Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Tag: Advice

Don’t forget to breathe

Don’t forget to breathe

One thing that surprises me is the fact that most people do not breathe properly. When I found out about this, it somehow made a lot of sense because I remember being taught breathing exercises in counselling sessions. At that time, I didn’t think much […]

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10th October every year. That was a few days ago on Saturday, now. I feel like we all need to check on ourselves more lately, especially in the pandemic where everything feels new. Uncertain times […]

Intelligence vs. Wealth

Intelligence vs. Wealth

Intelligence versus wealth. If you have the choice to choose only one which one would you choose? Some time ago, I had an interesting conversation with a beloved friend. We were both admiring a female Malaysian social media influencer. She is the epitome of beauty […]

Back to Uni

Back to Uni

Hello, aspiring university students, I hope you are all doing well. I know that many are worried about how the pandemic would affect their studies in this time of uncertainty but try not to get discouraged by the pandemic. You can still make the best […]

How to avoid being homesick at uni

How to avoid being homesick at uni

It’s once again that time of the year to start with our academic routines. Whether you are coming back to classes or about to start them, it’s impossible to forget our family time and being back at home. The pandemic has given us extra time […]

Strength in Vulnerability

Strength in Vulnerability

When you first hear the word ‘vulnerability’, what comes to your mind? Many people would associate it with weakness. Even by just mentioning the word itself, it invokes thoughts or feelings of fear. This is understandable because to be vulnerable means to be at risk […]

Adulting

Adulting

Do you know the first time you ever realised that you are an adult? I don’t think I explicitly remember the first exact moment when I felt like an adult. The term ‘adulting’ comes to mind whenever I think of the responsibilities that we, as […]

Dreams in life

Dreams in life

Since we were young, we have been taught to pick a certain life path and to follow through with it as we grow older, until we arrive at what we assume will be success and many other life-fulfilling things. We were always told to never […]

Failure is success in progress

Failure is success in progress

Our failure can be a stepping stone to our success. It all depends on how we respond to what we consider a failure. It could really determine whether we are close to achieving success in whatever is it we do. There really is no shame […]

Is overthinking really that bad?

Is overthinking really that bad?

Overthinking seems to be a trait perceived as negative to many people. I agree with that too, but not completely. We may view it negatively because there’s this idea that overthinking will not give us a solution because we get obsessed with replaying the problem […]