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Kamile Niunevaite

BSc (Hons) Psychology

BOWLING

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Hello!

Bowling selfie

Last week I’ve tried one more attraction in Sunderland – Bowling.
It has been 3-4 years since the last time I’ve played it but from the very beginning the luck was on my side so I totally enjoyed the game and atmosphere.

The Bowling is just a few minutes away from St Peter’s campus and prices are sooo good. As I was there on Tuesday, a cost of one game was £1,50 ; drinks and other games were cheap too.
I was really happy to find one more place to spend great time in Sunderland.

Isn’t it a good reason to come back there again?
Bowling Kamile bowling My friends

MOWBRAY PARK AND WINTER GARDENS

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Such a shame on me that I’ve been studying in Sunderland for 6 months and I’ve visited Winter Gardens just yesterday.
It’s really  beautiful place in the heart of the city and I immediately fell in love with it. Mowbray park which is next to the museum has everything: a lake, games areas, terraces,. children’s playing areas, fountains, statues and lots of more (I’m sure that I haven’t seen everything). So if you’re looking for a place to spend a sunny day just to chill out with your friends or family – it’s absolutely worth going there. Futhermore, you can climb on the hill and see the whole park and a sea from there. I totally enjoyed that!

winter gardens park

Sunderland museum is another place I enjoyed going to. It was interesting to go back in time to the past and learn something new about the history of England. The entrance is free, you can take pictures and video there, they also have a cafe and souvenirs shop and friendly staff there.

Me and my sister 'working' in a shaft :)

Me and my sister ‘working’ in a shaft 🙂

Unfortunately, I went there just 20 minutes before closing so haven’t seen as much as I could. On the other side, this place is located in the city centre so I definitely come back there and explore everything. (:

STUDYING JOURNALISM AND BLOGGING

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Good evening readers,

I started Media studies at uni today and in a lecture and seminar we were discussing a lot about social media and blogging, its’ importance for journalist, etc. It made me think about my blog, what am I writing and talking about and how my further posts will look like.

Actually, quite a lot people were interested in my blog, what inspires me and why I am writing at all.  In that time while I’m blogging I’ve got also a few questions from people who want to start writing their own online diary. Most of them asked for the tips how to write a good blog. The thing is that I DON”T KNOW how to do it, I didn’t read any rules (maybe I should) or wasn’t copying anyone who does it better than me. But at uni we’re also learning about writing for online and I found an interesting and useful video about it (maybe when I get more  experience I should create one by myself (:  ). Hope these little secrets will help for those who couldn’t get very helpful information from me:

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“…and the most importantly – enjoy it!” That’s really a rule number 1!

Another thing I felt is that it’s been quite a long time since I was posting something. Can I wriggle out by saying that first weeks of March at uni were really really busy?
First of all, I had to write an essay for my cultural studies module. And I’ve found it quite challenging as I had to do lots of reading if wanted clearly understand all the material that we had to know. And even though the title of my essay “What is popular culture?” doesn’t sound very difficult, it was.

studying journalism and blogging

Another task for last few weeks was to make a “street style photography” exercise for fashion journalism module. I haven’t finished it yet as I have to submit it on Friday, but I definitely loved the whole process of looking for my models, taking  pictures, choosing the best ones and learning how to use Photoshop and InDesign, as I’ve never used it before. So hopefully the result of it all won’t be bad and I will enjoy it as well. I’ll try to post my “masterpiece” here once it will be submitted.

Thanks for reading and watching!
Kamilė

 

PANCAKES DAY

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Hello hello!
I hope that you all enjoyed pancakes day yesterday, tried new recipes and shared pancakes with your friends!
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I’ve never heard about pancakes day before coming in England because on that day in Lithuania we celebrate Užgavėnes. We also bake pancakes (that symbolize sun and light) but people also dress up as witches, devils or other joyful and frightening characters ( reminds of Halloween just in Lithuanian way (:  ) with the aim to “frighten” and “kick out” the winter.

Two more traditions of this celebration:

  • burning an effigy of winter (in Lithuanian it’s called Morė)
  • a fight between Lašininis (“porker”), personifying winter, and Kanapinis (“hempen man”), who personifies spring.

This celebration is really noisy and fun especially for children!

On this Tuesday me, my sister and my new roommates were baking potato pancakes. Here’s a video with some memories of preparation (I’ve never thought it will cause us so much fun, but it’s ok sometimes just to laugh at yourself):

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100 HAPPY DAYS

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Hello my readers!

Spring has sprung and it’s time for more smiles, colourful clothes, better weather, brighter and happier days!

Two weeks days ago I started #100happydays challenge that I’ve mentioned on my Facebook page before.

“We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.”

The website of this challenge asks a rhetorical question: Could you be happy 100 days in a row? You don’t have time for this right?
I’ve decided that I definitely have time and chances to be happy, I am and will be! As happiness is only real when shared I’m posting pictures of the things that make me happy on my Instagram and I want to share it with you here:

 Day 1: Preparation for fashion quiz...DONE! (but got only 4 right answers of 5 ;s )

Day 1: Preparation for fashion quiz…DONE! (but got only 4 right answers of 5 ;s )

Day 2: you can't buy happiness but you can buy sweets!

Day 2: you can’t buy happiness but you can buy sweets!

Day 3: Free cup of coffee on our way to university!

Day 3: Free cup of coffee on our way to university!

Day 4: New jeans for work

Day 4: New jeans for work

Day 5: Coming home earlier and having a nice evening

Day 5: Coming home earlier and having a nice evening

Day 6: Cozy evening with friends

Day 6: Cozy evening with friends

Day 7: article for Fashion North

Day 7: article for Fashion North

Day 8: treating myself right (:

Day 8: treating myself right (:

Day 9: getting ready for my Steer Style photography

Day 9: getting ready for my Steer Style photography

 

Day 10: sometimes it's enough just to realize some simple things

Day 10: sometimes it’s enough just to realize some simple things

 

Day 12: found some time for academic books

Day 12: found some time for academic books

Day 13: Sunday breakfast

Day 13: Sunday breakfast

87 days left till the end of this challenge but I know that it won’t be the end of collecting my happy moments (:

Try to find something good in everyday!

Love, Kamile x

 

 

 

 

  • Name: Kamile Niunevaite
  • Age: 18
  • Studying: Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Hometown: Panevežys, Lithuania
  • Ambitions: I am planning to make a career as a journalist and my dream is to work for a magazine.

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