I have been thinking about trying to find ways to not be shy or afraid in sharing and document more of my daily life. Pictures and videos of travels and other significant events in my life are important and I love documenting and sharing them for memories’ sake but I think it is equally important... Continue Reading →
So what’s going on?
A lot. And I haven't update this blog in a long time. I promised to write my entire Iceland adventure here but I stopped half way. I promised to update this blog regularly. But I didn't. Broken promises, so many of them. So why didn't I live up to my promises? I can give you... Continue Reading →
2013 in a nutshell
I know its still 2 months before we can officially end 2013. But looking back, 2013 has brought about tremendous change in my life. So many milestones were achieved during the first 10 months of 2013 alone. The changes, drastic, the transformation never-ending. Full of ups and downs, but remarkably, I've still kept most of... Continue Reading →
So I haven't got a job yet. It is going to take a while till I land a job, but I am optimistic that it will come soon. I just have to keep on searching. I was chilling with my friends when one of them broached the subject of travelling plans in the coming months... Continue Reading →
To be content and not compare
Sometimes I need a reminder. And that is to be content and not compare. To live and enjoy the moment, rather than be blinded how I reached my destination in the first place. To live life as if every day is a special day, a gift given to us, to cherish it, to laugh and... Continue Reading →
Happy 11th Anniversary blog!
I don't usually do this, but today happens to mark the 11th anniversary of my blog!! Actually, that is not accurate. The entries on this blog is a culmination of all other blog websites I have accumulated over the years. It is only recently that I managed to export all my entries from the other... Continue Reading →
I collected my pink IC on Friday. I have officially ORDed. Although the exact date falls on a Sunday (14 July), I got the chance to do the necessary paperwork to declare the end of my National Service, a total of two years. The collection of my pink IC signified that I am no longer... Continue Reading →
There is nothing to look forward to
Now that I have gotten the news that I won't be going to Imperial because of my scholarship application, I feel like I have nothing to look forward to in life. For the past couple of months, my mind has been nothing but the prospects of going to London, of studying in one of the... Continue Reading →
“it is with regret that I inform you…”
Yesterday was supposed to be the first of my two days leave that I had to clear in NS. It was supposed to be a well deserved break, before embarking on my final week and ORDing for good. At the same time, the leave was meant for rest and recuperation, after losing my voice to... Continue Reading →
Running. My new form of escape?
I wrote in a previous post that I recently started taking up running as a hobby. I never liked running, but decided to discipline myself to run at least every other day. Thats about 3 times a week for about half an hour. That is the optimal daily recommended amount of exercise to keep yourself... Continue Reading →
The closing of another chapter
The end of my Final Year Project is near. After spending five months at an A*STAR lab, I have gained tremendous lab experience and I am truly grateful for working with some of the most interesting and passionate people I have ever met. Sometimes I feel like I have a guardian angel looking after me.... Continue Reading →
My undergrad days are numbered
Official date of my convocation ceremony: 31st July 2013. My undergrad days are numbered. After spending 4 years in NTU, it has finally come (once again) to begin a new chapter in my life. A chapter, full of uncertainties, where even the author doesn't know where the life story will lead to at the end... Continue Reading →
The hardest goodbye?
Last week, a friend of mine flew to Denmark to start her new semester as an exchange student. Little did I know that her departure was probably the hardest I have ever dealt. I have seen my friends come and go, and they often come back a better person. And that is a good thing.... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year!
2013 has a arrived. So what happened in 2012? Quite a lot for me. It was full of ups and downs literally. Like the time when I spent 6 weeks in Tunisia, doing volunteer work. That was incredible. Also did a little backpacking after that with my best buddy, Aaron. We didnt go that many... Continue Reading →
Things that make me happy
Some of the things that make me happy. A cup of toffee nut latte and a plate of Ol' Glazed. Too bad Starbucks signature drink only comes once every christmas. Reading my favourite book on Kindle on a rainy day, all afternoon. Finishing an unexpectedly good book and exclaiming to yourself, "What the F*** did... Continue Reading →
2013: A year of change
2013 is just around the corner and it is time again for me to draft out new year resolutions for 2013. I haven't given much thought about it yet, but what I do no well is that 2013 is gonna be a a huge year for me. It is going to be a year of... Continue Reading →
Molecular Evolution marks the end of my exams in NTU
Monday marks the end of my exams for this semester and also my entire life in NTU. Molecular Evolution is the module that so happens to be the last examination that I had to sit for in my entire NTU life. 4 years in the making and it has come to this. Can't really say... Continue Reading →
A minor update
I haven't been blogging regularly as of late. But I assure you, this blog is still up and running. There is a lot going on in my life right now. For one thing, school schedule have been pretty crazy as of late. Exams are just around the corner, and I still haven't wrap my head... Continue Reading →
Coffeehouses: Where ideas are born
Coffeehouses like Starbucks, Coffee Bean, Tully's and many more are what most urbanites would define as the 'Third Place'. I learned that term while I was taking a module called 'Living in Contemporary Cities'. It describes such places where people socialize and have a sense of place within a community, providing a third venue outside... Continue Reading →
I remember my teacher
I came across a video advertisement from the Ministry of Education. It was done more than a year ago, but I only got to see it in its entirety only today. This long form advertisement is about teaching as a career, and after watching the ad, it resonated deep within me. This is possibly by... Continue Reading →