Bittersweet, Eager & Apprehensive

When I look back to 2018, from beginning to end, I feel conflicted. There is as much good as bad. As much growth as failure. As much happiness as sorrow. I won't lie, I'm not ending the year in the best note, even if it started amazingly (I was having a great time in Senegal!).… Continue reading Bittersweet, Eager & Apprehensive

Mind, Health, Vulnerability & Me

When I was a child, I learnt to be many things. Strong was one of them. My life wasn’t easy, and it didn’t get much better as I grew up. I had to develop a thick skin to survive in a country in where people like me weren’t accepted or/and were always singled out, because… Continue reading Mind, Health, Vulnerability & Me

CRCC Asia Internship in Shenzhen: Part 3. Projects, Gains and Departure

(If you haven’t, check the first and second part of my latest blog series ‘CRCC Internship in China’ before reading this one) My internship at SZOIL dominated my stay in China. The shifts were Monday to Friday, from 9:30 to 17:30, with some voluntary extra time and a couple of weekend activities. I had very… Continue reading CRCC Asia Internship in Shenzhen: Part 3. Projects, Gains and Departure

CRCC Asia Internship in Shenzhen: Part 1. Preparation, Arrival and Induction

The summer of 2016 was memorable for various reasons, from studying in Singapore for a month, to participating in an international work camp in Palestine. I met a lot of people from all over the world and learnt a variety of things useful for both my academic and personal life. Particularly, my introverted self gained… Continue reading CRCC Asia Internship in Shenzhen: Part 1. Preparation, Arrival and Induction

My Second Term at University: Final Grade, Volunteering, Working and Others

(Before reading this post I recommend you to read the previous one linked to this topic, “My First Term at University: Independence, Studying, Socialising & Wellbeing”.) The last four months of my first year in university went by quickly. I had a mixture of seminars, workshops and lectures every week, together with daily readings. Lectures… Continue reading My Second Term at University: Final Grade, Volunteering, Working and Others