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In the 6 weeks that I’ve been in Sheffield, here is a not-so-comprehensive list of what’s happened so me!

1. Met some awesome flatmates. Voula from Cyprus, Lydia from Chennai, Anais from Belgium, Liz from South Africa and Ioana from Romania.
Ioana from Romania, Me, Anais from Belgium, Liz from South Africa

2. Was thrown into coursework from Week 1.
3. Recorded and edited my first vox pop. Question: What is your favourite part of Sheffield, and why?
Have a listen:
4. Filmed and edited my first news story on Diwali in Sheffield with Andrew Kenyon and Dima Hamdallah.
Me and Andrew while filming
Dima and Andrew
5. Got very, very, drunk.
6. Broke my hairdryer.
7. Met my pretty-darn-fhaabyoluz classmates.
8. Went out. Repeatedly.
9. Made many mistakes.
10. Asked the question: “So, why did you decide to do Journalism?” and was met with the answer: “I’m from Leicester!” :S
11. Broke 2 friendships back home.
12. Felt homesick.
13. Told my mum I love her.
14. Missed butter chicken.
15. Met a very cool girl called Shruti Menon.
16. Had a large sambuca Mojito and regretted it.
17. Picked up free shot coupons from the Street.
18. Walked around clicking random pictures of cute couples and scary goth people.
Weird Goth couple

Couple in Sheffield

19. Went to a gay night for Halloween, got hit on by many, many women, and enjoyed every moment.


20. At the same party, got hit on by a man in the women’s bathroom, seconds after he claimed to be a chick.
21. Fought with the boyfriend.
22. Made up with boyfriend. Then he sent me a CD of ghaati Bollywood Music. ❀
23. Used calling cards after ages.
24. Downloaded shitloads of films. πŸ™‚
25. Kiri Little. πŸ™‚
26. Ariana Upnizky.
27. Went to: The Cavendish, The Frog and Parrot, Wok Mania, Burger King, The Common Room, The Devonshire Cat, The Forum, Varsity, Bungalows and Bears, Bia Hoi, The Fusion and Foundry…
28. Filmed a guy posting a letter. Shots included a slightly soft-pornographic close-up of him licking an envelope. In retrospect, not the best idea.
29. Traveled down the A61 a gazillion times in search of the Hindu Samaj.
30. Danced my arse off to Bollywood music.
31. Met an interesting half-Indian, half-Egyptian guy.
32. Met a VERY boring Korean dude.
33. Clicked a picture of some drunk English people on the lawn outside the Union, and was thanked in German.
34. An Italian guy repeatedly says “Kazo” (Pr: Katso). Later found out that it means ‘to fuck’. :S
36. Wrote bulletins for radio, recorded a voiceover, did a piece-to-camera,learnt how to edit sound files and video on very fancy software and had a voice training session.
37. Learnt that sometimes, filming an adorable girl dancing for 15 minutes CAN be replaced by an interview with the local MP. :S
38. Spread the awesomeness of the word ‘dude’ and HIMYM.

39. Spent time in the library. Working.
40. Heard an English girl say this to a Chinese dude: “So, like, in England, we have Chinese restaurants. Do you have like..English restaurants in China?!?!” πŸ˜€


  1. Number 10 is my favourite, and literally made me LOL! What a knacker!

    Obviously I like number 25 too though! :o) Though somewhat surprised that it didn’t feature higher up the list ;o) A-tee-hee-hee-hee-hee. xx


  3. you pretty much left out the juicy bits! 😦

  4. Fun luv, very fun πŸ™‚ ❀

  5. Crazy shit DUDE! \m/

  6. Awesome!! Especially point 38!! Kudos!!

  7. awe-fucking-some!! πŸ˜€

  8. Hahahahaa, Welcome to an amazing life in England m’dear πŸ™‚
    This is, i’m sure just a very concise version of your six weeks.
    They’ll be plenty more.
    Have a wonderful time, meet some more ‘very’ boring Korean dudes πŸ˜€

  9. LOL at 10 and 40!!
    WHOA! at 18

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