• Career,  Living,  Recommendations

    The Essentials: Planning

    One of my 2019 resolution is to stay organized (and sane). I need a planning system that can organize my finance, projects, deadlines and ideas in one place. I’ve tried multiple ways, such as Trello, Google Calendar, Bullet Journalling, using notebooks in different formats and sticky notes with different colours. After some time, I slowly merge different functions in each one and create my own system. Here are the tools I used to stay organized. 1.Passion Planner “Passion Planner is the one place for all your thoughts.” The planner comes with a wishlist, roadmap, monthly and weekly layout. This is perfect for scheduling and having a bigger picture when you…

  • Career,  Living

    It’s a long game

    A friend just passed her PhD viva and another friend just earned his MBA. We gathered to celebrate their incredible milestones. One of our friends said, “Gosh, I could never do that. You guys are lucky to be born smart!” They’re lucky, or smart? Really? Yes they are smart, but the real secret of their success is stamina. As their friends, I got to witness how much time and effort they committed into their goals. Getting a PhD is a lonely journey filled with countless failures and rejections. She’s constantly solving problems and overcoming hurdles. The guy who got MBA is a full-time engineer who battled with his health issues…

  • Career

    Beware of the women scientists!

    There’re 7 scientists in this photo – 5 with PhD titles (Doctor of Philosophy), 1 PhD candidate and 1 Master of Science candidate. You better don’t mess with them. They will secretly take your hair back to the laboratory  and mutate your DNA. Be warned, you might wake up having blue hair and fish scales on your body on the next day . Their expertise also includes mixing rainbow-colored chemicals and make an explosive bomb. Their lab is full of needles, syringes and formaldehyde which is used to preserve human samples. Notice the water bottle that they bring everywhere? That’s acid. They also like to discuss about serious issues during lunchtime.…