Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Category: Being Happy

6 Filipino Christmas Traditions

6 Filipino Christmas Traditions

Oh, December… It finally means spending cosy nights by the inglenook, hot cocoa with marshmallows, Christmas trees and their pretty lights, spending time with family, friends and the ones you love dearly. Or it could also mean binge-watching classics such as Home Alone, or wallowing […]

An Experience: The Phantom of the Opera

An Experience: The Phantom of the Opera

If you have read my previous blog from last week (which you can find here if you want to check it out), I finally had the opportunity to watch the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre. It’s one of the longest-running West End […]

Urie Diaries: Spooky Weekend

Urie Diaries: Spooky Weekend

Hello and welcome to the second part of the Urie Diaries series! Today, I will be sharing with you my days that passed three weeks ago; without further ado, happy reading!  Wednesday 27 October I boarded the train a few minutes before the departure time, […]

Five Ways to Relax

Five Ways to Relax

Are you tired? Feeling stressed? Looking for ways to relax? You’re at the right place. . Get plenty of sleep I know this may be harder for people who have long hours of school/work, but sleeping is probably one of the most important processes to […]

Guy Fawkes Night: Why do we celebrate?

Guy Fawkes Night: Why do we celebrate?

“Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.” Every year on 5 November, Brits gather around and set off a range of rockets and illuminations to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night, which originated […]

Fashion 101: Fall/Winter Edition

Fashion 101: Fall/Winter Edition

As Jon Snow would say, “Winter is Coming.” Colder seasons mean it’s a tad difficult to style clothes. It involves layering different pieces of clothing to be warm, and it’s easy just to put on joggers and hoodies because it’s simply comfier and low-maintenance; you […]

My Travelling Tips!

My Travelling Tips!

A few weeks ago I wrote about travelling during Covid times as I am finally in India after two long years. Travelling for me, especially internationally, has always been a continuous learning process and putting that learning into my next trip. We all should keep […]

Spooktacular things to do this Halloween!

Spooktacular things to do this Halloween!

BOO!  With the spooky season approaching, here are some spooktacular things you can do this Halloween 2021: Watch a horror movie There’s nothing more classic than watching a horror movie, whether it’s with a friend or family. You think it’s kind of boring watching a […]

World Mental Health Day!

World Mental Health Day!

In tribute to last week’s public awareness, if you didn’t know, it was World Mental Health Day on 10 October. As a person who has had issues of her own, I wanted to share a list of things for you to be a better friend […]

Tips on dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka Winter Blues)

Tips on dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka Winter Blues)

Winter is coming. Besides looking forward to the festive season and enjoying the weather, taking care of your mental health is also important. Do you feel like sometimes you are a bit low in mood, tired or sleepy? Have you heard of seasonal affective disorder […]