This is what you would do for the people you love. Gladly.
When you are in your early twenties, you tend to prioritise career advancement, networking, partitioning money for marriage or your first apartment.
Whatever you are doing at this age is towards the goal of having a good future. I am at that age now, always hustling and on the go. Apart from those, I am trying my hardest to write more.
The adrenaline rush when you get things done, the feeling of not wanting to settle and the hunger to do even more. …
Nope, your parents or friends are not to be blamed. Even if, they have a part in influencing your decision.
For the longest time, I have always wanted to be a teacher. I don’t know how it all started, but that’s something I would love to do. It could have started from that slacker of a tutor I had during my Elementary School years. Or, gained its roots from my volunteer tutor days back in Middle School.
Many have splashed cold water on this very aspiration of mine, and that’s not excluding my own parents.
You won’t know how it’s…
This is what people need to understand. And, I never once felt that smoking is cool.
One of the biggest misconceptions most people have about smoking is that we do it to look cool. Recently, I came clean to my parents about how I have been smoking for the past few years. I talked about how I have been using it as a stress-coping mechanism during Finals and even now, as a method of socialising.
“Do you think that smoking is cool? Are you trying to be cool by smoking?” My Dad’s words cut through the awkward silence while my…
Whenever I tell anyone that I am a Computer Science major, their reactions are always so predictable. Any special occasion, different people, but same typical responses.
“Great, you don’t have to worry about being jobless in the future! Technology is everywhere now.”
“Wow, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity are such big topics nowadays! Which one are you intending to specialise in? What kind of job are you looking for?”
“How do I make Word/Excel/PowerPoint do the thing? And, can you help to fix my printer?”
“Wow, your parents must have been so proud of you!”
On the contrary, my parents were…
Being a woman in Tech is not just about copying codes…
I have always believed that more women should join the tech industry if that’s where their passion truly lies. Being a woman myself, as well as attending sessions by The Codette Project (an all-women community organisation based in Singapore which aims to provide women the necessary tech knowledge and exposure), has certainly contributed a lot.
I couldn’t exactly remember when and how I developed an interest in Technology, but the most thought provoking moment for me would certainly be realising how much more I could have done for my…
The most difficult decision will always be the one you need to make for yourself.
I have encountered so many people who have struggled with doing so especially when it comes to relationships, and I am not one to judge them for it.
It has always been so difficult as it would involve a certain level of selfishness from our side but then, it can’t be avoided. We make choices and decisions for ourselves on a daily basis, from choosing what to have for lunch to cutting off toxic company.
Have you ever heard someone say ‘it’s not always about…