Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Surprise








Today marks the 17th birthday of one of my best-est friends Hamera.

x

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

An Update: Finishing DSEs

I've finally finished my DSEs! If you don't know what they are, they are the HK public exams that determine our future; basically whether we would have a chance to enter university here or not, and I'm done. All 5 subjects: done. It's been one whole month of studying, revising, studying, revising and hopefully, all of the hard work pays off.

Now that the public exams are over and I'm off school, I don't know what to do. I mean, I already have things planned in the upcoming weeks and months such as working on creating our school yearbook as part of the Trailblazers team (us literature people are in charge of it) in school and possibly interning at DotAsia in June but as of now, I don't have anything "big" planned for the week...

because I'll be catching up on AHS, Hana Yori Dango and The Carrie Diaries, blogging (I'll be posting once a week!...or twice) and reading and reading and reading. Ha!

x Ella

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Song Week #01: Shawn Mendes' Cover of "Counting Stars"

Hi everyone! I apologize it's been quite a while since I last posted (and this just might be the third time I've said this...). I've just been so occupied with everything else lately; revision, school tutorials, exams, tests...especially since the HKDSEs are coming in less than two months which will be extremely important for an entry to university so I can't really find much time to blog now.

Other than that, I want to share with you guys a cover that I've recently been VERY obsessed with. A song called "Counting Stars" by Shawn Mendes, originally sung by the band One Republic that literally gives me the "feels" and just because this talented young man sings it so well. Multi-talented. My favorite cover so far!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Macau Study Trip

Our school organized a Macau study trip yesterday where we stayed and toured there for up to 10 hours from morning until night, and within those 10 hours we also visited three universities which are the Institute for Tourism Studies, the University of Macau and Macau University of Science and Technology. We saw the Ruins of St. Paul's as well which was pretty incredible considering the background history behind it and now it's still there. The Galaxy was one of the places we went to during night and can I just say it has the most beautiful, amazing interior architecture and design that I've seen so far?

We only had a day to tour around Macau and check out universities since that was the main purpose of the trip, so our schedule was extremely tight and we had to make sure we followed the plan and do things quickly. Overall it was an awesome experience and I'm glad to have visited the region. I've always wondered how Macau was like.

Behind The Ruins of St. Paul's.




Taken from one of the floors in the University of Macau.