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Update

Hello! It’s been a while. I am back with an update on why I haven’t been posting on here the past two weeks. 

I know I stated in one of my last posts that I will be posting more often and I would do a lot of posts about K-Pop in the run up to the BigBang concert on the 14th, but I have had some devastating news. On the 5th of November, I received a phone call form my aunt telling me that my mum is in hospital. I ran to the hospital not knowing what to expect. When I arrived, I found out that my mum had a condition called AVM, she had bleeding in her brain which is classed as a stroke. 

She had to have an operation on the 6th of November to remove a blood clot and release the bleeding in her brain. Alhamdulillah everything went well and she is now recovering. Yesterday she left ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and has been placed on the neuro ward.

It has been a stressful two weeks for me with assignments and deadlines in the same week that my mother was taken to hospital. As I am in my final year of university I can’t miss any lessons and to be honest, I didn’t want to because I knew my mum would want me to carry on going to uni. She wants me to do well so that was what made me determined to attend my lectures & seminars. 

Anyway, now my mum is recovering, I won’t say that I will be posting on here more because every time I say that, something comes up! But I now have a little bit more free time and I can actually think clearer. 

Tomorrow, I am going to a Korean Language meet up in London, and I will try to record some footage and maybe do an interview with a few of my Korean & non-Korean friends about K-Pop & K-Dramas! I personally like Korean Films more, but none of my friends seem to have the same interests! I was also hoping on going to the London Korean Film Festival, but as my mum was in hospital,it wasn’t possible for me to go to any of the film showings. But there is always next year!

So, please, give me ideas on what you would like my to write or talk about and I will be sure to cover it!

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How to decide on a New Years resolution.

Every year, we set ourselves new years resolutions. But do we stick to them?… I know I don’t!

But deciding what to make my new years resolution, is just as complicated as keeping it!

There are the usual resolutions like; Lose weight; get confident; stick to the gym routine; save money; think positive; don’t swear and many more that seem to fail. Maybe I failed to keep my new years resolution because I set things that were boring and that I haven’t got any interest in (although I’d love to be a size 10).

This year, after thinking about it for about a week, I’ve decided my New Years resolution is, to be more creative. I have 3 guitars that I do not know how to play, I have a good quality art set that I’ve never used, I have 3 cameras that I barely take pictures & videos with and the list goes on! So I’ve decided that I will learn to play guitar, use my cameras properly and use my art kit as well as other creative things I have an interest in that I have not pursued before.

Another aspect of my ‘be creative’ new years resolution, is to do more journalism. Some may think Journalism isn’t creative, but it is! If you are doing an interview, yes you have your questions planned before the interview, but you never know how the person you are interviewing is going to answer, so you have to think of questions on the spot. I think that involves creativity.

So for your resolution for the new year, think of something that interests you and make that your new years resolution.

=] Good Luck!

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Welcome!

Hello!

I never know what to say in a first blog post! So I’ll just introduce myself I suppose!

I’m Dina, I’m a student who is studying Journalism at university & I want to become an investigative or entertainment journalist.

I’m interested in inspiration and creativity.

Yeah, I sound boring!

So just keep coming back to my blog and I’ll show you that I am not that boring!

=]