandad's where we had a delicious barbeque, like the best I've ever had in my entire life, by the fire with the happiest dog ever. There were acres of land and home grown food all over the places, a massive barn to hold all the barn stuff. I felt like I was transported back in time and I loved every single bit of it!

We also went to Prague and I got the chance to try out some local foods made by his babička (grandmother), at the wedding, and at local pubs. I loved the colorful architecture, and the pace of life is a lot more relaxed than London's!

 
Halloween make up post
I started blogging!


Me and my graduate certificate
 
Official Graduation Photo!
Graduated.

Oasis Christmas Party
I got another job at Oasis once I left Zara, still not a graduate job but I'm working on that.


Christmas day
My first Christmas away from the family (due to work responsibilities), and spent it with my dearest friends who also couldn't go home... These guys made the whole experience more fun and less daunting. I also feel like I am slowly but surely becoming a grown up!


Up at the O2
Ended the year climbing the O2 and mildly partying with a few friends in Shoreditch!


It's crazy how fast time has flew by, seems like a month ago where I did all of this and when I started writing this post, I didn't think I've done much but it turns out, I've had quite the eventful year! At the start of 2014, I had that feeling that it was gonna be a good one but this year I seem to have the holiday blues... I'm hoping this will pick up soon cause I'm so tired of feeling tired.

Until next time,
Grace
x

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