Just Because You’re British Doesn’t Mean You Know Tea

A couple of weeks ago a couple of friends and I wanted to have some tea after a meal. My friend put the teabags in a cup and wanted to pour freshly boiling water into the cup but I stopped her just in time. I told her you should never put freshly boiling water into … Continue reading Just Because You’re British Doesn’t Mean You Know Tea

Two Years Living in London and I Still Haven’t Mastered British Small Talks

"Hey there, how are you doing?" My hall mate asked as we passed by each other in the corridor. "Hey yeah I just..." My reply drifted away as he plugged in his earpiece and walked away through the double doors. It seems that "Hey how are you doing?" is just an extended version of "Hello." … Continue reading Two Years Living in London and I Still Haven’t Mastered British Small Talks

6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Since the academic year started in September, I've been trying to do six impossible things before breakfast every single day. Why impossible? Because I've never seem do them perfectly. 1) Leave my bed at 6. I would put my success rate at about 70%. I've been coming home late quite often now. It makes it … Continue reading 6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast

The Power of “Thank You”

I recently came across this picture of someone's handwritten note online. It is titled "Replacing 'I'm sorry' with 'Thank you'." Here is what it says: Instead of "I'm sorry I'm late," say instead "Thank you for waiting on me." Instead of "I'm sorry I've been so needy lately," say instead "Thank you for being there … Continue reading The Power of “Thank You”

My Problem With The ‘You’re Worth It’ Agenda

I watched a talk by Simon Sinek this morning. I heard about Simon a while back and have watched a few of his talks. He is an eloquent public speaker who knows how to get his message across. This one was no different. Despite him sitting down on my computer screen, I still felt his … Continue reading My Problem With The ‘You’re Worth It’ Agenda

Why I Still Appreciate 300-page Long Books That Could Have Been an Essay Instead

As a reader, one of my essential tools is Goodreads (with the others being Kindle and the Library app.) I have many books on my "Want-to-Read" list on Goodreads. What I usually do to these books is to skim through the reviews and once in a while, those "self-help" books will have multiple reviews stating … Continue reading Why I Still Appreciate 300-page Long Books That Could Have Been an Essay Instead