Why Asian Food is Just the Best!

There are so many different types of distinctive cuisines all over the world, all of them as delicious and glorious as each other. When you have to sit down and think about it, how can you possibly pick one favourite out of all of the potential contenders? Well, if you had to ask me what my favourite cuisine would be, I would say that it is hands down Asian food. No questions asked. Now, please don’t take this as any form of bias – I don’t have any Asian ancestry (well any that I know of at least) and I have unfortunately never been to Asia. My love of Asian cuisine over others like Italian or Mediterranean comes from many reasons. If you are also an Asian food fan, I think you will understand why, but if you are not entirely convinced yet why Asian food is the best, allow me to enumerate. Here are ten reasons why Asian food is just the absolute best, and I hope that these reasons convert you into a fellow-lover like me.

Adulting 101: Important Skills for After High School

Being a grown up. Acting like an adult. Growing up in general. All of these things that people say we must do once we leave high school to be adults in the real world. The only problem with this is that being an adult usually doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. Being an adult supposedly means doing annoying things like taxes and not having time to do what you love, but that isn’t usually the case. Being an adult, at least how I define it, is being able to look after yourself. It means that you can live independently without worrying that things will fall to pieces and doing that isn’t too much hard work. Doing that just involves learning a few skills that can help you be an adult while still maintaining all the fun-loving things that you did when you didn’t have to worry about things like budgets and dishes. The best time to learn all of this is just before you leave high school because once you leave high school and go to university or start your own life, you begin transitioning into adulthood. The skills I have mentioned below are supposedly adult skills, yet they are essential and useful and will help you live independently once you finish high school. If you are looking for skills that will help you in life, or are nervous about leaving the comfort of home after high school, then look no further.

How to Handle a Breakup

No one ever likes to think that their relationship will come to an end because, let’s face it, no one likes going through a breakup. However, as much as we all love to hope that all of our relationships are bulletproof and nothing can shake them, sometimes a break up is inevitable. Getting over a break up can often be one of the toughest experiences we go through, especially depending on the circumstances and reasons why the break up happened. Now, I know that if you are going through a breakup, saying that “the sun will come up tomorrow” is not exactly what you want to hear. What I can tell you though, having experienced one or two breakups myself, is that as hard as it is there are ways to handle it and keep yourself together. Today I’m collaborating with a close friend of mine to write this blog post (her words indicated by the quotation marks), and we will be discussing how you can handle a breakup. We both know what a terrible experience it can be, but having both lived through it, we know that it is possible to get through it and handle it without falling apart. We’ll be sharing those tips with you today. I hope you enjoy it!

Practical Advice for Short Courses

What a lot of you might not know is that I am currently taking a gap year, having graduated high school at the end of 2018, and am filling my gap year with short courses — kind of to help me figure out what I’d like to study and do in the future. I recently came home from a short course at Oxford University in England and am about to leave for another short course at Stanford University in the USA. I am currently preparing for my Stanford trip, and I kept thinking back to all the practical things I had learnt while on my Oxford short course and I felt that this was something that someone else might need. After all, no instructions were lying around about how to handle a short course and so, for all of you who might need this advice in the future, or those who are considering signing up for a short course, I’d say go for it! Just make sure that you read some of this advice beforehand because I wish I’d had this before I left. At least I now have it for round two. So if a short course sounds like it would be in your future, I’d highly recommend just taking a quick skim read of this before you embark on your journey xx

How to Study Effectively and Successfully in 12 Steps

Studying can either be a plague that you avoid at all costs, or it can be a benefit to you that aids you in your success. It all depends on your approach to it. Tests and exams are present throughout the school year no matter what education system you use, and right now, a lot of my friends are currently writing exams. This got me thinking about studying, and how sometimes we study without really making it work for us and I remembered that there are several things that you can do to study both effectively and successfully. My little brother has only started high school this year and will be writing his first set of exams soon, and so with this in mind, I am dedicating this blog post to my younger brother (and everyone else who needs some advice or tips when it comes to studying, tests and exams), as the advice that I wish I’d gotten before I started writing exams. Keep reading to find out more xx

Long Distance Relationships: 10 Tips for Making it Work

Long distance relationships. Sometimes in life, relationships have to adapt to the way life goes, and sometimes, that means choosing to have a long distance relationship. Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a long distance relationship. A lot of people are in them, and they stay together through the period they are apart and manage everything just fine, but don’t let this fool you into thinking it is always easy. Just like a relationship where you live five minutes away from each other, long distance relationships still take effort, work and commitment from both people. For those of you who are in long distance relationships or have been in one before, I’m sure that you can agree that it is not always easy. Sometimes problems crop up, and there are issues or concerns, and the distance makes it harder to deal with them. The trick is not to let the distance become the problem.
If you are looking for tips or advice on how to get through it, keep reading to discover the ten tips I have learnt in handling long distance relationships

Fun Things To Do In Oxford

Oxford, a city famous for its famously academic, fantastic university but also celebrated authors, well-known filming sets and just loads of fun things to do. I’ve been in Oxford, England for the last eight weeks doing a short course, and as much as I’ve spent a lot of time studying and working, I have also spent lots of time exploring the city and trying to find fun things to do with all of my dorm mates. Thanks to our coordinators and lots of exploring, I have discovered that Oxford is not just a university campus. There are actually so many fun activities that you can do. So, if you find yourself holiday-ing in Oxford, or even in London (because Oxford is only a short hour and thirty-minute train ride from London), and are running out of things to do, why not try something from the list below? Read more to see my list of fun things to do in Oxford

Why Do I Blog?

From the moment I started this blog, and that was only three and a half months ago, people asked me why. Why was I starting a blog? Why do I want to blog? Why do I continue blogging? I ask myself these questions almost every day. There are thousands of blogs out there, and despite the positive feedback I get from all of you, my readers, I still wonder about why I do this. I doubt my abilities to produce good content, grow this blog and turn it into something that might be profitable all the time. But you see, as much as these questions can come from a place of self-doubt, they are usually the most important to answer. If you can’t tell someone why you are doing something, then why are you even doing it? Another ‘why question’ – see? They are everywhere! The ‘why’ question is so important because it can tell you so much about a person. Today I’d like to share with you the reasons why I blog, so keep reading to find out more!

Fun Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

For many countries around the world, tomorrow (Sunday, May 12th) will be Mother’s Day. A chance for us to shower our various mothers in love and appreciation and if you are the mothers, get lots of sincere love and a day filled with fun. Now, as much as getting a gift can be important for some on Mother’s Day, I think the most important thing to think about is how to spend the day. You want to make sure that you get to celebrate it in a fun and exciting way, but also in a way that everyone will enjoy. Everyone is different though, which is why it can sometimes be hard to decide how to spend this lovely day. Sometimes, people spend Mother’s Day with the whole family, and there are big family events and celebrations, but other times, it is just the two of you. No matter how many of you are celebrating Mother’s Day together though, you all deserve to do something fun and that you enjoy. So, if you are struggling to find inspiration, here are a few suggestions for fun ways to spend Mother’s Day.

10 Tips for Giving a Great Presentation!

There is that word. The dreaded presentation, cue a dramatic sigh from the audience. I’m sure that everyone has had to do some form of presentation at least once in their life. It could have been a speech or a presentation with a slideshow, or even just prepared reading, but I am sure that none of us have been able to escape doing a presentation. If you have though, congratulations on managing to avoid them! For some of us, presentations are a breeze, and you can cook one up in five minutes and speak as if you are the most put-together confident person in the room. But that is not always the case. Sometimes, presentations can be a lot of hard work to prepare, but even more so to deliver because speaking in front of an audience, whether that audience is big or small or filled with strangers or people you know, can be terrifying. However, there are tips that can still help you give a great presentation, no matter the circumstances? Interested? Well keep reading to find out more …