A Dorm To Remember

[Day 9 of New Years Countdown]

Hey Humans!
I’m currently a University student living on my own in a small dorm. I have the most ridiculous amount of stuff for a very small space. My most crazy never regrettable purchase is a mini oven. It makes everything so much easier rather than having myself go down from the 4th floor to a very dirty kitchen with no oven! Anyways, I will show you some ideas of storing all those stuff in such a small space and re-decorating your room into something fresher. I have also attached a video below of my ‘Dorm Tour’.

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The most important thing is find everything a place. No matter how small your room is, everything has a place as long as you find one. At first when I moved here I was only given a wardrobe, a work table, and a bed. Now I still use everything they provided, but I bought 2 Ikea Billy shelves (link) that puts in all my stuff and makes everything neat. This spot is like a mini kitchen in my room. I prepare all my food here and I put my mini oven on top of the shelf.

DSC09895color.JPGTo keep everything in place, find storage boxes for every little things. I have small boxes  from Ikea (link), and this keeps all my techs, arts and crafts, just so everything doesn’t scatter around. Same goes for all you beauty lovers out there with a lot of products; find small storage’s to keep everything in place.

When everything has a place, you want to make things look nice, clean, and simple as possible. Cover every mess, because it is a small space. White works with everything!!! Cover with a curtain, a tablecloth, or even use that scarf you never use.

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After that, decorate all you want around your walls. Don’t go too much because it will make your room seem small (that’s what I did before). I put some fairy lights on my wall, with some photos for me to look at everyday.

I hope you have some ideas on tidying your tiny spaced dorm, or just normal rooms in general. If you have some great ideas, please let me know! Share your thoughts…

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

 

The College Experience

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Hey Humans!
Back when I was in high school, I used to long for what it feels like to live a university student’s life. Now that I am a university student, I can finally share what it feels like for those who wants to be in university, or is in university, or has gone through university life. Honestly, what I think? What I thought? I just long for holidays now…

University is very fun. It’s much more free than in high school. You get more down time for yourself. But honestly it depends on what you choose to study and the different rules of every campus and majors. But when you really love something you’re studying, you start to realize how exciting it is. And also how you have a lot of friends who have the same excitement as you are, who has the same dreams. But of course there are ups and downs of every schools.

When I just got in I was shocked on the very first day that it turns out I have to go through tri-semester. Which means three semesters a year, less holidays, spend on a lot more money for more semesters, and no I still don’t get to graduate faster! Trust me, I’ve counted and I still graduate as fast as the normal year students. And what bummed me a lot is that I did not agree to this! I didn’t even know. I mean, if I agreed to it in the beginning I’d be alright because I chose it. And since I’m a music student, it just means I have less time to learn my repertoires.

Maybe I’m just exaggerating? I don’t know, I’m trying to get used to it. But I’m also in Music Therapy where I not only study music, I also study Psychology and Techniques. And now I’m soon going to actually start doing music therapy practice. Well, I guess it’s just for the better? I’ll just look at it in the bright way…. This is just a way of us to be prepared of the bigger, crueler world out there when we graduate university.

I’m alright though now.. But sometimes it still hits me of how annoyed I am of the program. Anyways, that’s just me. How about you? Are you going to get into college, or you’re going to college? Share your story, maybe we can relate.

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Be You (tiful)

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Be You

Hey Humans!

Let’s talk about self confidence. I understand that in life we just want to fit in. We all want to be noticed, and some people are just a natural at it, but some aren’t. I’m honestly a very awkward person when it comes to socializing. I can be very good at it, but most times I get the urge that I’m trying too hard and I realize that I’m not being myself. I’ve began to realize especially in making new friends, is that when you try too hard to be friends with someone and you turn into someone you’re not, then fate says that that is not where you belong. I feel like everyone deserves a place or someone that shapes them into a person they naturally are supposed to be. That is where you get to find your own happiness.

I remember getting anxious in the morning before school because I was always afraid of a ‘friend’ getting mad at me. But then years and years afterwards I realized that I could choose the people I want to keep. When you overthink something and you get scared by just the thought of it, think again. Is it because you’re scared you’ll fail and disappoint other people, or yourself? If it is because you’re scared of other people, they ain’t worth your time! Your time is yours, you get to choose what you want to do with it. If your answer is because you’re scared of disappointing yourself, I’m 80% sure you’re on the right track and one day you’ll never regret doing what you’re doing.

But honestly it’s alright to make mistakes, that’s life! Without making mistakes, you can’t be a better you. So don’t ever be scared of being who you want to be just because you’re afraid of failing. Be true to yourself, find the people who would care for who you are, and find a place your heart has been searching all this time.

So be you! By being you that is where your true beauty comes from. Beyoutiful.

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

How To Keep Yourself Calm

Hey Humans!
It can be quite tiring having to come home from school, university, work, or where ever you’ve been bringing problems. And when you do nothing about it, stacking all your problems everyday can turn into depression or stress! This being said, there are a few ways to keep your mind and soul calm.

  1. What is it you’re so fussed about? Think about it… Is it really worth thinking over and over again. If it was something you did wrong, is thinking over and over again going to change the past? Because it can’t, what has happened, happened. You can only learn from it, because you can’t be the person you are today, realizing what’s right or wrong, without making mistakes!
  2. What makes you relaxed? Keep your environment nice and fresh. Take a nice cold shower, a relaxing bath, or make your room fresh filled with your favorite scented candle, aromatherapy, or flowers. This really works well for me. When I need some time to think I turn the lights off my room, turn on my fairy lights, and light a nice candle (this is exactly what I’m doing while writing this post!). If you can’t do any of these, not to worry, simply find a comfy spot and think for awhile there. You can shut your eyes, control your breathing in a nice steady pulse.
  3. None of these is going to effect you? If this thing is a problem to you, why are you keeping it as a problem? If it is what you must do, it is for the better. Imagine where you’ll be after all of your problem is done. You’ll never regret having it as a problem in the first place! But if the problem won’t give you or neither anyone else benefit in the end, eliminate your problem.

I think that is all of what I can currently think of.. I hope this helps anyone who is reading to keep yourself a better well-being. If you have any ideas, please don’t be shy to leave a comment!

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Staying After Goodbyes

Hey Humans!

As you may or may not know, I am now a university student. And I have been studying for a year. I miss my high school moments with my friends. What was really tough was leaving and having to find new friends. This quote was my yearbook quote, and I am so lucky to still have friends that supports me after high school. They are the people I come to when I feel lonely, and I would do the same for them.

For those of you who are still in high school, I really just want to tell you, make the most out of it! One day you’ll sit back and remember all those cocky jokes back in high school, and missing all those crazy moments you had on recess with your friends. Also the times you got to hang out while talking about the most random stuff. Once you get into university, there’s not much of that left. The best thing is to keep in touch with your mates back at home.

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Cya soon,

Syra 🙂

Who To Trust?

Hey Humans!

Who can we trust when we’re miles away from home?

Except if you’re going to a school in your hometown, in that case who can you trust as a friend? Well that question can go to anyone anywhere.. As to what I’ve been through for the last year, a lot of people have come and go in my life.

First of all, always keep in contact with your buddies from back home! They would understand you more and longer, so when you have a problem with adapting to a new place you know where to call. But never ever forget them once you have adapted and find new friends.

Now how do we pick friends? You don’t! Simply find a friend that makes you feel comfortable. Sometimes the transition from a high school student to a university student makes us feel ‘overjoy’, we can sometimes act reckless to prove ourselves ‘cool’. Just be yourself, find someone who would let you be who you are.

After a few weeks or semesters, you might have a sudden feeling of change. Whether it is your course, friends, community, anything! It can bring you to stress! Now when things get overloaded, try to take a moment to analyze what is it that is budging you. Try to take away what isn’t healthy. Like when you suddenly realize that a friend of yours only comes to you when they need you. Well then my friend, they ain’t your friend! Trust me, it is better to be alone than be with the wrong friends.

But how do you know when a ‘friend’ is not a friend? An obvious clue is they come to you when they ask about class or assignments, but they never talk or come to you to hang out or joke around. Not that you’re not trying, they just don’t think of you. Second is when you’re in a really busy state and they don’t support you. Third is when they don’t ask where you are when you don’t come into class, and they don’t even care when you’re sick.

So trust someone who would make you laugh and someone you would joke or talk to without making you think hard to please that person. If you feel like you still haven’t adapted, it is fine. For those people who uses you, trust me one day you’ll become a great independent person! Just focus on becoming the best person you can be on your chosen study.

Cya soon,

Syra 🙂