Top 5 Purchases of 2011

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Studying for a Masters degree in Digital Media is not free! There are tuition fees, accommodation fees, books to buy… But you can’t really put a price on education and knowledge and that is why the most important transaction I made in 2011 was the one that got me enrolled in my course.

Ah, wanderlust. Being the daughter of travel-loving parents means travel is my drug. More than three months without travelling and I start to get itchy. Apart from moving to Dublin, this year I have been to Paris and London. In Paris, my best friend and I rocked Disneyland, then ended up singing at a piano bar in the Latin Quarters, and throwing flowers over Jim Morrison’s grave at Pere Lachaise cemetery. In London, my friend Vee and I connected with our teenage selves at a Glee concert, had wine next to Lea Michele and Darren Criss at the Savoy, then enjoyed live music by Arcade Fire, Beirut and Mumford and Sons at Hyde Park.

Wacom Bamboo
I bought this tablet from Amazon on sale at a really great price and it’s been really great. I use it for my Visual Communication assignments, design websites and logos with it, and doodle in bed during nights of insomnia.

Of course. I’ve had to cut down on the number of books I buy and start digging into those shelved book I never really got round to reading. Then I started frequenting the book market on Temple Bar and Oxfam Books and now I’m a second hand junkie. Also, I intend to catch up on my classics via iBooks.

Web hosting
I’ve been blogging for almost two years now and it has quite literally changed my life. I write more, take more photos and developed an interest in digital media which is what got me out of Malta and into Dublin in the first place.

And you? Any favourite purchases from 2011?

  • Marielle
    December 29, 2011

    Ahh I still would like a wacom! I’m not sure what my favorite purchases were.. getting my driver license cost a lot of money..but I am happy to have done that. and investing in a new t-shirt company perhaps..

  • Hevel
    December 29, 2011

    My favourite and absolutely outstanding purchase this year was a pair of shoes I got today. It’s something I didn’t need, and probably won’t use much, but I just wanted to cheer myself up and a nice pair of shoes it was. Also it’s my first ever pair of shoes that I didn’t buy because I needed new shoes.

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