Optimistic and Hopeful

Optimistic and Hopeful



This weekend …….

How would I describe it?

It’s been thrilling really.

Loads have happened.

  • AC Milan winning 4-1 away against Empoli
  • The Lakers got back to winning ways against Atlanta Hawks
  • Started my first day volunteering at V&A

Just want to start off by saying that I am delighted with getting offered a permanent job, it has taken about three years to have an employer say “I offer you this position”. I instantly accepted the position, it didn’t take long to come to that conclusion. I am yet to hear a starting date but I hope the verbal agreement comes to a written agreement.

Having said that, I am a little disappointed that this event has occurred at an unfortunate time. It is part of life that we make our own sacrifices. As part of accepting the position, I am going to no longer be working with the Church of England on an ongoing project that will last till June next year, I started the work beginning of September, even though I have been there for the best period of three months, I have learnt a lot and developed my skills that I can use and take onto my future employment. I was able to learn how to coordinate a team, written loads of professional emails, booked and arranged meetings, taking minutes etc. I was also supposed to start volunteering with Imperial War Museums, I conducted the training a fortnight ago so it’s just unfortunate about the timing. I may do a small amount of volunteering before I start.

The only voluntary work that hasn’t been affected is the weekend work I’ve started at V&A. I am a highly ambitious and want to face bigger challenges and to a busier environment. In fact, the V&A was very busy indeed this past Saturday. I started the past Saturday and it brought a few challenges. The first challenge which was obvious at the time was that I hadn’t been a regular visitor at the V&A so I started off getting lost finding the main entrance. I then met a volunteer who originally comes from Italy who showed me round the behind the scenes areas. I had to think off my feet some of the times when visitors were approaching for directions but that is basically what is expected. I was left to wonder around the V&A for the duration of an hour which was a good experience. I was wandering through the rooms and going to various staircases just to get a general idea of which is which, the whole museum is a complete maze. If you are ever going to the V&A or a museum of that magnitude I would suggest buying a map lol. During my time wondering around, I introduced myself to some of the staff and they were very nice. I browsed around the Underwear exhibition, although I’m not really into much fashion, it was quite nice seeing the exhibition. The advantage of working in the V&A is that I can get access to the exhibitions that the V&A hold in the main museum. I will look to see if I can get a sniff of getting to see the Pink Floyd exhibition when it starts in May next year. But that is why I’m just glad to be associated with the V&A, because I want to see what is out there, learn from the best and build a network of contacts from there.



One thing I’m not going to do is settle on my laurels. Just because I’ve been offered a permanent job, that’s it isn’t it? Well both internally and externally I will be looking for opportunities to prosper. I have been fortunate in my voluntary work is have a whole set of skills, that it’s both valuable to myself and the organisations I work in.

Time for my recommended song of the week:

I have chosen On Fire by Luke Bond feat Roxanne Emery. If you don’t know already, I am a big fan of Gareth Emery. The reason why I chose this song, I just love trance songs but when I first heard it, it sounded amazing and couldn’t get enough of the track. I have repeated this song twice just as I am writing.


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Like Fire in the Rain

Like Fire in the Rain

Yes, the topic I will be discussing is Fire in the Rain.

This is just an off topic random thing I just thought of.

Fire in the Rain seems like an oxymoron to me.

On one side you have Fire which seems to be unstoppable or hard to control. Then again, Fire can be used in a figure of speech where they speak positively about having the passion, drive or desire to achieve something or then again “Joe is on fire today”, so it can be referred to

Then the other side you have Rain, Rain reminds me of sorrow and feeling miserable. The first thing that came to mind when I thought of rain just now was the weather at the start of the film called Girl from Rio. Hugh Laurie who plays a banker in the film has to endure miserable London weather before setting off to sunny Rio.

The funny thing is this entire post is not meant to be talking about the weather lol. It refers to a cool and amazing adventure I had with an irish girl (which I will discuss later on in this blog).

The title of this blog refers to a song lyric by Mans Zelmerlow, (he is one of my favourite artists to listen to).


So the music video starts off with a young ambitious male traveller (like myself) who wants to explore the world on his own, he appears frustrated or disappointed because he has no one to share his ambitions with. Then, he sits inside the cafe and a girl stops just outside and offers him a lift on her motorbike (or scooter) and hop on to an adventure and fall in love. Then it ends with the traveller waiting outside her apartment (or pretty much stalking her) and it ends up with the girl flying away.

I’m not downbeat on the whole experience, I know that LOVE will comeback to me at the right moment and hope to connect with the RIGHT person.

The GIRL won’t know how lucky she will be.

On that note, I thought the song below felt romantic.





Where To Begin

Where To Begin

I’m not really sure Where To Begin. This was a blog that I was meant to publish over a month ago. Here it goes:

  • I’ve heard back from V&A but the process is taking agies to sort out.

I recently joined Match (dating site) to find a match to try again. The most important thing is not give up on hope these days. Things happen for a reason so I am going to get back on my feet and start again. I’ve not been offered a permanent job for over three years. I can see that people are giving up on me, I can just tell by their body language.

I’ve had a number of job interviews, the most notable one was the one at Wembley Stadium, it was my first opportunity to visit the stadium and I would have loved to work there in some capacity.

My birthday is in a month’s time, set your clocks for that. I have no real major plans for it but I am planning on buying three football shirts that represent the teams I support with my name on the back of it.

Congrats to England Cricket team for winning against Bangladesh in the ODI series, it is a tough situation to be in but I think England’s decision to go to Bangladesh should entice fellow countries to go on the same path. My prediction was that I hoped England will go out and win the test series but it turned out to be 1-1. It should prepare them well for the next tour of India. I would have loved to have the opportunity to visit India for the test series because I am quite fond of cricket myself. It is going to be in my upcoming bucket list.

In my earlier post this year, I mentioned my love of Craig David. He has a good vibe going right now. I love his version of Fill Me In 2016. I just find out the title for that song, I won’t spoil it for you guys. Just sampling his album called ‘Following My Intuition’ on iTunes, I love ‘Ain’t Giving Up’ (it’s very chilled and surprised it’s short), ‘When The Baseline Drops’, ‘One More Time’ and ‘Like A Fan’. I particularly like the next song I put on my blog and the song is nothing I’ve heard in a long time. But again, Craig David is a GENIUS.

I love listening to current music as a whole (apart from country). I literally put on faces when listening to music before the 80s, it’s a different timeframe of music back then so I respect that. Although when I was watching UFC 203, I liked listening to Mickey Gall’s entrance music of ‘Hey Mickey’, it can be addictive.