Learning To Adapt In Boarding School (Part 2 Of 2)

dormitory room with bunk bed and roommates

Previously, I shared how I made the decision to continue my studies in a boarding school. I was attending an international school in Saudi Arabia as my father’s an expat in an oil company there. And the school only offered Continue reading Learning To Adapt In Boarding School (Part 2 Of 2)

Zainab: An Architectural Adventure (Part 8 Of 10)

Previously, we shared an eye-opening story from Clara Lee, highlighting her architecture student days. Today, I am introducing Habeebah Zainab Sayed Hossen, who hails from the beautiful island of Mauritius. Everyone around her calls her Zainab (Arabic for fragrant flower). Continue reading Zainab: An Architectural Adventure (Part 8 Of 10)

Newsflash: Extroverts Can Hate Small Talk Too!

I’m an extrovert… but I loathe small talk. I naturally prefer to get to know someone beyond who they are. Plus, it only gets to wherever the social script of the topic goes, making it mentally draining to engage in. Continue reading Newsflash: Extroverts Can Hate Small Talk Too!

Boarding School: Should I Go? (Part 1 Of 2)

The moment I turned fifteen, people began to ask me, “Where are you going for secondary school?” I didn’t want to answer it because the thing was, I didn’t know where I wanted to go. Should I go to a Continue reading Boarding School: Should I Go? (Part 1 Of 2)

Did You Know Myopia Is The Single Largest Vision Impairment?

With the digital age in full swing, and the COVID-19 pandemic causing many inconveniences and troubles, we use our electronic devices for many things nowadays. We use our mobile phones to text, to make calls, to pay for things, to Continue reading Did You Know Myopia Is The Single Largest Vision Impairment?

Clara: Confessions Of An Inquisitive Student (Part 7 Of 10)

Previously, we shared about Alice Wansa’s architecture school journey. Today, we let Clara Lee share her own reflections. Clara is the second child out of seven children in her family. She hails from Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Coming from such a Continue reading Clara: Confessions Of An Inquisitive Student (Part 7 Of 10)

Do You Have Attachment Issues? I Know I Do…

Do you also overthink and get anxious when your partner doesn’t text back fast enough? Oops… Did I call you out? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s just part of your attachment style in relationships. Figuring out your relationship patterns Continue reading Do You Have Attachment Issues? I Know I Do…

Alice: Adversities Of An International Student (Part 6 Of 10)

When reading or hearing stories of one’s self-discovery, it is always interesting to see that some of these stories are similar in how they start. When the plot comes in, each of these stories create their own climax and conclusion. Continue reading Alice: Adversities Of An International Student (Part 6 Of 10)

Mind Your Language: Why It’s Vital In Business Communication

Every day, we communicate in one language or another. In short, communication means an exchange of information or idea between a communicator/sender and a receiver. The information is shared either offline (face-to-face or “meatspace”), or online (virtually or cyberspace). Undeniably, Continue reading Mind Your Language: Why It’s Vital In Business Communication

Jia Xin: Perseverance And Architecture (Part 5 Of 10)

Previously, we dwelt on the creative mind of Lieng Kam Wong and her experience in architecture school. Today, my guest of honour is, Chee Jia Xin, a girl who hails from Johor, Malaysia. Just like Kam, Salehah, Natasya and myself, Continue reading Jia Xin: Perseverance And Architecture (Part 5 Of 10)