Since I’m on my last essay of the year, and my last essay of my degree if I pass, I thought I’d write a bit about inspiration.

Inspiration to start Youtube myself

I actually got inspired to upload youtube videos by all the vlogs I watch. Even though I am struggling on what to film, editing videos and actually uploading some, I do hope to come up with a routine soon. Some of my favourite people on youtube are actually Sharla, Taylor and Mimei. Noticeably, the people I watch the most are in Japan.

Inspiration to start writing

Harry Potter, what a surprise. And, weirdly, dreams. Some of my dreams inspire me to write and turn the dream into an idea suitable for a novel. So far, I have yet to finish anything, but I think the ideas I have are good. I also try journalling, just to keep writing. Daily life, I think, can be a huge inspiration for novels.

Inspiration to start studying at University

At University, I study English Language and Linguistics. I actually graduate in July.

I kind of fell into studying English Language at college when I moved to the UK, because I thought I hadn’t read enough classics to study English Literature. Growing up bilingual, I thought I might as well try English Language. That led me to studying English language and linguistics. At times I have regretted studying a dual course, instead of just focusing on English Language. But I survived three years of doing it so I guess it’s all good.

Word of the day


British informal noun, and it means a cat

Poem of the day


By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!


Photos of the day

Umhlanga II
New York City
Joerg Schubert

Videos of the day


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