September has been a bit hectic, ain’t it?
I didn’t expect my September to be so busy! I haven’t had a chance to sit down and plan posts, which is something that I usually do. Anyway, here’s a post now and a round up of my September.
September marked Alopecia Awareness Month and so I made a big decision to shave the remainder of my hair off! I didn’t have much left anyway, but there was always this feeling that that’s still my hair and shaving it is a big deal.
For once I can actually look in the mirror and not cringe anymore. It’s still a bit of a shock being completely bald, now, but I’m so glad I did and ultimately I’m just looking to raise awareness as well.
My plans next are to raise money for Alopecia UK by doing a skydive – so keep an eye out for that.
Have you ever met anyone who gets excited about E. coli? Well, meet Pauline. 😂
My sister had an open day in Sheffield (she’s grown now and actually looking at universities to attend and I’m really not ready) and I got to meet up with Pauline and Hamdah, who were gracious enough to be our tour guides 💕
Honestly had the best time exploring Sheffield and being at an open day gave me so many uni feels and made me miss it! Definitely need to keep my post-grad applications moving, otherwise, I’m not going to get anywhere 😭
British Style Society sent me to Fashions Finest’s London Fashion Week shows and I had the best time! The atmosphere was amazing and I really enjoyed capturing everything. There were so many amazing collections and talented designers! I’ll have a post up on the BSS site, so keep an eye out for that too.
FOOD FOOD FOOD
I discovered Binging with Babish on Facebook who makes food from different films and TV shows and I’ve been obsessed ever since. HE MADE SZECHUAN SAUCE, GODDAMNIT. Following one of his recipes, I made this bomb ass fried chicken and I was so gassed I took so many pics of it – so here ya go 😉
For my sister’s birthday, we went to Lutong Pinoy where we had Kamayan. I most definitely had a food baby after I finished eating. With Kamayan you eat with your hands – you can choose what you want to have in yours with this restaurant, so my sister chose lechon kawaii, BBQ pork, chicken inasal and it also came with vegetables, rice, spring rolls and sinigang. YUMMMM.
My friend chose the restaurant for this month’s meetup and so the student becomes the master. We went to Belgo in Covent Garden with is is a Belgian restaurant and oh my god the food was amazing 😍 I went for the chicken with beer and beef dripping gravy and Stoemp mash (mashed potatoes with carrot, savoy cabbage and leek). DELICIOUS. Food Diaries entry soon come.
I hadn’t been to Wagamama in ages, and honestly I’m not that big of a fan of it HOWEVER I was pleased with the chilli ramen I ordered went with my friend the other day. They also do really tasty green juices as well!
Mukbang? YES. THAT HAPPENED WITH KAYELA AND YOU SHOULD GO WATCH IT NOW 😏 I ate too damn much, but that’s nothing new really.
WALKING FOR THE ANAPHYLAXIS CAMPAIGN
I was up at 4 AM in the morning to make the long journey to Chiswick for my 8 AM start. I truly underestimated how tough this walk would be but the feeling I got when I finished (after I received my medal, collapsed to the ground and cried) was elation. Lil ol’ me managed to walk 26.2-miles and not die and also raise money for a charity close to my heart.
Several things happened – I developed two fat blisters on the soles of my feet, there was a point where I thought I wasn’t going to make it and my hands swelled up. It was a very emotional finish, ngl. I feel like this walk definitely tested out my fitness level and granted I’m not as fit as I’d like to be, but at least I know if I keep working on it then I can get swol 😂
The next day was a write-off but I still had to go to work. Thankfully, I sit down anyway but it genuinely took me 10 minutes to walk to the bus stop whereas usually, it would only take me 5 😭
Thank you SO much to everyone that donated – you are honestly all the best and it’s all for a good cause 💕
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