The life of a baking extraordinaire and pun lover


Anca Milosescu, lover of baking and creator of brilliant puns, began studying a double degree of a Bachelor of International Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce – hoping to soon switch to a Bachelor of Psychology –  in 2014 at the age of 18. Besides her sometimes stressful study load, Anca’s hours are full of a range of activities, including baking, reading, listening to music, partying or spending time with family and friends.

Originally from Romania, Anca moved to Scotland with her mum, dad, and brother, Tudor, at the age of eight, and in November 2011, they migrated to Sydney, Australia. Anca attended Kirrawee High School for years eleven and twelve, completing her HSC in 2013. She was quick to establish a close group of friends at her new high school, and was welcomed with open arms. However, when adjusting to live in Australia, Anca found that there were quite a few things that she missed about Scotland, such and the food she has become accustomed to, her favourite shops and – let’s not forget – Irn-Bru.

On the weekends, Anca often bakes cookies and brownies with her mum, and spends time with her family and friends. She often combines her baking with movie marathons, some of her favourite movies being Shutter Island, The Goonies, Silver Linings Playbook, The Great Gatsby, 10 Things I Hate About You and the new Disney motion picture, Frozen.

Anca also reads a range of books and magazines, but claims to prefer books. She also enjoys a wide variety of music and finds enjoyment in many different genres. Her favourite songs include ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Nirvana’ by Sam Smith and ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana. Along with Sam Smith and Nirvana, she also has a wide range of favourite artists, including Kings of Leon, A$ap Rocky, Paolo Nutini, Frank Ocean, Sticky Fingers, Tame Impala, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé, Lorde and The 1975.

On the weekends, Anca also enjoys attending house parties or going clubbing with her friends, whether they are keeping it local or journeying into Sydney city. You can find her either on the dance floor, dancing to ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’, or sipping on a vodka orange or piña colada – or two.

Anca claims to not travel much, but states that occasionally she may take a trip around Australia with her family. So far, she has mainly travelled around New South Wales, but in the recent summer holidays, Anca also journeyed to New Zealand with her family and also spent New Year’s in Perth with a close friend from Scotland. She hopes to one day travel to the Netherlands – perhaps on cultural exchange – and also visit her family and friends in Romania and Scotland.

Once she has completed her degree, Anca hopes to establish a career within the psychology field, due to her passion for helping others and interest in the field.