Blogs are NOT Diaries

When I first told people I started a blog, most of them reacted strangely, as if I’ve made a poor life choice. “Why don’t you just write on your diary?”, someone asked me the other day. Today, I went to see my doctor, and he asked me how I’ve been. I excitedly told him I …

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For the love of Psychology

Unpopular opinion: I miss being a student. For those of you who don’t know, I work at a university, specifically, the university I went to for my bachelor’s degree, wherein I studied Psychology and Counselling. My school is now my workplace. Reminiscing comes naturally when you work at your Alma Mater and see your old …

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The TED Talks I Go Back to Again and Again (Part I)

Last Saturday, I went to a TED event sponsored by my workplace. I consider myself somewhat of a TED enthusiast since I’m a sucker for great TED talks. I love hearing people talk about their ideas, some of which are nothing new, but inspiring, nonetheless. It doesn’t matter to me that a lot of speakers …

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Social Media: It’s Complicated

“Social media is toxic,“ says everyone. It’s fascinating to me how people have such a negative relationship with social media because it reminds me of my younger self. I once quit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter altogether some 6 years ago because I was on a quest to be a minimalist. I have since gone back …

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An Introduction to my Relationship with Otherness

One of the most pervasive negative themes in my life is Otherness, a feeling I have an intimate relationship with. I know it so well, and it knows me, too. When I moved to Vancouver when I was younger, I felt very alienated and alone. I constantly felt like I didn’t belong. It didn’t take …

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