Friday, October 17, 2014

My First UK Blog Post - A View from My Window




This year was crazy - 2014. The workload was okay but the uncertainties were definitely high. So, after years of dreaming to study in overseas and all, I finally had my wish came true as a Ph.D student. Hahahaha, kinda old to keep on studying, but gonna keep going on!

It is of course a great opportunity, since I am running off to United Kingdom (UK) for a year. So far, everything treats me okay, except for the weather - reasons >>>the temperature difference between morning and evening can be > 10 DegC. Yes, for this reason, I have suddenly suffer from minor migraine - which in my entire life, this is not an issue. I can't stay up late in UK, can't boil midnight oil>>> maximum drop-sleep time is 1145pm. @@

Anyhow, the groceries here and food here (I mean from supermarket) are quite affordable in the sense that it won't kill off your wallet at the end of the month. No car for me, good for diet! Hahahaha, people here are quite polite until it is frightening at one point. And, at Nottingham here, I feel quite cosy. It is a city with nice buildings and architectures and great food. 

As for the utility bill, it is still quite a weird arrangement. For water bill, we prepaid an estimated water usage for 6 months @@. As for electricity bill, we need to submit our own tariff reading, else they will calculate based on past record. This is a whole culture shock to me (^^).

This sums up my current life. I have been so busy with research etc. At one point, I was so phobia of writing even a single word. It actually took me a lot of determination to write this post and select the fine pictures above. 

Never thought that this post is actually 9 months apart. Great that my posts productivity declined greatly, because I am living a real life or Am I? By the way, my bloglink also changes over here to xjion89.blogspot.co.uk . Guess because I am in UK. Hahahahaha. Keep in touch and keep supporting my blogs. 

Cheeeeers, 
xjion a.k.a Jay  

16 comments:

Ken said...

wow sounds like you are enjoying over there! all the best! :)

Jay Lee said...

hahahaha, sort of. Not the fullest yet. Still culture-shocking. Here for 1.5 months only

Twilight Man said...

What a pleasant surprise that you are in UK now. What will you major in for Phd? You are so brilliant.
Next year I will visit London enroute to Paris and Barcelona, hopefully. You live in Nottingham, right.
I think the culture shocks in UK is not as scary as in USA. Good luck and have fun!!

Jay Lee said...

hahahaha, PhD in chemical engineering. Nah, i am just hardworking(not really), mostly lucky.
Great, enjoy ur trip!

Yes, @nottingham now, hahahaha, stll a bit shock! THANKS

hcvvorld of Travels, Lifestyle and Photography said...

wow....it's been a while and time flies..you're now a PhD candidate! congrats!! At first i thought which one is Jay Lee...because i read your blog with the name xjion...haha...so what's your PhD research (the real title) about? i can advise you if you want :D I have obtained my phd last year :D ..btw i am working home-based with UNDP...hehe..definitely even in UK, their buying power is huge..so you wil definitely survive for sure...hehe

Sebastian Workshop said...

haha...PhD sounds familiar to me~~ by the way good luck~~

Jay Lee said...

OOOO, really, I will be very grateful if you can advise me on PhD. kinda lost now.
Wow, what a great job you hv there.!!!!

Jay Lee said...

hahhahaha, i know what you have been through . THANKS ^^

Small Kucing said...

wow...new place ya.


PhD wor....good for you! Jiayoh!

Huai Bin said...

Wow! PhD! That's awesome mate! :)

Good luck, I would love to be in the UK right now, love the place. Have fun and enjoy your doctorate.

renaye said...

meow meow!!! wow! time flies n now u r taking phd liao! in what subject??? thanks for remembering me!

TZ said...

Dude~
It's so nice to continue your study in UK. Once you get use to it, i think you will like it eh~

Jay Lee said...

still getting used to this new place^^
Thanks (^^)

Jay Lee said...

hahahaha, thanks.;
It is fun and really cold indeed (^^)

Jay Lee said...

hihihii, Meow2 back to you~
I am taking PhD in Chemical Engineering.
Thanks too for remembering me (^^)

Jay Lee said...

Yeah, hopefully (^^) got a year to jalan jalan only ~