Welcome to My Crib: University Edition

About time I did one of these! One of the things I looked forward to the most prior to coming to Manchester was having a room of my own and decorating it to suit my whimsical needs. I daresay it is probably the one thing I am most proud of since coming here, which tells you a lot about my priorities in life.

I am currently staying in Weston Hall in the north city campus, about a 5-minute walk to city centre and 15-minute walk/5-minute bus ride to the main university campus and the law buildings.

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And now my room!

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Incredibly comfortable and thick duvet from Primark and Broccoli all the way from home.

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My view is nothing special, literally facing a carpark building. That and the strategic street location leading to Oxford Road that is usually filled with drunk party people on weekend nights.

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Ah yes, my arsenal of anime posters that I always provide multiple warnings about for people entering my room for the first time. I really don’t have to justify myself but it made the place feel more like a semblance of home (or what home means to me anyway).

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Please notice: my DIY Milk bag, black clothes hamper from Primark (I’m getting everything in #aesthetic black) and also my new pair of turquoise New Balance that I got for £35!

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Semblance of Home #2: extremely important wall of photos and stuff given by family and friends that got me through the first week of homesickness.

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Door. Hallway. New winter coat from New Look. Really comfy Daiso socks that I wear at night.

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Exciting times in the toilet.

We don’t speak of comparisons to SMR because it makes our hearts ache.

So there you have it! I’m slowly approaching week two of Manchester now and things have been up and down…fairly frequently…but as I’d said, it’s only week two and I’m trying not to let my negativity and pessimism run wild. I’ll come back with a more proper update soon.

(Welcome to My Crib Part I)

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Author: Michelle Teoh

21-year-old cynical Asian, book enthusiast and purveyor of fine sarcasm.

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