My Top 10 favourite musicians

I’ve been meaning to share a blog post on my favourite musicians with you guys, because what better way to share your love with people than the art of music?
My taste in music keeps changing really quickly. One moment I’ll be jamming to some Avicii and Martin Garrix ( which tbh, isn’t that often) and the next moment I’ll be singing along to some good ol’ Hey Jude by the Beatles! Next thing I know, I’ll be sobbing in bed to some Ed Sheeran and Kodaline… Feels SO strong, you can’t handle.
I guess that’s what music does to you, it has the power to change your mood within seconds. Nevertheless, here’s a list of my Top 10 favourite musicians:

1. Vance Joy – my favourite song is Snaggletooth https://youtu.be/yi61hpcRyKE
2.James Bay – my favourite song is If You Ever Want To Be In Love https://youtu.be/AYmlVPp_4TI
3. Jeremy Loops – modern folk musician, something different 🙂 my favourite song is Sinner https://youtu.be/Dumv7o1zIJ0
4. Coldplay – my CURRENT favourite song is Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall https://youtu.be/fyMhvkC3A84
5. JP Cooper – my favourite song is Colour Me In Gold https://youtu.be/WJkItLf3XqE
6. Andreas More – my favourite song is Step Down From It https://youtu.be/HaZvlPXRC9Q
7. Skinny Living – my favourite song is The Journey https://youtu.be/bbJvY2AaHtY
8. The Lumineers – my favourite song is Stubborn Love https://youtu.be/6GFvUCcljkM
9. Carter Harrell – my favourite song is Bandits https://youtu.be/ZfIGeYgeTzI
10. We Were Evergreen – my favourite song is Golden Fire https://youtu.be/sYNp5FGyfJs

Leave your comments below on what you think of these musicians and also do feel free to share your favourite  music! Thanks for passing by folks, hope you enjoyed reading this post and do expect more blog-posts coming your way. 🙂

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Picturesque Diani

Hey everyone! It’s way past exam time and the summer (or not so summer) holidays are upon us! I know, it has been a couple of months since I last posted but I have been quite busy doing serious people stuff. (not really) Anyway, I thought it should be time to write a little bit about my short trip to Diani to awaken my holiday memories once again.

So for those of you that don’t know where Diani is – Diani Beach is a major beach on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya (in eastern Africa) and is located about 30 kilometers south of Mombasa. Diani is a really small, rich place with an equally magnificent ocean that calls to you.

My friends and I stayed at the Baobab Beach Resort for about a week, more of a post-exam celebration and it was absolutely crazy! From all the swimming, to the good food, to the beach and the crazy nightlife and just everything in general.

“What’s there to blog about a Post-A Level trip where you probably even remember half of your trip?” I’ve got that a lot, to be honest. But hey, everyone needs to know what a magical place Diani is, and i’m more than happy to share that!

As you can see the picture above is the private beach that we could use since we lived at the resort and it is picture perfect. The sound of the waves crashing onto the shore over and over and over again, the clear blue skies with the golden sun shining right on your body, the sandy, cold water that touching your feet as you feel the breeze around you – I promise, you’ll never feel more alive. I felt spellbound by the Ocean.

Other than that, the food was divine, the people were amazing and the nights were crazy! Eight nights of non-stop partying on the beach at the East African coast with the people you love- what more could you possibly ask for?

Other than staying at the hotel for all the 8 days, we decided to step out of the hotel (which I am extremely proud of) and we went for dinner to a Cave restaurant nearby. That was a unique experience on its own! The cave was all lit up, the decor was very well done and detailed and the service was great!

Cave Restaurant with my favorite people!

Bikini - New Look Kaftan - H&M Head Piece - Woolworths

Bikini – New Look
Kaftan – H&M
Head Piece – Woolworths

Anyway that is all on my trip (probably because I don’t remember much of it.) Please do leave your comments on what you think about this post! 🙂

STUDY TIPS – What you’ve been doing wrong

So it’s that time of the year again. Books, calculators, essays and a hell of a lot of coffee. Exams aren’t easy for any of us. (Unless you’re Sheldon Cooper.)

Now here’s where I tell you how I tackle exams:

I’ve always been one of those people who leave studying for the last few hours before I sit for a paper, but this time I thought I would confront these hell-like exams slightly differently by making myself a plan. A few months ago I bought myself a cute little planner so that maybe I could become more organized. And it worked! Making myself a timetable has made me more planned so that I know what to do and what not to do.

Do not make yourself an extremely strict timetable because let’s be real – no one’s going to follow that. Keep it simple. You are definitely going to find yourself sticking to your plan that way.

Your brain and body are your assets – make sure you don’t overwork yourself. I know quite a few people that tend to force themselves to study without taking a break but what they don’t understand is that breaks are essential.

You should relax, eat some good food and watch some TV. (A couple episodes of Friends isn’t going to cause any harm, right?) I personally prefer going outdoors for a while and get my blood flowing! Sitting all day can make you extremely lethargic. Yes, I am talking out of experience. Why not try go for a walk or a light jog? It’ll make you more fit and energetic so that you can focus all your energy on studying afterwards.

Now here’s what my friends and I do – we absolutely cannot stay home all day and study, so we head out to study! Sometimes, studying in groups can be a fun way to remember things, so I suggest you step out there and make plans with your friends to get some reading done.

For those of you that live in Nairobi – there’s lots of Coffee shops and restaurants that you can head to like Java House, Art Caffe, Big Square (because they make amazing coffee) and Dorman’s. My friends and I usually head out to Big Square to get in some coffee and good comfort food to indulge in while engaging in some healthy debate.

A lot of people tend to get pressurized during exams because of the big question – “What if I don’t get the grades I need to get into a good University/college?”

You know what? You have got your entire life ahead of you, and this means lot’s more opportunities to achieve what you have always wanted. Grades do not define your intellectual. If you are anything like me, you’re probably not the smartest fish in the sea, but that doesn’t mean that getting good grades is going to define who you really are. I say you step out of your comfort zone and try to achieve something that you’ve always wanted! That is what’s going to define your true intelligence 🙂

I am definitely not the best at giving people study tips (as you all have noticed, this post has been more of a rant than anything else) but hopefully I have helped you to see more than just exams and grades.

Study hard, stay strong, worry less, eat healthy and take a break. With a calm & positive mind, I guarantee you all will pass your exams with flying colours!

Each and every one of you reading this post right now is much smarter than any exam that you sit for, so why worry?

Good luck to all of you sitting for your exams, i’m sure you will get the grades you deserve! 🙂

Study Essentials!

Study Essentials!

Forest Birthdays!

I spent  my 19th birthday in the most amazing, serene way possible.

Karura Forest has always been one of my favourite places in Nairobi, and what better way to spend your birthday than in a Forest, right?

So my best friends set up a surprise brunch for me and it was beautiful! There was pancakes and cupcakes and french toast and lot’s more. Obviously, I’m pretty slow when it comes to surprises and so my friends decided to make the most out of my flaws and use it against me! (Thanks guys.)

It’s just banter.

Anyway, we had an amazing day spending quality time with each other and stuffing fatty food into our mouths – because there’s nothing better than a good ol’ catch up session with friends while eating good food.

Turning 19 hasn’t made me feel any different, to be honest. But yes, this is a very confusing age for all of us but I seem to be tackling it perfectly fine! Hopefully everyone feels the same way. Of course, we are all confused but what matters most is the fact that we are not always going to be this confused. I guess turning 19 has made me realize that as I grow up, things will keep on getting better for everyone 🙂 (only advice I can give to everyone out there!)

Besides that, I had an awesome Birthday dinner with my close family – we had Eritrean/Italian food! I always fancy a good meal. Spending quality time with my family that evening was great. (Not only because they bought me gifts.)

Nevertheless, I had an amazing day and thank you to my family and best friends for making my birthday a memorable one! I love you all

Birthday OOTD: Black dress - New Look Grey Cardigan - H&M Black Slipper flats - Primark Watch - River Island

Birthday OOTD:
Black dress – New Look
Grey Cardigan – H&M
Black Slipper flats – Primark
Watch – River Island

Birthday Brunch!

Birthday Brunch!

Birthday Blog!

So although this blog is for Yashvi to document her life, we (her friends) kind of hijacked it to wish her a very Happy Birthday! So join us in wishing this wonderful girl a very happy birthday!

You will always be the ultimate white girl ×× Jazi

Vuvs! Happy 19th Birthday! I just want you to know that you’re such a beautiful person, inside and out and no matter what I’m always there for you and I can’t wait for us to be cute little grandmothers together ♡ Love youu ×× Saumya

Vuvs! It’s your 7th birthday together this year :’) I hope you have the best day you annoying child! ×× Gagan

Yashvii! Happy birthday babes ♡ Hope your day and year is filled with happiness and you achieve all your dreams, love you! ×× Krupa

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She has no idea about this and we shall surprise her tomorrow! Look for an upcoming blog post about her day 🙂