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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Graduation

posted by on 23/07/2011

This week has been so blessed, too blessed to be stressed by work. Started off hectic with 2 of my senior colleagues leaving to go on holiday so I’m doing a lot more work a very important account. Thursday marked the end of the best eras of my life yet – university. I was quite apprehensive about spending £250+ on the actual ceremony; tickets, suit and photograph. It was definitely worth it. More on the reverse.

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Getting That Job: Part 2

posted by on 18/07/2011

After writing the first post, I realised a lot of key points that I had noted down in my head but had later forgotten to jot down on here. Thankful for all the nice comments on my last post and do let me know if it has helped get you that job. I forgot to mention the process of applying for jobs, the killer interviews and more. Right then, let’s get started.

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Getting That Job

posted by on 14/07/2011

I’ve been working full time at my first real job for almost a month now; I’m a social media executive at a marketing agency. Not an intern, an actual executive! *gasp* I know, it  hit me  today in a meeting with one of the big clients we work with “am I really sitting in this meeting? 2 months ago I was in the library…procrastinating on my essays – sudden feeling of being grown up. I definitely love it.  The pressure is definitely on as I’ve been handed important accounts to work on. I’ve been blessed with this wonderful opportunity and there is no way I’m going to lose it. I wanted to pass on some knowledge on how to get that first job, it’s not an easy process as many of you know already. With unemployed graduates at an all time high – your competition is fierce. So what did I have to do to land this role? Hop on after the cut.

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We Passed!

posted by on 30/06/2011

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. I’m not sure who said that famous quote but I distinctly remember it from one of my secondary school classrooms. The teacher always used to warn us before a major exam and I clearly never learnt my lesson.. Yesterday morning I failed my theory test. To my defence, I only remembered I had a test at 7pm the night before and even then I was slack. I revised using one of the free iPhone apps which clearly didn’t cover all the questions that came up. Assuming my exam was at 9:30am, I got up at 7 to do some last minute cramming. However – needed to check up the location of the test centre to find out my test is at 8:30am. Screwed. More on the reverse.

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3 Days In Paris

posted by on 29/06/2011

I’m not sure if I mentioned this earlier on the blog but I was in the La Ville-Lumière aka Paris this past weekend. I’ve been there a few times as a child but barely remember it and didn’t really enjoy or appreciate the city back then. This time it was different, loved the architecture, fashion and food. The people are no where near as bad as the ones in Rome, so I retract that comment I made in one of the When In Roma posts about Parisians being ridiculously rude. The taxi drivers are rude, the rest of the people were somewhat friendly to me. Well the ones that I asked for help as navigating around the city on your lonesomes is quite difficult especially since I don’t know a word of French. I was there for a site; photographing the Fashion Week activities, showrooms and mainly photographing (capsule) Paris trade show. More on the reverse.

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Introducing Tara Jane

posted by on 29/06/2011

I’ve been blogging for just over two years, over on musicshewrote, as well as contributing to web magazines and music websites in the way of interviews and event reviews. But, upon graduating in Law in 2010, travelling to Nepal to live, teach & learn and now, working full time in social media (as well as being involved in some side projects); time has taken a major toll.

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The Transition

posted by on 20/06/2011

Life has been crazy and hectic. A week ago I was in Rome and now 148 hours later…I’m sitting here in my room after completing the first week of my graduate job. For those who haven’t read my previous personal posts, I’ve started work as a social media/digital marketing executive. It’s just a title, I get to dab my hands into more creative/design stuff at the agency as well. This first week has been somewhat amazing but a lot of new challenges have been thrown in my direction.  More on the reverse.

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When In Roma: Above All

posted by on 13/06/2011

I know Yang already posted images from his tour of the Vatican but I wanted to give you guys a look through my eyes (lens!). What better way to finish your trip than climbing 551 steps to the top of St. Peters Basilica! It was epic and scary if you’re claustrophobic and scared of heights. I’ve got a bad habit of stacking it down/up stairs so this was an extra bit of a challenge for me. In 27 degrees heat, you can imagine how tired/sweaty we all got after getting to the top. It’s madness. More on the reverse.

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When In Roma: FOOD

posted by on 13/06/2011

Gosh, Italian food definitely hits the spot. Easily one of my favourite cuisines! Why? Just look at the photographs and drool. I’ll be honest, some of the meals were tad disappointing…the seasoning just wasn’t there. I’m Indian, I like my food spiced up and seasoned. I think it’s fair to say our holiday favourite was the PIZZA. The wood oven baked flat pizzas were the one! I can never go back to Pizza Hut after devouring them. More on the reverse.

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When In Roma…The Vatican City

posted by on 10/06/2011

We visited the Vatican City, starting off with a tour of the Vatican museums, which holds centuries of artwork dating back before Christ. To check out the entire museum can take you nearly 3 hours, its that big! I would advise either getting a tour guide that cost us €35 plus queue jump and entry fee; or get a pre-recorded guide…or you will be overwhelmed.  The Museum holds artifacts such as sculptures, tombs, fountains, frescos, hand woven wall rugs and of course the Sistine Chapel. Photos and commentary below.

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