For the past few weeks, it has not been an easy sail. 15 February marked the beginning of my PhD journey. I got started with a hopeful heart. After taking a break from study since my Masters graduation, I considered myself well-rested to start this PhD journey that definitely requires one’s mental strength. Despite the…… Continue reading It has not been an easy sail, but I am hopeful
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
My 2018 Train of Thought is phasing out and here comes my new Train of Thought slowly drawing into the 2019 station. In 2019, there should be more self-nurturing, instead of self-indulgence. No more consistently chasing after temporary reliefs, be it sugary, fattening ice-cream, mood-lifting white coffee, boredom-eliminating finger/junk food or an endless play of…… Continue reading My 2019 Train of Thought
Recently, I am reading some linguistics journal articles about mental illness as my preparation for writing my research proposal. What motivates me to try out researching mental illness from the perspective of linguistics is my history of mental health to do with schizophrenia. My reading marathon started out well. However, at some points, I felt…… Continue reading My Schizophrenia and Self-stigma
It’s the end of 2017. And, I would like to wish all my readers “Happy New Year! Give yourself a pat on the back. You have done great things!” No matter how your life has turned out to be, be it good or bad, or even the worst for the past few years, you definitely…… Continue reading What I’ve learned in 2017
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In this new 2016, I tell myself to have more self-love I shall stop placing my hope on others, learn to be happy independently, and be a self-sufficient girl, who gives out abundant love. I tell myself, It’s okay that the guy who always makes my heart pumping turns a cold shoulder to me I…… Continue reading Happy 2016!