Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

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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 […]

5 Asian Foods/Drinks to Have for Winter

5 Asian Foods/Drinks to Have for Winter

The weather is getting a lot cooler recently, so today, I am gonna share some of my favourite Asian food/drinks to have during winter to keep you warm. • Noodle Soup The first thing that comes to my mind is noodle soup. Nothing can warm […]

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 […]

5 Ideas of What You Can Do During the Festive Season!

5 Ideas of What You Can Do During the Festive Season!

Can you believe that it’s just one month left until Christmas? And it’s nearly the end of 2021? Time flies… We have all been through a lot this year. Let us leave aside all the bitterness for a moment and enjoy the festive season! . […]

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, […]

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 […]

My Favourite Places to Go For Study

My Favourite Places to Go For Study

As a student, I am sure that you’re always looking for good places to study. Some of us might find it hard to focus at home, so today, I’m going to share some of my go-to places for study. . When talking about places to […]

My go-to places for Asian Foods in Birmingham!

My go-to places for Asian Foods in Birmingham!

Do you like Asian food? Or are you from Asia and missing the food from back home? You are at the right place!Today, I will share some of my favourite places to go when I am craving Asian food.When talking about Asian food, the first […]

Tips on Eating Healthier

Tips on Eating Healthier

Last week, I wrote a blog about winter blues, and eating well is one of the good ways to maintain both your mental and physical health. Today, I’m going to share some tips on how you can eat healthier by changing some small things in […]

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 […]