I was going to write about how I sped leisurely to university on my lovely new bike looking all brand spanking new and well, unused to be honest. I was going to write about how I got there in record time, beating the buses and even the prediction on Google Maps which said I will…Read more I Was Going To…
Month: September 2014
There are problems with equality. Not in the sense that it should not be something we aspire to but in the way people interpet it to mean different things. Whilst some political ideologies such as conservatism accept the natural hierarchical nature of society, others seek to promote equality simply because it is more 'fair'. I…Read more Equality’s Enigma
Start Of Uni-Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?
I don't party. That statement itself should tell you that for me fresher's week consists merely of attending enrollment and induction at university. Not to say that I am a boring old student but the fact is nearly every event in Fresher's week involves one thing; alcohol. As you probably have guessed by now, I…Read more Start Of Uni-Is It All It’s Cracked Up To Be?
Dashed To The Ground
I was extremely excited about a job that I had applied for. It was a tutoring position at a tuition centre which paid well. After going through the process of having an interview and a lesson trial, I was feeling fairly confident about getting the job. Finally I could do away with the underpaid position…Read more Dashed To The Ground
The Centre Of Television
Well that is perhaps stretching it but yesterday I did visit A centre of television. Sky News HQ in Isleworth is a sprawling complex of buildings which are all terribly confusing unless you know exactly where you want to go. The name of a person is not enough as there are many different receptions. I…Read more The Centre Of Television
"Sir, please can you give me less homework? I've started school and I have got so much this year!" As a tutor, this is something you tend to hear nearly every lesson at the start of the academic year as students try to dodge their way out of more work. Often, they may have a…Read more Excuse Season
Do We Live Or Exist?
Do we live anymore or do we just exist? Existing to record every opportunity where we could have lived yet chose to simply exist? That beautiful sunset on holiday when you decided to message your friends about how amazing it all looked whilst you yourself forgot to enjoy its beauty until you glanced up from…Read more Do We Live Or Exist?
You Should’ve Told Me There’s No Need To Be Nervous!
A break from the Turkey Holiday posts. I went to a job interview today. Well, it was actually a trial lesson as it was at a tuition centre that I had previously applied for. Remember the one where I had said were taking a while to reply and being terribly ambiguous? I had sent them…Read more You Should’ve Told Me There’s No Need To Be Nervous!
Thrown Into The Deep End
I We were thrown right into it. The maze of stalls and shops which compete for space in Istanbul's grand bazaar is bewildering and exciting at the same time. The first people who greet you are those trying to sell you fake perfumes which they advertise as being from the 'black market.' Funnily enough, a…Read more Thrown Into The Deep End
Upon Arriving In Istanbul
Well in all fairness, our hotel in Istanbul was called 'Petrul' which may or may not have a deeper meaning in Turkish. We didn't bother to find out since we were too busy staring open-jawed at the way it had failed to meet our expectations. It wasn't terrible at first sight but as we had…Read more Upon Arriving In Istanbul
If Only The World Was My Oyster..
If the world was my oyster, then I certainly would be travelling far more than I do now but with airline tickets reaching the stratosphere and my budget shrinking with the start of university, I enjoyed my week in Turkey as much as I possibly could. I travelled with a local youth group, hence my…Read more If Only The World Was My Oyster..