Salam everyone! It has been one month since I arrived in the UK(God it felt like years now!!), but I haven’t properly share my experience here.
I got some free time now, thus I thought this can be a good time to write in this blog, which I truly miss to be honest.
Generally, my life here is amazing, far beyond my expectations, Alhamdulillah! It has been one month, yet I have learnt more new stuffs than I ever had(what living in a foreign country did to you, duh).
I got some new friends from lectures and tutorials(which are sweet and nice!) , not to forget my housemates which have really helpful at times when I got so messed up, hahaha.
Lets just start from the very beginning of everything,
19th September 2017
The immigration scene was kinda funny, because I was put on hold at the counter and was asked to stand aside to which I was clueless why.
Started feeling anxious cause I thought there was something wrong with my Visa(ahhhh!!), but apparently it was because my name is similar to a Wanted criminal so they wanted to clarify with the police.
Omg??? Man I gotta change my name 😂
20th September 2017
Moved in my house in Southampton and heck, this day was really tiring but satisfying!
These were pictures I took when I first came to the house, everything is still all over the place, I will show you guys an updated version of my room(if I found any lol).
When I first entered my room, I really loved it! It has a size that’s perfect for me to live in, I love the queen sized bed and all the furnitures that came along with it. Couldn’t be happier,guys.
22 September 2017
At this time, class hasn’t started so we took this chance to take a tour around our campus, which is really big!
I am studying Psychology at Southampton, my faculty is about 10 minutes of leisure walking from my house, perfect!
I tend to pick some free stuffs from the my faculty’s student office every now and then 😂
Suprisingly, I do not have any class at this Psychology building, though I did participate in some psychological experiments here.
Most of my classes are in completely different places!
23 September 2017
It was really worth it because although we only went for a short while, we visited fair amount of places and met some of our friends in London.
Both of us stayed at The Corus Hotel which was provided by Maybank.
Anddddddddd, the highlight of this trip for me is the unexpected visit to Peggy Porschen Cakes which is just a stone throw away from Victoria’s Station.
I have been wanting to come to this place earlier this year because I saw Asma Nasa ‘s instagram post, but I didn’t know the place so it was just a thought that went by.
But trust me, the place looks so much nicer and live-lier in real life 😭😍💖 The cakes were kinda too sweet for me( because I don’t really fancy sweet stuffs, like chocolates etc), but the presentation was so nice!
We also visited the Buckingham Palace(but didn’t manage to watch the change of guards’ ceremony because apparently it was cancelled that day!), ate at Malaysian Hall Canteen(but didn’t took a picture of the food because we were so freaking hungry), and also shopping at Oxford Street.
26th September 2017
We went to a really amazing steak place, which was suggested by my sister. We had a great evening, and definitely a full one.
Can’t really remember, but I reckon this is my first time eating steak lol.
28th September 2017
This day was indeed an amazing day because I had a really great time with my mom and my friend. In the morning, I met my KMB friend, Aina. (I was in KMB for a month before I entered KYUEM, both places meant so much to me 💖)
We had a quick catching up session before I went to join my mom and Maryam(my 4 year old niece which I also refer as my lil sister because she look and act exactly how I did 16 years ago haha, and also partly because I wanted a little sister so bad ever since I was a kid), to go to GoSport which is like a Langkawi in Kedah except it is much smaller than Langkawi.
All in all, that was the highlight of my first month in the UK 🇬🇧! If you actually read all the way till here