University

Durham Castle

Durham University- image from The Telegraph

There are many important stages in one’s life such as when they first learnt how to walk, when they first went to school. To me, one of the most memorable moments of my life is when I started thinking about higher education.

Initially, I have never thought of studying abroad so I was only choosing between Vietnamese universities. I was not very aware of the variety of courses available back then and thought that Business Administration and Accounting are pretty much the same. Having said that, I was thinking of studying Business Administration. However, after I went to the summer camp in the UK, I changed my mind to study in the UK. I still remembered the day when I first spoke to my parent about my plan. They were not very supportive because their plan was to send me to America to study like my older sister. After many weeks of persuasion, they finally agree and I started my life as an international student in the UK.

It was until I study in the UK that I understand Business Studies and Accounting are two different concepts because in Vietnam, we do not have these subjects in our curriculum. After one term of studying both Accounting and Business Studies, I decided to study Accounting at university. However, I was overwhelmed by the number of courses available for Accounting such as Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Management, Accounting,.. I then had to narrow down my university choice first because I think it would be easier to search for a course. After choosing the university I may want to study, I then search for what options each university has. I also asked my dad for his advices because he is working in the Accountancy area. He advised me that if I want an easier life, I should choose Accounting and Management instead of Accounting and Finance. On the other hand, my dream is to open a company, thus I think Management is better for me comparing with Finance. So, I finally apply for Accounting and Management at all of the five universities.

 

My Easter Holiday

Most of the students in the UK enjoy a 2-week break after their spring term. However, at Bellerbys College, we were allowed three weeks since we finished our exams one week earlier. Therefore, I had a lot of time to rest after studying for a long term and travel around. Additionally, I also spent the last week of holiday to get ready for this summer term.

On the first day of my holiday, I allowed myself to stay up until 3 in the morning. I had not woken up until 11, I then laid in bed for another hour to enjoy a good book. After that, I spent time eating breakfast and drinking tea. The sun was shining on that day but because I decided the first day is only for resting, I stayed in the house. Having said that, all of my activities in the first day were all about enjoying myself. The Hunger Games (film series) are my favourite movies so I watched the two movies again on that day. After finishing the movies, it was about 4 in the afternoon which is about 10 in the evening in Vietnam so I went on Skype and talk to my friend. She told me that because this year is the last year of high school, everyone in my class becomes very productive to class activities and they have a lot of memories. At that instant, I really wish I could come back home. At around 7, I had dinner with my host family and as my host mother was going away to America for the holiday, I sent her some goodbye kisses. I read the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy before falling asleep.

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Image from Inciting A Riot

My friend came and visited me at the weekend. She is my friend from high school and now she is currently studying in Chichester. Since both of us have not been to Seven Sisters, we decided to take a trip from Brighton to the place. It took us more than an hour to arrive at the Seven Sisters Sheep centre. There was a bottle- feeding session and the stage where the lambs would be fed, was overcrowded. We were very excited and really want to try feeding the lambs but there was a long queue of toddlers and kids. We gave up waiting and stood aside to take some video and pictures of the lambs. Me and my friend then went around the centre, took loads of pictures with the sheep before heading back to Seven Sisters.

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I can’t get enough of the sheeps

 

After another 10 minutes on the bus, we arrived at the site. We had to walk for another 15 minutes along the beach trail to get near to the cliffs. The scene is marvellous, the sun was shining and the air was so fresh. We sat down by the shore, spent some time chatting and then go back to Brighton.

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For me, those are the most noticeable day of my holiday. Now I’m looking forward to going back to Vietnam this summer holiday to meet my friends and family gain.