Today is an ordinary day, yet not so ordinary. I had 8am lecture class today. It is just as usual for every Wednesday this trimester. After getting myself out of bed reluctantly, I had a quick bath as well as a cup of steaming hot chocolate brown rice beverage. Off I went to my workplace.…… Continue reading An act of kindness keeps my blues away
While preparing for my “English for Engineering” class, I tried to think how to have a closing which was worthy of remembrance for my class. So, here goes… The take-home message for my students. This is one of my most favourite quotes. It’s from C.S. Lewis. Using my limited knowledge towards C.S. Lewis while trying…… Continue reading When reading alone is not lonely
I am sure that we have met some perfectionists in our life. Sometimes, it can be frustrating to be around these perfectionists who always aim for excellence and perfection which can be unrealistic to attain. It’s stressful as we do not want to disappoint these perfectionists. However, nobody feels good being a perfectionist. In fact,…… Continue reading Forgo Perfectionism, take up Mindfulness
My daddy has drawn his last breath His time on the earth has added breadth to mine It’s short but beautiful For every year, my students come and leave Most of them leave with at least a little better preparedness to face our world of unscrupulous systems It’s short but beautiful My happiness seems very…… Continue reading My life is short but beautiful
Recently, the conversations with my e-counsellor have been very helpful in lifting my spirits. Her accommodating persona allows the bottled-up emotions in my locked heart flow out freely in copious words. I am amazed by how her writing exercises help me to start an adventure of getting to know myself better day-to-day. Getting to know…… Continue reading Life Meaning: Do I matter?
This blog title is quite self-explanatory so I guess there’s no need for me to introduce Anthony Bourdain. Frankly, I am a nerd who has very low awareness of what’s happening in the entertainment field. However, Anthony’s recent news has caught my eyes and heart. Same goes to the news about Chester Bennington, Kim Jong…… Continue reading What does Anthony Bourdain’s death mean to me?
It is already the 43th day of mourning for my late daddy. Today, I would like to dedicate a tribute for my daddy in terms of his admirable qualities and selfless sacrifices. My dad had a difficult childhood as he had grown up in a home environment where money was just enough to make ends…… Continue reading A tribute to my daddy