Category Archives: Rambling

Perseid, with Nice Maps

I don’t know why, seems like my writings lately are mostly about maps? I wonder… Anyway, tonight and yesterday night were the peak of Perseid Meteor Shower this year (mostly yesterday, but today should be quite fine). As I live far from civilisation the city this year, the result of the quick sighting I’d done last night was quite nice. Though I didn’t venture far from the flat, I could see a lot of shooting stars (basically the shower part) coming from the east (where Perseid was located these time of the year before the dawn), and I believe there’s a fireball too!

 

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With this infographic, I have benefits of not needing to write about the meteor shower and not needing to write a lot as this article seemed long enough already

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General (Mostly Money-Related) Tips and Tricks in Living in London/ United Kingdom

As a student in the UK, when we applied for Tier 4 UK VISA, it’s written that the expected monthly budget for London is about 1200 GBP. That’s also how much I get from my scholarship. So, how’s the reality? Is that amount enough? Those are valid questions, especially if you’re planning to bring your family with you. Believe it or not, if you’re planning your budget well, you can actually use that amount for a small family, with decent meal and everything. I myself have usually saved about half of my allowance each month (and use the saving for emergency conference travel fund, normal travel fund, and do leisure activities in between). Everyone have their own way to manage their own budget. Your life is your life, you’re the one who know it best. Learning from how other people manage theirs, make it suitable with yours. For a note, this is a compilation of things I’ve done and things people suggested to do to keep your budget low and living fuller (hopefully) in the UK.

Tier 4 VISA (warwick.ac.uk)

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Things I note from British people …

This is not about rain, because sure it’s raining a lot but… (royalounge.com)

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Air Asia ASEAN Pass: What is it, How to do, and My Setting to Maximize my ASEAN Trip in the Span of Two Weeks

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So, there’s this ASEAN Pass Promotion going on in Air Asia website. What is it? It’s a Pass, both 10 credits and 20 credits ones, available to be changed into flight based on their credits value, in between ASEAN countries.

There are a few terms to note, such as no repeat flight, only valid for 30 days, and only bare necessities it can get the pass for 160 USD (10 credits) or 290 USD (20 credits), of which, if you convert it into 10 one-credit flights, each. But! There’s a lot of terms (normal for this kind of thing) that you must follow. Oh, and it wasn’t there when I bought it, but there’s a 10% discount of inbound flight (for visiting your starting ASEAN city from your country)

I plan to visit my friends around ASEAN, so I think, why not?

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20 Things About Me (Or, Maybe Your World Does Evolve Around You)

http://www.amummastimeout.co.uk/2014/06/2o-things.html

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