Random

Studying Abroad: Should you?

Posted on

When I was asked to speak in the “Scholarship Hunting: Exploring the world through scholarship” seminar, the committee requested me to encourage the participants so that they could feel motivated in applying for a scholarship to pursue their study abroad at the end of the event. I felt – and still feel – “dilemmatic” 🙈😅 Here […]

Self-motivation

Hatred is burdensome

Posted on

Hatred is burdensome. It’s hard to be happy when you hate (so many things and) so many people. When you hate someone, you just can’t see him having fun or happy. You are angry all the time. You feel like you have to ruin the fun. You feel like you have to look like you’re […]

Self-motivation

Are you rich? How rich is rich?

Posted on

The other day one of my friends shared his financial management on Facebook and talked about how we, graduate students, especially ones with scholarship or assistantship, are considered “poor”. He posed a question about being rich: “How rich is rich?” This reminded me of my own conversation with other friends here. I remember the question […]

Introduction

Sending a Postcard to Myself

Posted on

This might be just another narcissistic act of mine, sending a postcard to myself. Why would you send a postcard to yourself? Don’t you have somebody to send you a postcard? Sending a postcard to yourself looks so pathetic. Don’t you have anything else to do for yourself? Well, I have no idea about what […]

Life in Tucson

My Inclusive Class and Sign Language

Posted on

Still remember my post about inclusive schools here? I told you about my class, in which there was a student with disability. But I was wrong. There was not a student. There were students with disabilities. I knew it would somehow show me as ignorant to realize this only at the end of the class. […]

Self-motivation

Love: Would you confess first?

Posted on

The other day I ran into this tweet by Paulo Coelho: It really strikes me. I mean, that’s how I often feel, too. Not only “I love you” but something like, “I miss you”, “Where have you been? I’m worried.”, etc. Sometimes I’m afraid some people will think it’s cringey especially when we are not […]