Reading for Pleasure during Grad School and Other Tips

Hello everyone from another Friday night here in Jakarta, and I’m writing after a day of class. Today we learned the techniques of note-taking, citing sources and paraphrasing to actually acquire an in-depth understanding of our reading material instead of merely copying words down on the page. There were some brilliant tips, such as using notecards. So, once again I’m declaring that reading for graduate school is an entirely different realm. However, for this post, I’m not going to ramble some more about it. This time, I’m going to ask and try to answer this question the best that I can: “How do I actually set some time aside for¬†actual reading…you know, like, for fun? Any tips?” Now I absolutely adore reading and I have to admit it’s quite the […]

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Updates, Food, Body Image

Hi everyone! Apologies that I’ve been missing in action lately. As you know, I was in Manado with my dad and his family a few weeks ago. That was a much-needed catch-up and I was so pleased that it went really well, that everything was cleared up to make room for peace and so much more. After that, classes and assignments are starting to really gain traction. However, I’m happy for the¬†change of speed because that means a Master’s degree is clearly underway and is THAT much closer with passing time. Another, well perhaps not so important update is that I gained a little bit of weight! So I’d just like to blab on a little bit about it because I mean, that’s why I started a blog honestly, haha. […]

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On Early Starts and The Paper Menagerie

Like I said, over the past few weeks, I’ve been starting my days quite early. Well, perhaps not a 5-am kind of thing going on because I’m not there yet. However, this is my current take on it, one that’s been prepared around my class schedule at the moment. During weekdays, I usually would get going at around 8 ish after a shower and putting my face on. On that note though, I haven’t been wearing any base products such as my under-eye concealers and powder which is rather freeing. Then, I would enjoy a cup of joe, scroll through Instagram for a bit, do my morning pages and brainstorm for blog posts. Mind you this is a great improvement for me because usually, I would be okay with rolling […]

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