Ever since I started university in North America, I wanted to work alongside studying. I had done a long internship at The Express Tribune throughout high school so I knew that was something I can manage. When I finally got to work upon moving to Vancouver, I left no position (which I qualified for) unapplied.… Continue reading 3 things I have learned from working as a student
I started using Goodreads in high school when I felt the desire to read a certain kind of books but didn't quite know the titles. Goodreads is that virtual bookstore where keywords, ideas and thoughts can result in actual titles to delve into very soon. Lately, its kind of become a graveyard of books I… Continue reading Goodreads catchup: what am I reading next?
I am a big fan of dorm decor ever since I saw my first-year double room, with grainy walls, low lighting and scruffy furniture. It adds character, homeliness and a dash of warmth to often drab spaces. However, having lived in 3 residence spaces in my university career so far I have figured one thing.… Continue reading What’s this back to campus business?
I am unabashedly a Lauren Weisberger and specifically, Devil Wears Prada series fan. You can gauge my love for the books here. So when news of the third book When Life Gives You Lululemons (WLGYL) dropped on the Internet, I dropped everything and started following the release date. Alas, at the start of summer I acquired my… Continue reading Book Review: When Life Gives You Lululemons
Reading is such a major part of my life since ever. Be it leisure, school or work - words are just my thing. But it can get tough to keep up with books and it is easy to keep going through one waiting to finish it. Here's one way I plan to solve this problem… Continue reading Reading schedule: the what, why and how?
For the past 1.5 years I have been working at the UBC Annual Giving Call Centre, raising funds for the university as a student caller. I started this position with interest in alumni relations as I am daughter of an alumnus, with a great UBC-family story that changed my life. I also just really wanted… Continue reading Working at a call centre is more valuable than you think
This past year in a International Conflict Management class the theme was peace studies and we were put in groups to do a project. My group was assigned to a peace education module for which we had to create module content and assignments for students of a chosen class level. I was fortunate to have… Continue reading A heartfelt project: ‘Peace through media literacy’
It feels great to pick up a new skill (and hobby) every now and then. It had been a few yeas since I did so. I had always wanted to work with yarn and learn knitting but had not taken the concrete steps to gets started. But on a Sunday afternoon, at work, an unexpected… Continue reading A stitch in time..
There was once someone, somewhere who thought stories of young women following their dreams while trying to find love, navigate relationships and reach goals in life are stories limited to female readers only. And we ended up with a genre colloquially called 'chick-lit'. More so than it being a genre, my disappointment is with its… Continue reading Not chick lit, chic lit: The Devil Wears Prada and stories of strong women
It is important to have a regular post series, and whats better than talking about books for continuity in this blog. For the love of books or FLOB, as I shall often refer to it as, will reflect what I am reading and what I have in the past that sparks thoughts, interests or brings… Continue reading Introducing ‘For the love of books’