Updates & Groovy Tunes

Hola! I hope whoever’s reading is doing well and that you’ve had a good day.

Wow this blog has been dormant for so long. Though I told myself to put in more dedication to posting so come visit once in a while! 🙂

I’ve just finished my final exams for my degree in uni and the weights on my shoulder have never felt lighter. I know that soon enough I might start fretting over job applications *roll eyes* and thinking of agendas for future plans (super mature) so I’m enjoying this freedom as it lasts. Trust me when I say I am no stranger to self-pressure, so for the mean time when my anxieties of getting a job have not kicked in (relatively speaking), I’m going to enjoy my cookie monster from Pan n Wok, listen to some good music, cuddle with my smelly cat Milo and re-read some of my old favourite and dusty books. Yes, sounds like a plan. Maybe I should paint some too. And practice my sewing skills. Okay, now I’m starting to sound like an old woman planning her days in the retirement home. Yikes..where did all my youth go.

More exciting news: I am officially an auntie to a beautiful baby boy. He was born a few days before I sat for my first exam paper. My first time meeting him involved mostly me poking his cheeks, feeling amazed at how soft his skin feels. AND HE SMELLS INCREDIBLE. He is always sleeping, and I’ve been told that’s normal. I know nothing of what babies do and what I should say to it..him..I’m still getting used to referencing him as a person too. A very tiny person. How can something so human be so tiny? *squeaks in excitement* I don’t know what to anticipate being an aunt; I was never that great with kids, though I’m not the worse at it either. I have yet to learn the responsibilities of being an aunt and a better sister to my brother and sister-in law. They’ll surely be great parents though, I just know it. Insya Allah.

Anyhoo, I thought I’d share some ~tunes~ with you guys. These are some of my new and old favourites, and they were the songs I particularly enjoyed during my last travel. Oh yes, and that travel blog post is coming soon too (sneak peek below). So stay tuned, get some tea and entertain yourself with some music.

SNEAK PEEK: 

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Have a great weekend everyone, see you in the next post!

 Tinah

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The Giant Adventure

Hey guys! Here are some of the pictures I chose to edit and to post in this blog. These are the ones I took when I went to the Giant’s Causeway, which is outside of Belfast city and at the coast of Northern Ireland. The tour bus started off from the city and made its way through the most scenic/picturesque/Game of Thrones-esque surroundings I have ever laid eyes on. We made a few stops along the way, as the journey was about 4 hours. My favourite pit stop before the Giant’s Causeway was Carrick-a-Rede and Larrybane, where the ocean was as “blue as the overhanging heaven” (P.B Shelley). The Giant’s Causeway was as amazing too, of course – with its dark blue ocean and distinctive interlocking column of basalt rocks that make up the coast. The place acquired its name from the mythical story of the rivalry between Finn and Benandonner. If you’re curious about it, you can check it out here : http://www.causewaycoastandglens.com/Folklore-and-Legend.T1153.aspx
Anyway, all stories aside, enjoy the view 🙂

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5 cities.

Even though the long flight to UK was never a favourite, the adventures me and my family had were worth while. We visited 5 cities for this trip, and every city gave me different opportunities of ways and angles of taking pictures. A lot of patience, awkward body poses and being constantly left behind were achieved in the process of taking the pictures I wanted to take. Not all of them came out as I wanted them to be and as far as pictures could show you; they do not justify on all the beauty I have witnessed. Although, some of the pictures I am happy with will be posted in this blog. In this post, the pictures are, somehwat a ‘sneak peek’ of what sort of things I will be posting in the near future. I hope you all know that I do not claim myself as a pro photographer and I do not own fancy smancy cameras (just yet), I mostly use my phone and digital camera. So these pictures you will see are just pictures I liked taking and editing. The apps I used are vsco, afterlight and aviary. I hope ya’ll will have a lovely day/night.

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