Monday 30 March 2020

2020 SO FAR

Hello everyone!

It’s been a long while since I posted something and safe to say I missed blogging.  I had so many plans on what to write for the past year but, I’ve been to preoccupied with work and I have been extremely lazy!

The past year has been a peaceful year for me so and as much as I love to recap everything, I’m just going to skip forward to 2020. I am one of the people who had to cancel their holiday plans including my friend’s wedding. As awful as that may seem, I want to look back at what I have done for the past few months before the UK lockdown.


I celebrated New Year with my family at home and we had a work staff party a week after.

I was working during New Year’s Eve til 11PM so I cooked the food in advance and prepared the table. Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of the food but, we had seafood.


I turned 25 and I celebrated it in Grand Central Hotel, Belfast. It was nice and quiet. I celebrated it with my family and my bestfriend Reyn. We had quick photoshoot and then had our dinner in the Seahorse Restaurant.

I can’t exactly remember what we had as I didn’t take a photo of each course but we had complimentary amuse-bouche, a starter portion of pasta with duck, then lobster macaroni and cheese for starters and steak for the main. After dinner, we headed back to our room and I blew my candle, made a wish then cut and ate the cake.

10 days after my birthday, my brother celebrated his 19th Birthday. We didn’t do anything extravagant; we only had dinner in Saphyre Restaurant. Click here for my previous post about my previous visit there. The interior has changed since I last visited the place.

We had a 5 course meal and again, I didn’t take a photo of each dish. The server was very knowledgable when it comes to explaining each dish but I can’t remember any of it!

MARCH 2020

Below are photos of sunrise before I went work. 

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Generally, 2020 has been bad to almost everyone due to major global warming effects such wildfire in Australia, earthquakes and floods in different parts of the world. There were also talks about WW3 that was about to happen and then came COVID-19 which, affected the vast majority of the people in the world. 

For the past week, I’ve been complaining about how bored I am at home. I’ve been trying to try to find something to do but the inner voice inside my head kept screaming ‘YOU’RE BORED!’ and every time I hear that noise, my flesh wouldn’t want to do anything to solve the issue. 

So, I decided to change my way of thinking this week. I told my self to be grateful because I have the luxury to stay and home and be safe while the front liners are working extremely hard to help the patients affected by COVID-19. Instead of complaining, I want to be thankful for the health and safety of my family and friends. I am grateful for having the privilege to stay at home with my family and spend more time with them. 

I hope there will be less infections and less fatalities and that we can flatten the curve as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who are in the frontline, the customer service assistants in the grocery departments and all the essential workers. 

Xyza ❤️

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