Don’t Waste Your Life Waiting for the Weekend

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Today is hump day (Wednesday). It’s one of those days that don’t exactly excite anyone, but it’s the “after hump day” that everyone looks forward to. Why? Because we passed the middle of the week. We managed to trudge up that glorious hill that is Monday and Tuesday, and on the other side is a direct downhill roll to Friday. Alas, the weekend! Continue reading

Don’t be Fooled by New Years

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It’s New Years Eve! I’m sure many have already listed out their resolutions and self-promises to fulfill in 2015. I’m sure many are eager to wave the goodbye to 2014 and welcome the coming new year. I realize that people speak of “years” as if it is a “place”, like they are individual houses that we step in and out of. eg: 2008 was a bad year, let’s never go there again! or I can’t wait until 2014 is over so we can move on to 2015! When we enter the threshold of a “new house”, we welcome ourselves, and we get a false uplifting that this “place” is somehow different and better. But a year is merely a passage of time, and time cannot be categorized as houses we can move out of. The truth is, New Year’s day is just another tomorrow. Hoping for a better tomorrow is very misleading because tomorrow never comes. Continue reading

I’m Obsessed with Quotes

It’s no big secret that I am extremely fascinated with quotes and any little phrases that carry a load of inspiration. I believe words are powerful. They are life-changing and motivating, eye-opening and enlightening. Quite frankly, quotes have, overall, made me a much, much better person. But I’m not sure that many people know how my love for quotes have turned into a huge obsession — to the point where my room is out of control! I went through an insane phase where I actively sought out words of wisdom, and I didn’t want to forget a single one of them. So I decided to print them out and drown myself in them. I’m not even remotely exaggerating when I say that my room is literally surrounded by quotes. Take a peak inside! Continue reading

5 Ways to Handle Stress

For those who don’t know, I am back into a full course load. Even though I haven’t ever stopped being a full-time student, the 2 years MSc. experience was really more like a job than actually taking courses. Well, now that I’m back in full swing, let me tell you, it feels a little weird, but at the same time, very refreshing and enlightening. But, as we’ve all gone through it, when exams are around the corner, we all wish we could just fast forward and get it over with. Needless to say, it’s nearing the end of November and I’m finding myself in that deja vu again. The stress that comes with work-overload is inevitable. I’ve been doing nothing else than school work this whole month! Getting projects done, assignments done, trying to keep up with classes, editing my thesis on the side… etc etc. So writing this blog right now is actually quite therapeutic to me, and a way for me to get motivated for the final stretch.  Continue reading