The month of October is invariably when I burn out. Over the last few years, this month has become emotionally, mentally and physically taxing due to a number of reasons. As school and university got busy, I basically took up a lot to do in summers: high school programs, part time jobs, summer classes and… Continue reading How to beat the fall blues
I remember the old school days in Pakistan when our course book and notebook sets would include a 'diary'. It was to remember assignments, dates and deadlines. If only they came in pretty pink paisleys or funky geo prints - they didn't, thanks to school logos. So, as soon as my school didn't ask me… Continue reading Productivity 101: how I use my academic planner
This month's book review is part of a favourite series: The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic or commonly known as Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. If you've read another of my piece in this section, you'll know my love for chick lit. A young woman takes on the challenges of the world as… Continue reading Book Review: Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
I have had an on-and-off relationship with writing about my life. Be it blogging or journaling, I'd have phases of doing lots and then nothing. I had to find a purpose and its meaning in my life. Recently as I got back to blogging, I also got back to focused journaling. The past few years… Continue reading The what, why and how of journaling
I started blogging when I was roughly 15 years old. Over the years, reading blogs have been a regular part of my life - with expected ups and downs of course. However, recently, moving to WordPress has opened up a new world of blogs to me as I can utilize the Reader to remain updated… Continue reading Blogs I love..
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?