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

Book Review #1 – It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy (Captain D. Michael Abrashoff)

This is an attempt to revive this blog from a 2-year hiatus. I thought it would be great to document the books I've read and so I've done that with a list. I then figured that trying to summarise and critique the books after reading them would also force me to evaluate the books with … Continue reading Book Review #1 – It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy (Captain D. Michael Abrashoff)

Jinhao X450 Fountain Pen Review

Last week, I ordered the Jinhao X450 Fountain Pen after watching a lot of positive reviews about it. I bought it through eBay and it cost GBP5.80 including delivery. A serious bargain indeed. OVERVIEW The one I bought is called "Blue Marble" as per the eBay listing description and I absolutely love the finish on … Continue reading Jinhao X450 Fountain Pen Review