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Category: Advice

My mum’s birthday in quarantine

My mum’s birthday in quarantine

Hey everyone, I hope you are well and staying safe. Last week was my mother’s birthday, and since we are in quarantine, we couldn’t go out to any restaurant. Since my mum loves a good brunch, I decided to organise a small one for her, […]

Receiving compliments

Receiving compliments

I feel uncomfortable with compliments. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel the same way? When someone compliments me, a lot of questions go through my head. It’s easy to overthink compliments, especially when they don’t happen very often. Sometimes, it even made me doubt […]

Interview with a Hospitality and Tourism Management Student

Interview with a Hospitality and Tourism Management Student

Hey everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. This week I decided to bring different content to my blog. Since I am always talking about my course, today I am bringing you an interview that I did with one of my best […]

Don’t be scared of being honest

Don’t be scared of being honest

You know what they say, honesty is the best policy. Let’s face it, it’s so hard to be honest in this complex and fraught world. Honesty is associated with dreadful confrontation. Punishing people for being honest has been unintentionally normalised. Suddenly, it is not safe […]

Surviving the dissertation: Tips and how to be motivated for 8 months

Surviving the dissertation: Tips and how to be motivated for 8 months

Hey everyone, I hope you are all well and staying safe. I can’t believe that I submitted my dissertation on Monday, and I am one step closer to finishing my undergraduate programme. Today I am here to give you some tips for next year when […]

Being right vs. being kind

Being right vs. being kind

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well. I want to take this opportunity to greet all Muslims Ramadan Mubarak! Wishing you all the blessings of the holy month. Ramadan, as many know, is the month where Muslims around the world fast from dawn to […]

Self isolating with a puppy

Self isolating with a puppy

Is it good to have a dog if I’m student? Is it fair for the dog or me? How is it like getting a puppy during lockdown? I’m pretty sure we have had these questions as students since most of us miss our pets back […]

HABITS WE SHOULD ADOPT TO BE HAPPY

HABITS WE SHOULD ADOPT TO BE HAPPY

LET GO OF THINGS OUTSIDE OF YOUR CONTROL Letting go is difficult because holding on to something becomes a habit to us, especially when we have associated the things we hold on to, to part of our life or our identity. It is understandable and […]

How to be productive during quarantine

How to be productive during quarantine

Hey everyone, I have now been in quarantine for 21 days, and I know how easy it is to just procrastinate. The first week that I came home, it was very stressful since I had to finish my dissertation draft and I really wanted to […]

My favourites of March 2020

My favourites of March 2020

Hey everyone, I hope you are all safe and well. With all of this situation happening in the world right now, I wanted to come and talk with you about something positive like my favourites of March. This is perhaps not a period that we […]