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London: Central Saint Martins

Liz and I were inseparable in London. We literally did everything together, and this also applied when we studied at Central Saint Martins (CSM). Aside from touring, shopping and trying all the yummy food in London (which I truly enjoyed), the main reason why we went there is because we wanted to study again. This is what I’ve learned throughout the years I’ve been working in the industry, you always have to keep learning. When you stop learning, you stop growing (and this also applies to everyone, whether you’re in a different industry or whatever your age is right now). We always need to learn something new because it refreshes our minds and it can definitely help us have a different outlook in life. I wanted to study again because I believe that education is very important and even if we’re in our mid 20s, or 30s, it’s never too old to study. So I am sharing you what I did during the time I took a short course at CSM.

Raymond Gutierrez took two short courses while Liz and I took only one. We studied Branding: Designing Your Identity. It was a very “kilig” moment for me! I was so excited to study and learn new things.

How classy is our cafeteria!

Non-students can only go up to here. You need to have an student id upon entering.

I’m really thankful Prime App helped arrange everything for us. To be honest, my sister and I are super busy and we couldn’t find the time to do all the requirements, so I’m happy Prime App helped us. For those of you who might have missed my blog post about them, you can read it HERE. Anyway, they’re an educational/internship travel agency who can help assist you and give you options on where you can study depending on the course/internship you want to take. Some people say it’s really hard to get in certain schools, and that’s where Prime App is best at- they’ll be the one to talk to the school for you! They already have about 160+ partnered universities so it’ll be easier for their clients to study again.

I guess this course is about haircutting? or hairstyles?

Lunch time! Their cafeteria is so cute- they have different stalls and after you’ve chose what you want, you can just pay at the counter that’s on another side of the room. Apparently they don’t have trust issues there haha.

After lunch, we went to the library for our first assignment: Choose a brand you like that has a witty logo, do research and explain why you like it. The hard part? No internet allowed. You’re only supposed to use books. It was a bit challenging but I loved the exercise. It was like living in the 1990s when you still have to go to the library when you have to do research.

I presented the brand Happy Pills. It started in Barcelona and it’s a candy shop. Feel free to google this brand and find out why I find this brand so smart.

For our second/third day, we were tasked to do a mood board on our inspirations and other blogs. Here’s what I did.

Browsing Nicole Warne’s blog. I just love her!

Every after class, it’s always fun to catch up and discuss what we’ve learned so we know there’s progression. I really enjoyed taking up a short course at CSM. Some courses are only a week short and you’ll be surprised- you’ll really learn so much. BMS.

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14 Comments

  1. Charleane morales
    3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your experiences to us laureen. God made A beautiful, smart, and very Kind, humble womAn. Ikaw Laureen at si liz yun. God bless you both 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Kinilig naman ako hehe. Thanks always!

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  2. junea
    3 years ago

    I just heard that you’re now part of Bench so i decided to have my hair styled at Bench Fix Salon. Hahaha. I was thinking of you while my hair is being styled. You certainly have a great impact on me. 🙂 I just love you, Laureen. Hug! How i wish i’ll be able to meet you, soon! 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Awww Thanks Junea!!!! Hope to meet you soon! <3

      Reply
  3. Kaye Alid
    3 years ago

    Wow! Congrats ate laUr and ate liz goodluck! 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Salamat 😀

      Reply
  4. Junea
    3 years ago

    Waaah! Miss Laureen, did you just mention my name?! Spell KILIG!! I can die now. Haha. You’re so nice talaga. I’m checking on your schedule so i can meet you in person. Can’t wait to see you! 🙂

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      See you in the future!!!

      Reply
  5. Jenny
    3 years ago

    Hi Laureen, I was interested to see your photos of CSM. I was the person having my head shaved in The Street – It wasn’t a haircutting course but a head shave for charity!

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Wow!! That’s so nice to know!!!

      Reply
  6. Jenny
    3 years ago

    Hi Laureen. i’m one of the people in your “hair cutting” photo. In fact I’m the one getting her head shaved to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research! Glad you enjoyed your time at CSM

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Whoa! That’s nice to know! <3

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  7. Lourine
    3 years ago

    Suddenly missing library works. Not that I’m not thankful to the internet. Of course. There’s just something when you accomplish your assignment in the library. Haha. On your mood board, I saw Aimee Song. I read her blogs too and she’s pretty cool. Have you tried visiting Chiara Ferragni’s blog?

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    1. Laureen Uy
      3 years ago

      Yes, I love her blog too!

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