Where the hell have I been?

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I am not going to lie, I have been pretty absent from writing on this blog. I will call myself out on that. Sometimes, taking care of yourself in real life is more important. My blog became one my last priorities, something I hoped going into it would never happen. Furthermore, what were my priorities that came before my blog? I will tell you but it won’t be in order of importance. I needed to focus on finals, my boyfriend, and everything in between before I descended into studying abroad at University of Cambridge.

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Yep, you are getting a blog post coming from the UK. I am currently sitting in a room full of people who I barely knew 3 weeks ago. Now, they are the family I needed more than I knew during this whole experience. This group of people I am traveling will be the only people who are experiencing the same exact events and walks I am dealing with during this adventure. There are people who I love, there are people where we can’t seem to get pass our differences. Either way, I am having the best time. I had to prepare getting here and I have to absorb my time here while I still have it. THIS was one of the big reasons why I’ve been missing. Had to make sure all of my ducks were in a row before I left, and had to make sure I was enjoying my time here without isolating myself from great people who are here.

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To the people who ever are debating about whether they should take the jump to study abroad, DO IT!

P.S. I plan on doing separate blog posts focusing on certain topics (why you should study abroad/my experience, my boyfriend maybe ;), etc.) but for now I wanna claim my presence is back!

Interview #9: Krista Marina

(Krista currently attends Orange Coast College and is a rising singer/songwriter)

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1. When you look back to your childhood, what was your favorite thing to wear and why?

A: Headbands. It helped get my annoying hair out of my face, but it would make an outfit too!

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2. Describe what you’re wearing and what do you think people think of you in this outfit?

A: I’m wearing essentially all black, open toed boot heels, black jeans with holes at the knees, a black blouse with thin white stripes & bell sleeves, and a starry bracelet. I’d like to think people think that I am confident, I am comfortable with myself, and that I’m free spirited thanks to the bell sleeves.

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3. Imagine your future in a year from now, what would you hope you have accomplished and what would you be wearing?

A: I’d hope to progress significantly in my music career. I’d hope to wear black jeans, some type of cute comfy shoes that makes me taller, probably a signature shirt, a piece of clothing that makes a statement, and quaint jewelry.

Interview #8: Zoe Muratalla

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1. When you look back to your childhood, what was your favorite thing to wear and why?

A: I loved wearing Roxy shirts and board shorts because I loved going to the beach ever since I was a baby, I wanted to be like the cool surfer girls I saw in magazines.

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2. Describe what you’re wearing and what do you think people think of you in this outfit?

A: I’m wearing a black denim skirt, white tank top with intricacy, and a Levi denim jacket. I think that people see it as simple style, not super crazy. An easy-going outfit besides leggings.

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3. Imagine your future in a year from now, (somebody from that future visits you in the present) what would you hope you have accomplished and what would you be wearing?

A:  I’d hope I’d be continuing my education at UCSB, and be at the beach wearing comfy beach sundresses that I love. Plus, sunglasses because I love sunnies!

Interview #7: Louise

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1. When you look back to your childhood, what was your favorite thing to wear and why?

A: I used to wear a lot of sweaters and hoodies.

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2. Describe what you’re wearing and what do you think people think of you in this outfit?

A: I’m wearing street-wear, Kanye West Yeezies, distressed jeans, rapper clothing line shirt by YG , a tiger shark bomber from Toronto. I think people see me dope as hell.

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3. Imagine your future in a year from now, (somebody from that future visits you in the present) what would you hope you have accomplished and what would you be wearing?

A: I hope to be playing rugby for Cal next year, I’d be wearing rugby attire and street-wear.

Interview# 6: Kadi Ali

(Kadi attends Orange Coast College as a Communication major, transferring to Cal Berkeley in Fall 2017, and won OCC’s Woman of the Year 2017). IMG_3341

1. When you look back to your childhood, what was your favorite thing to wear and why?

A: I liked to wear shorts, I would usually cut up my long pants into shorts. Yeah shorts and skirts! Even though my mom and dad would get mad at me for wearing shorts because they’re Middle Eastern. But I still liked wearing them and I would always try to ask them if I can.

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2. Describe what you’re wearing and what do you think people think of you in this outfit?

A: I’m wearing loose high-waisted black pants, a black crop top, a jacket from American eagle, and my favorite shoes from reflection. I guess I look cute ya know, I like wearing black and loose things because it makes me look cute.

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3. Imagine your future in a year from now, (somebody from that future visits you in the present) what would you hope you have accomplished and what would you be wearing?

A: A year from now I’d hope to be in a university, and I’d hope I’d be interviewing for an internship or job perhaps that relates to my communication major. I’d probably be wearing black pants, black shirt, heels, and a blazer, real classy!

Interview# 5: David Vo

1. When you look back to your childhood, what was your favorite thing to wear and why?

A: I used to love pollo sweater vests, slacks, and khakis. I loved putting myself together, I was just a typical church kid.

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2. Describe what you’re wearing and what do you think people think of you in this outfit?

A: The jacket I’m wearing is very pastel inspired I think of it as ice cream colors. There’s green tea, there’s vanilla, there’s strawberry, and underneath I have a light chocolate shirt. It makes me feel really happy so I think it makes other people happy!

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3. Imagine your future in a year from now, (somebody from that future visits you in the present) what would you hope you have accomplished and what would you be wearing?

A: I’m still gonna be at OCC, but I’ll be working on transferring to UCLA for psychology. I go through phases I’m very prep, or casual. Overall, I can’t predict what I’m wearing but it will be me, and I’ll be happy with wherever I go.