Walking into the school entrance of that huge campus for the first time to hand in my applications for admission my heart was smiling. I was nervous but excited at the same time. This was it. I can now fulfill my dream and finally do the degree I was wanting to do for a long … Continue reading What it was like studying in Taiwan’s top university, National Taiwan University (NTU).
Yes, an online store selling bags and wallets for both women and men, and along with it all of the social media strings that are attached to it that would drive traffic and make an online store successful. The desire to do business has been a dream of mine for almost a decade now since … Continue reading I started an online store
I hungrily finished my morning snack in the passengers waiting lounge, gobbled it down with the water I bought at the duty free area and boarded the plane in Chiang Mai airport, Thailand, just a little after lunch time. Putting my guitar case up on the overhead locker I wend my way to the window … Continue reading The different stages I went through after leaving religion #part1
It has definitely been a long long while since my last post. Yes a whole six months. I am sitting here in my lil cute apartment room and thinking back to that day in my very first semester of my PhD. My senior then, a recent PhD graduate reminded me, sarcasm in his voice, and … Continue reading A six month update on lab and health
Since moving into my current lab, it has been a journey of so many ups, thanks to so much learning that I have encountered having to start experiments from the ground up. Although, if I am to start listing all of my downs, it would certainly triple that. Which is normal. Right? It is normal … Continue reading Diabetes-related experiments in a Food Science lab and why they take so long.
We do know what stress in university is like. We certainly know what it feels like walking into an exam room feeling like you haven't studied enough. And if you are doing your PhD, you may have at a point passed the Masters thesis defense where you present your thesis in front of a committee. … Continue reading Dealing with the stress of uncertainty as a graduate student.
As the world seems to come to a standstill with state of emergency declarations, lock downs, quarantines, social distancing and cancellations of all sorts, I am here living it up in the South of Formosa Island, in a little village called Zhong Lin, doing my usual stuff. Day in and day out, I cook my … Continue reading The passing on of a dear friend amidst Covid19.
I have finally gotten around to cooking my own food for lunch and actually meal prepping. Excuses have been my number one obstacle when it comes to making time to cook. The second would be that people around me were gonna check out my food and say 'what the hell is that?'. Some of them … Continue reading I am meal-prepping, finally.
I live in a 3-bedroom house, on my own, rent-free. I still can't believe it sometimes. Every single evening I walk in the door, I say 'Hello my house', and I feel that gratitude welling up in me. This happens every single time. Every. Single. Time. I live in a small village in Pingtung County, … Continue reading My top experiences on living on my own in Pingtung, Taiwan, for seven years.
This would be one of the recurring cycles in my life that has gotten all the rage (in my busy mind of course) most recently. It's true I may have gone through cycles in my bad relationship choices, bad habits and what nots. This particular one though has proven to be the killer one. It … Continue reading My journey towards self-love