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Last minute

This Wednesday, I have to do a presentation and I have an essay due. Of course, I have left it all to the last minute.

Every year, every September and January to be exact, I say to myself that I will be good this year and start my assignments as soon as I get them. (-_-) Who am I kidding?!

I started my presentation today. It is almost 11pm and I have not finished it yet. I haven’t even started the essay that accompanies my presentation, which means I will start and finish it tomorrow. 

If my modules for my Journalism were actually practice, I would not have this problem. What is the point in taking a Journalism course if it is 90% theory?! My writing has not improved as far as I know because I have only had one module which required me to write articles. The lack of practical modules has made me kind of regret not studying Film or Music. To become a Journalist, it is not necessary to have a Journalism degree and frankly, it is a waste of time. 

Anyway, only 6 months of uni left for me! I can’t wait to start writing my dissertation! After I graduate, inshaallah, I will be in Korea! =D My blog will then be 70x more interesting! 

In the mean time, wish me luck with this freaking presentation and essay! 

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December 14th!

In my previous post I wrote about BigBang coming to London. I mentioned that tickets would go on pre-sale (o2 Priority) on the Wednesday (24th of October). Unfortunately  I faced a very sad and hard situation that day which you can read about here. Therefore, I did not get tickets for BigBang’s Alive tour in London. Pre-sale Tickets were also on sale yesterday (25th of October) but I was still down because of what I experienced the day before.

General release tickets went on sale this morning. However, it was impossible to get on the website let alone buy a ticket! I was devastated that by the time I got on the website, the tickets were completely sold out. Even the crappy seats that nobody wants were gone!

One hour later, BigBang announced another date!! I was over joyed!

Originally, my friend wanted to get seated tickets because they were cheaper! We were both a little bit reluctant to pay £100 each for standing tickets, so we decided on seated tickets which were between £66 & £99. We searched for about 20 minutes. Every minute, the seats were getting worse and worse and were priced at £77.00. So I managed to convince her to fork out an extra £20+ to get standing tickets! Luckily there were tickets left!

So I am seeing BigBang on the 14th of December!!! =D I am so Happy!Although I am a student, it wasn’t even hard to fork out the £100 to get the tickets! I don’t think I will regret it!

My friend and I are also trying to get press passes! She has an amazing blog and she also works for a Japanese magazine that have shown interest in covering the event. So hopefully, I will have a press pass with her! That way it would be easier for me to cover/review the concert for you guys! =D Fingers crossed!

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most emotional day

In the early hours of the morning, around 4am, I woke up and heard a cat crying. At first I thought it was my cat Roari, but he was fast asleep at my feet. I then thought that it was Roari’s girlfriend who is a stray cat that always calls him. I went back to sleep.

At 7am, I heard the cat crying again. I go downstairs and tell my mum to give Roari’s girlfriend some food on her way out to work. 7:30am, my mum opens the front door. There is the tiniest ball of fluff at our front door.

The most emotional day of my life begins.

When my mum opened the door, she got shocked and called my sister. ‘Dalia, come here, look at this’. Hearing this, I run downstairs. There is a tiny kitten on our door step. After telling my mum to go to work and that I’d take care of the kitten, I bring the baby in. My sister calls the RSPCA who say to her, the cat is not in direct danger so it is not classed as an emergency case and we have to call our local vet, or come in for an appointment at 12pm.

I call my local vet, they are closed. I rap the kitten in a blanket and hold her close to me so that she can get warm. She shivers and finds it very hard to keep her head up.

8:30am. I call my local vet. They tell me to bring her in straight away. 20 minutes later I am at the vets. They check her out. They tell me she is weak but she seems like a fighter. They confirm that she is a girl. They ask me if I want to keep her, to which I reply, ‘Yes’.

They tell me she is 5 weeks old. My first thought: ‘too young to be away from her mum’. They tell me she has diarrhoea. She also has flees. I am provided with milk, a hot water bottle, a new towel and some medication for the diarrhoea. I am told that events could go either way, she will either get better or die.

I am told by the vets that I should take her home. She is at risk of infection at the vet because of the amount of pets that come in and out. I bring her home. After 30 minutes. She seems to get worse. She jumps. She is finding it hard to breathe. I call the vet and leave the house to make the short journey back to the vets. 10 minutes of the 20 minute journey goes by. I look in the cage at this tiny kitten who looks so much like Roari when he was a baby. She is still. The vet confirms her death.

To the person who left that little kitten on my doorstep, I have a few things to ask. Why did you leave her there? Why didn’t you ring the door bell? Why didn’t you knock on the door? Why didn’t you wait until the morning? Why didn’t you wrap her in a towel? Why couldn’t you have taken care of her? She could have been eaten by a fox, there are loads of them in our area.

I hope that you suffer the same way that the poor defenceless 5 week old kitten did. I know the kitten was dumped on my doorstep by a human because she was too weak to hold her own tiny head up. She was too small to get up one step, let alone 3 steps. She was hidden behind my recycling bin. If I ever find you, God forbid what I would do. I hope her death stays on your conscious for the rest of your life.

Too many emotions have run through me today. Shock, scared, joy, worry, hope, pain, sadness, heartache. Today I learnt that humans are actually disgusting. Being a vet is probably one of the hardest jobs. I am glad I did not name the tiny kitten. It would have been 10 times harder to see her die. I wish I had opened the door earlier. I am sorry.

R.I.P Little Kitten.

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December 15th!

BigBang are performing in London on December the 15th!

I can’t say that I have been waiting for this for a long time, since I have only been listening to K-Pop for about a year now. But oh my gosh am I excited!!

Tickets go on sale on Friday 26th of October (end of the week). I’ve heard that tickets are going for about £60, which is pricey, but when will we ever get the chance to see BigBang live in London?!?!

To celebrate the great news and to build up to the glorious 15th of December, I will be doing K-Pop related blog posts! I would restrict it to only BigBang related posts, but I think I would do more posts if I just make it K-Pop related!

Bare in mind, most posts will probably be about BigBang and BigBang members. However, if there is an artist that you would like me to review or make a blog post on, let me know by leaving a comment below!!