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What can I do today for a better tomorrow

Recently, I’ve been reading 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson, and something really resonated with me in the book, and that is Rule 4: “Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today”. The chapter talks about how it’s pointless comparing ourselves to others. Someone better than you in running does not make him or her better than you in...

Being accountable for – A New Year’s Strategy

Everyone wants to make 2018 a great year. And to create a great year, you create a new year’s resolution. But keeping a New Year’s resolution is difficult. You set it at the start of each year and you forget about it the day after. The cycle goes on. Years after years you make some new year’s resolution and leave it neglected. Last year, this was my new year’s resolution:...

End-of-year reflections

There’s no doubt this year has been full laughter and sorrow; from career to relationships. A year that has been mercilessly putting all the stops. Looking back, I felt like I haven’t improved myself as much as I would have hoped for. I’m still the same unconfident person who’s always spiteful and jealous at every single thing. As the year comes to a close, I realise that...

The lies I tell myself

“Underachieving Underachiever” That was the title I gave myself. The title to remind myself who I used to be, the title to remind myself who I still am. I was always the “disappointment” of my family. Bad grades, videos games, socially awkward, you name it. To compensate for my lack of talents and skills, I pretended to be cool by doing edgy things only immature kids would...

The feelings of transferring universities

Before the transfer One year ago, I was a proud and “pretentious” first-year software engineering (the real engineering) student at Taylor’s University. To be honest, I loved Taylor’s. We had a lake, some ducks, and a bunch of cute doggos running around the car parks. It was a great environment to study overall and I loved the people who I was studying with. However, a day...

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