• The Blogging Diaries: 4th Time’s The Charm

    June 23, 2018

    Why, hello there!

    This is a new series I will be starting on MLA about my personal development through my blogging journey. I am not one to start blog about blogging but one of my favourite bloggers, Sam Brown from Smart Twenties, talks about how blogging can be used as a tool for personal development – and I completely agree. Like any other new experience, it’s something that will change and evolve, and help me grow as a blogger and person.

  • Industry Secrets That Grocery Stores Use To Make You Pay More

    April 11, 2018

    One of the biggest hallmarks of #adulting is grocery shopping. It seems like a never-ending task.

    There’s no food in the fridge. You go buy more food. Some of it you eat. Some of it goes bad. There’s no food in the fridge, again.

    Mastering the navigation of the grocery store is a level we all hope to achieve. And we’ve all heard the basic advice of grocery shopping and I will reiterate them here for your convenience (cause this is a grocery store article, kind of like convenience store, GET IT? HAHAHA) Okay just me. Moving on, let’s review the holy trinity rules of grocery shopping:

  • Debunking 4 BS Myths: Why Not “Everyone” Can Travel the World

    April 9, 2018
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    With the rise of Instagram, social media, and the ease of an inspirational quote maker, it is easy to feel less than if you haven’t traveled the world.

    That somehow you’re failing as a millennial because you can’t live up to all those “wanderlust” posts.  And who am I to say this? It’s not because I’m bitter I didn’t travel; it’s because I traveled (to over 30 countries, across 5 continents in 5 years).

  • Must-Ask Questions Before Investing In A University Major/Career Path

    April 5, 2018

    It’s not just about the money and job market. With the fast paced changes, building a flexible and adaptable career can make all the difference.

    Like most investments, investing in an education to a career path, requires a lot of research. But financials and job markets are only a part of the research.

    So here are 8 key questions (bolded throughout) you need to ask yourself before investing in a career path (including what I think is the most overlooked section – lifestyle!).

  • Create A “No Debt” Graduation Plan

    March 29, 2018

    While education is the one of the most valuable things you can invest in, it’s almost one of the most costly. And there is a line that makes it not worth it. So how did I manage to pay off my student debt before I graduate? A lot of work.

    There’s no glamorous way to say it, but it’s possible and the sooner you start, the better. To start here is how much paid for my degree:

  • How To Turn Your Internship to A Job Offer

    March 22, 2018

    I’ve literally worked dozens of temporary positions and almost always, I’ve had a continuous extension or job offer afterwards. Currently, I work for the government. I started in a contract position and, in less than a year, was offered permanent, full-time, with full benefits.

    Even when I was in temp pools and job hopping, I never went a day without work and I quickly learned that these are the skills and initiatives employers are looking for. 

  • Dealing With A Parking Ticket

    March 20, 2018

    They are very few life admin tasks as dreadful and frustrating as a parking ticket. It’s not anything serious enough to justify making a big deal of, i.e. disputing your rent with a landlord, but not anything small enough to ignore, i.e. making a dentist appointment.

    It’s right there in the middle of frustrating and where it won’t keep you up at night but enough for you dread dealing with it.

  • Learning the Art of the Tea Ceremony in Kyoto, Japan

    March 15, 2018

    March 3rd in Japan is Hinamatsuri which is Doll’s Day or Girls Day. It’s a celebration of of the Heian period (the last period of classical Japanese history) and named after what is now known as modern Kyoto.

    From tea ceremony traditions to dressing up in a traditional kimono, the (not too pricey) experience was worth every penny!