A LITTLE UPDATE

Day-to-day, Uncategorized

hey hey,

So…

  1. 2nd year of university is done! all I have left is 7 finals ahh
  2. Due to loads of deadlines, this meant I have not posted in a while, super sorry!
  3. I’m back home [HOME] so this next 2 weeks will be lacking as well

BUT

if you check out my Instagram, you can follow my day-to-day [can’t promise a constant update as data and wifi signal is not great here]

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19.6.17

Even more updates on what’s happening and why I’ve been so quite…

it has been a crazy few months since the last uploads and updates

I’ve finished my finals (over four weeks now) and I know, WHY HAVEN’T I POSTED ANYTHING??. Well, since started this little thing, I’ve always wanted to create a space where I can create and control the contents but as many of you know, technically WordPress owns everything I put out through The Rooftop View. 

Since now I have more free time, I going to create more contents (more interior, more food, and definitely more fashion). I’m also going to dip my little fingers into beauty which might seem like a new thing to be blogging about, but, IRL, I ADORE beauty products from skin care to fragrances. So, please keep an eye out for my new site/blog/diary, but in the meanwhile, follow my IG (HERE) to keep up to date. I’m trying to achieve one of my year goals, which is to be more present whether in person or online- I need to learn to share and update people in my life of what is happening. This can be hard, as I’m quite a private person sometimes, I go through phases of not sharing anything to sharing every five minutes. To help me to achieve this goal, I’m planning to use my Twitter a bit more. I know, I don’t think people even know that I have a Twitter account haha…. if you want to keep updated with me… follow my Twitter (HERE) for instant thoughts updates rather than pictures and videos on IG.

Finally, my new site will be under a different name (because TRV.com is not available, sadly), self-hosted (because I want to own my own ideas) and self-designed (because I love to design) BUT it will be similar contents just with a new twist. So, please keep an eye out for the new site.

COMING SOON

MONDAY MUSE

Monday Muse, Uncategorized

YASSSS FINAL WEEK OF UNI!!

2nd years of uni is coming to a close and I kinda want to go back to the beginning… gone way too fast. I still remember all of my first year’s antics and want to relive every moment on repeat, well some of the moments.

Here to the final week and pushing for motivations of Spring as I have 6,000 words report due on Friday. Enjoy x

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// MUSIC //

^^ CHECK OUT MY APRIL PLAYLIST ^^ 

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I’M ALL THE WAY UP | AWARDS

Day-to-day, Uncategorized

Hey hey,

And I’m back again with more awards!!I would love to thanks DazedMuse for my Mystery Blogger Award and the Blue Sky Tag nominations. Alexandra Vaman is an extremely stylish person with incredible eyes for up-coming style so check out her most recent trend spotting post! //  Top 5 Trends I Love For The Upcoming Fall //

I’m also been nominated by Covet Luxe for the Mystery Blogger as well. Check her page for great beauty reviews!!

The Mystery Award

The Rules For This Award Are:

  • Put the award logo/ image in your post
  • List all the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify each one of your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask nominees 5 questions of your choice; with a weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share the link to your best/favourite post of yours

 

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME:

ONE: I love all things food from cooking shows to cooking good

TWO: I can speak three languages [english- pretty good I think, Thai- standard but I can’t fluently unless I’m in Thailand and Laos- very little but I can definitely understand what you’re saying]

THREE: Another food fact, I enjoy grocery shopping but not as much as home decor because ever time I go into a store, I always plan out where I would put different the items in my room. So much fun.

ALEXANDRA’S QUESTIONS

  1. What makes you feel accomplished?

I’ve learned English to the University level in 10 years. It was a long journey!

2. What has been your biggest challenge so far?

Moving from Thailand to the UK- it was a massive culture shock. 

3. What is your greatest fear?

Not being happy and contempt with life

4. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I want to be able to fly! haha lol. For real, nothing

5. What is your weirdest “quirk”?

I love Thai mango salad. I could eat it everything single day if it doesn’t too long to prepare.

LILY’S QUESTIONS

1. Where would you like to travel to someday?

Dream destination would be Japan!

2. How often do you shave? (weird, soz, I’m usually lazy)

Once a month if I remember

3. Your favourite skin care item?

Currently, I would have to say Pixi Glow Mist. Super hydrating!

4. Why you started your blog?

Because I want to document different stages in my life and also a place to create different content ideas (so look out!)

5. Your fave celebrity?

In terms of sassiness would be RhiRhi, Style- well check out my influencer post and my weekly Monday Muse for more details //HERE// & //HERE// Lifestyle and family: Blake and Ryan & Chrissy & John.

MY NOMINATIONS [I know it is not 10-20]

Eat sleep dress & repeat 

The August Clause

Uniquelyjulia

Black coffee breakfast

Chloé BDS

Claire Unveils 

Lola Summer

 

MY QUESTIONS

ONE: One thing you can’t leave the house without?

TWO: Go to clothing or beauty store… and why?

THREE: Ideal date either with someone or for yourself

FOUR: Where would you like to live in the future, even if it is just for a year

FIVE: Lastly, a food question. Pick 5 of these ingredients and come up with a dish [in need of ideas for tonight’s dinner]

// Salmon, courgettes, coconut oil, eggs, quinoa, chilli, garlic, sourdough bread, asparagus, tomatoes, basils, carrots, cinnamon, honey, raspberry jam, jalapenos, bananas, dark chocolate, salt, chilli [dry or fresh], spring onions, spinach, chickpeas and lastly flour //

 

MY FAVIOUTE POSTs [i have 2 atm]

STARRY EYES II & A GIRL WHO CAN DO BOTH! on my Wednesday Wardrobe section.

STARRY EYES II :

A GIRL WHO CAN DO BOTH!

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MONDAY MUSE

Monday Muse, Uncategorized

And we’re back…

Hey hey,

It is 2 weeks until the end of my second year of uni and I’m kinda stressed out rn. All these deadlines and slowing drowning in it… and finals are only a month away!! So, today I am in extream need for motivations

 

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// MUSIC //

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MY STYLE INFLUENCERS | WEDNESDAY WARDROBE

Uncategorized, Wedneday Wardrobe

Hey hey, 

Wednesday is finally here and 2 weeks until last day of the second year and THAILAND!!

While I’ve been showing you what my style is but haven’t really mentioned who, what and where I’m influenced by…

MY MAIN INFLUENCERS

https://www.instagram.com/heyclaire/

Claire is one the main influence when it comes to chill and street vibes styles because I love her edgy jeans and a white tee. I first felt in love with her style when I saw her video of 3 Quick Fall Outfits <<HERE>> Ever since that video, I’ve been following and seeing how her style changes and how it also affects me and how my street and relax wears changes as well.  

https://www.instagram.com/vanessahudgens/

THE QUEEN OF BOHEMIAN!! I’ve been a fan of Vanessa Hudgens since the OG days (HMS4LYFE). Anyways, as you know I have 2 styles, the street and the sweet sides especially during the Spring and Summer. Her influences on me are the stripes, light tones and hairstyles. 

https://www.instagram.com/stellahudgens/

The other HUDGENS. Stella gives more of a sexy feel with a bohemian twist. The off the shoulders and cleavage style.

https://www.instagram.com/songofstyle/

Amy’s feminine flowy dress and she are always up to date and on trends which why she influences my style so much when I want to try and experiment on up current trends. 

https://www.instagram.com/chrissyteigen/

I don’t love not just because of her cooking and sense of humour but also her easy business style yet sexy. Her twist on a classic on a button up and blazer!

https://www.instagram.com/emitaz/

Emelie knows how to layer different items with different accessories! If you’re stuck on how accessories then she is your go through girl!!

https://www.instagram.com/haileybaldwin/

HB! The girl who how who knows how to make plain items looks stylish without trying- me all day every day if I could!

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Who’s your style influencer?

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MONDAY MUSE

Monday Muse, Uncategorized

Hey hey,

As it is raining outside and today was supposed to be the first day of Spring, I wanted to bring the ray of sunshine to you with these inspirations. I am currently into the off-shoulders atm and slowing loving the gingham if you can’t tell 😉

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// MUSIC //

Obvs, this week music must is the ‘More Life’ album

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HELLO SPRING | WEDNESDAY WARDROBE

Uncategorized, Wedneday Wardrobe

Hey hey,

For some reason, the weather has been extremely nice the past couple of day and I’m outside sitting on the grass writing this post, it is a weird feeling.

I know,

As embellishment (especially floral designs) has been in since F/W 15, I didn’t commit to purchasing a piece with floral embellishment at first as I was not in the mood or see what I could be wearing it with at the time. But, when I saw this top, I love the subtleness of the embellishments and couldn’t find anything that was similar to it. Until, my trusty old friend, Zara, came out with their spring collection and I saw a shirt extremely similar to this shirt, I regretted but didn’t regret it at the same time because of the price comparison.

Anyways, I just want to show you guys what’ve been liking and likely to wearing during spring,

enjoy x

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JACKET // ZARA

TOP // MATALAN

JEANS// ZARA

SHOES // ZARA

*SO sorry that the original post didn’t have photos attached to it, as your girl schedule it to post but took and nap and forgot to add the photos*

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MONDAY MUSE

Monday Muse, Uncategorized

Hey hey,

Monday is here again which means deadlines are closing in…

While I’mm trying to figure my week’s schedule, I’m trying to stay positive and avoid being too stressed out. Here are some summer inspirations to keep us all motivate through this slow Monday.

 

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// MUSIC //

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Kitch, Canterbury | Review

Sunday Sanctuary, Uncategorized

Hey hey,

I know that it is not brunch o’clock, but this week has been so busy that I didn’t have time until now to write this post. 

Anyways, 

THIS is a home to me, it is a mini break from the ‘old’ Canterbury feels.

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Name: Kitch

Location: 4 St Peter’s St, Canterbury CT1 2AT

Price: £

Kitch cafe is where you can order breakfast and brunch until 4 pm- that’s right people 4 PM! They offer vegetarians and vegan options as well as gluten-free dishes. Another amazing thing about Kitch is that everything is cook made to order so you can expect fresh and flavourful dishes.

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Kitch is situated at the top end of the high street, while it is not easy to spot if you’re not intentionally looking for it, the cute outdoor seating area might make you stop and look. The white metal chairs and the charcoal grey tables are extremely picturesque. 

Location: 10/10

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Once you enter the cafe, you will be greeted with welcoming faces of the staffs there. Depends on the time of your visit, it would likely be busy and you might have to wait for a table to be free- this is due to the size of the cafe as well as its popularity. Anyways, once seated, the soft pillows, marble table and aesthetically pleasing decors will make you forget that you’re in Canterbury, but transported to a mini London cafe. The background music is normally UK charts which are extremely recognisable and good conversation starter.  

Atmosphere: 10/10

The best bits

While I haven’t fully tried everything on the menu, I know it will taste amazing due to my past experiences. Kitch offers special dishes which are available on the weekends and you can have soy, almond and coconut milk instead of regular milk. I would highly RECOMMEND having coconut milk in your match latte. It is heavenly!

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Taste: 10/10

Kitch is ideal for that gossip session with the girls, spa day or just because you want good food!

Overall: ★★★★★

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JUST HOLD ON, I’M GOING HOME | THAILAND

Fri-yay, Uncategorized

Hey hey,

IT IS OFFICIALLY BOOKED! The flight tickets just have been booked for April 9th, to Bangkok, Thailand! Even though it hasn’t been long since my last visit back in 2015- my family would normally alternate Christmas here in the UK one year and Thailand the next.

Since I’m planning to be in my placement (hopefully- currently at 70% of me quitting) and we haven’t been on a proper holiday as a family in a while, this would be a perfect time.

Since now that it is officially confirmed, I want to fully explore my home turf as everytime I go back, I would never fully take advantage of it. Every time I’ve mentioned that I’m going to Thailand, everyone seems to be super excited and it is always on people’s destination wishlist. 

I know because of growing up there and visiting every 2 years meant I underestimated the beauty of the country and overlook the opportunities of full appreciating the country just because it’s home and I will always come back.

Anyways,

This post about what Thailand has to offer.

LOCATION: South East Asia

TEMEPTURE: 35+ °C with 100% precipitation

COST:  High flight tickets but low costs once arrive

SPECIAL EVENT: Songkran (look below for more details)

5 reasons for visiting Thailand!

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THE STREET FOOD:

Thailand is well-known for its street food and Bangkok is one the best place where you will find a fruit stand next to fried chicken stall. While the location of the stalls will not be appealing for most tourists, this is where you WILLtrulyy find the best food. The best-tasting food will not be at a restaurant where a dish could start from 250 baht (£5.00)- I know this might not sound expensive, but for what you pay for (the quality and taste), you can get the same dish for 50 baht (£1.00). So, why would spend so much money for a dish that would taste the same, sometimes better from the street stall?

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BANGKOK ITSELF:

Yes, Bangkok is extremely polluted- smog everywhere. The smog and business of the city can be extremely off-putting especially for first-time visitors as the fast paced and loud noises do not allow you to think and take in the city as you normally would.   

HOWEVER, once you’ve gotten used to the rush, noises and business, you’ll be able to appreciate everything Bangkok has to offer from the famous floating river markets (this is an extream must when visiting Bangkok as the market will transport you back to the olden day of Thailand and how Thai people used to live) to the many temples and super malls (there are as many temples as super malls- FACTS-ish)

Most floating river markets are open on Saturday only, so research the opening time and date before visiting. Also, some river market is located within or near a temple so please beware of your clothing choices. The market will offer hot food such as boat noodle and souvenirs of the local landmarks or just nick nacks. 

Another must attracts are temples (the most popular is Wat Pho due to the Reclining Buddha) which are extremely stunning. Again, when visiting temples (Wat), there are rules which are known by the locals which require tourist to follow as well. 

  1. You should cover your shoulders and knees
  2. DO take off your shoes
  3. Don’t shout, swear or being extremely noisy
  4. Do not run and remain quite once inside the temple
  5. NEVER at any point within the temple area POINT- not even for directions.
  6. Do not sit with the legs outstretched, as this is a sign of disrespect
  7. Females are not recommended to go straight up to monks as this is a sign of disrespect. If you’re approached a monk, do bow your head as a sign of respect. 
  8. DON’T take photos unless it is clear sign marked okay to do so.
  9. Step over the threshold rather than on it.
  10. Don’t smoke, spit and or chew gum within the temple premises.

While these rules are not clear shown or mentioned except clothing, as a visitor of a holy place, many local are expected that you know the etiquettes.

Supermalls are a place where you could spend a day and not full seen everything as it has clothing stalls, cinema, restaurants, salons and water park. The water will depend on how big the mall is, but this is a must especially if you can’t visit little islands and beaches. 

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THE ISLANDS & BEACHES:

What more could I say about this? The tropical islands and beaches are probably the main reasons why everyone wants to visit Thailand. Due to the locations of most Island, Island hopping is a must! you will get the most out of what they have to offer from waterfalls to the deep green jungles. The clear turquoise water is a heaven on earth!

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THE FOURS REGIONS:

While many known Thailand for it central and southern regions, the North and Northeast are some of the most scenic and beautiful places you will ever see. Chiang Mai offers extremely contrast to Bangkok in terms of freshest and zen vibe. You can spend the morning pick tea leave and feed the elephants in the afternoon. While the Northeast offers the ability see how rice is grown and cooking classes which you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else with recipes handed down from great-grandparents. While the South offers fresh seafood and dream tropical locations and central being you the modern skyscrapers and vibrant nightlife. Thailand will allow you to have a taste of everything.

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THAI’S FESTIVALS:

As I am visiting in April, we managed to book our tickets during the most fun and yet annoying festival of the year, Songkran. Songkran is a 3 days water fight celebration of the Thai’s Buddist New Year. From the 13th- 15th, every official governmental office are closed (apart from hospitals, fire department and police office) and for 3 days straight we have a giant water flight. So, you could be walking down the street and car car droved by and chuck water at you. This is legal and you can’t do anything about it apart from join in with the celebration! This would be both fun and annoying as the water flight doesn’t have an end time (day-to-night) you could get soaked when you’re on your way out to a nice dinner.

There are other festivals such as Loy Krathong, Lantern festivals and we even have Chiang Mai flower festival. 

If you have any questions or just want to know more, please comment below! 

I would love to know what you like to do if you’re going to visit Thailand?

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