• Education,  Job,  Lifestyle

    Don’t Pursue Your Dreams If They Are Always Changing

    After reviewing my life, I realised something: I don’t have a specific dream or ambition. When I was young, I never thought of being a writer. Instead, I wanted to be a autopist since I am pretty into bloody and gore stuff. However I didn’t go for it, which I still don’t get it. Even now. Afterwards, I thought of being an architect, but I didn’t submit it as one of the choices after getting my O level results. On the other hand, I went to an engineering school and took up computing.   It’s funny, isn’t it? Those desires were part of my dream for a period of time yet I never…

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  • Education,  Job,  Lifestyle,  Mental Health

    Don’t Let Your Toxicity Kill You Entirely

    It is a huge world out there with plenty of competition. Everyone can be replaced and I’m certainly not an exception. Is there a way to ensure that I won’t be replaced so easily? Recently, my thoughts are killing me over and over again. I am a toxic person when it comes to work. Consistently asking people around me even my closest friend/ editor if my work can be considered as a quality piece. I just feel really tiny when it comes to working with them, like they are able to resonate with the public better through their writing. My friends tried to reassure me yet I don’t feel the…

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  • Education,  Lifestyle

    I Have Goals; I Have Ambitions. I’m Not Your Average Girl

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a doctor. When my friends used to get excited over band posters and merchandise, I would get excited over scrubs and suture kits. I still do.  It may sound weird but I would rather spend my summer attending classes, volunteering at hospitals and reading books on anatomy than a long trip to Hawaii.   Don’t get me wrong. A long trip and traveling aren’t bad things at all.   Personally, I just want to achieve my goals as soon as possible. This mentality has affected my many relationships. I guess I’m just different. I’m not everyone’s cup of tea. I’m…

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  • Education,  Uncategorized

    Internship Is All About Survival

    What do you get the most out of an internship? Could it be finally knowing how to make a good cup of coffee? Knowing the ropes of pleasing your bosses? Or, learning how to use the company’s printer without wasting paper? Well, my friends and I still joke about all these ‘intern stereotypes’ till this day and of course, this list would continue to go on.Whenever my friends bring up the term “internship”, part of my mind started to go into a shut-down mode. I have never liked the idea of being an intern. Cheap labour with wages lower than a part-timer and a workload similar to that of a…

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  • Education,  Job,  Lifestyle

    I Would Define It As A Career Pre-Debut Instead

    Is it really possible for me to make my debut as a Writer now and behave like everything is all sorted out in my life? Impossible but rather, I couldn’t give a definite answer to that. There is always this fear at the back of my head that all these may not be what I actually wanted in the end.   And, I am afraid that all these while would be a total waste of time with no returns. After all, I am just human.   Never once in my life did I plan out how my life should turn out to be. Nothing has been mapped out, what I…

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  • Education

    Gossip Girl Novel: Increasing The Odds of Getting Into Your Dream College

    Many students would have a dream college in mind. Those colleges are normally considered as top-tier and have the ability to produce the best students. They are also regarded as a symbol of social status. Let’s talk about how Blair Waldorf failed her college interview, so we could use her as a perfect example how to not screw up your college interview and even increase your chances of success. She expressed her interested in Yale throughout the novels and eventually received the letter regarding her application being shortlisted. Instead of scoring her interview, she turned the ENTIRE college interview into an emotional escape from her life and began to tell…

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  • Education,  Lifestyle

    College Edition: We Are All Attention Seekers

    “I hate having attention on myself.” For god’s sake, just touch your heart and stop lying to yourself. In some ways or another, we do enjoy having attention on us especially in college.  Just that, we want it to be in the most subtle, low-key way.   We are all living on the pretence that we hate having attention on us, which is obviously not the case.   During my College life, I am pretty much low key yet people would know me as the one who knows the ways to obtain good results. That’s the kind of attention I like. Nothing is too crazy.   There is always this…

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  • Education,  Job Market,  Lifestyle

    Stop Complaining When Your Effort Isn’t There From The Start

    Dear College about-to-be Graduates, stop complaining about unemployment once you realise that the reality of graduation is sinking in. Just stop. You are unemployed upon graduation because you didn’t work hard enough. Or could it be that you have severely underestimated the competitive workforce and prowess of foreign talents? Most countries are always on the move of hiring foreign talents, hence it would mean you are competing with someone equal or even better than you. They are indirectly snatching your rice bowls. The reason why companies decided to hire foreign talents is because they are satisfied with having a job even if the salaries are lower than market rate. In…

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  • Education,  Lifestyle

    Based On My Definition, I Am An All-Rounder Student

    What is your definition of holistic education?   Perhaps, someone with straight A’s and an excellent co-curriculum activity record. Well, that’s the school’s definition of holistic education. The whole package and definitely, a dream come true. If you want to enrol into an elite school or land your dream job, being an all-rounder student is a given. Hence, most students would take up an extra activity after school just to have that extra icing on their cake. Personally, I have never fit into the category of being an all-rounder student, because I simply refused to. Many have called me foolish as they considered it as one of the most important…

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  • Education

    Chance Only Favours The Prepared. It Won’t Wait For You

    Most college students would start to panic in their final year, due to the fear of unemployment after graduation. The status “jobless” is definitely every college graduate’s worst nightmare, it is as good as admitting that all these years of education are just a waste of time since you are not even able to secure a job. But, is it really true the job market has become more competitive than before? Why are college students facing employment despite having the right qualifications?  Personally, I don’t believe that it is hard to find a job. But, finding a job which matches your desired salary can be really hard. Hence, many college…

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