Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

Tag: Advice

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 […]

Stop sabotaging yourself

Stop sabotaging yourself

Self-sabotaging behaviour can come in many different kinds, ranging from procrastination to over-indulgence. Whatever kind of self-sabotaging behaviour it is, these behaviours somehow stop you from moving forward in life. It’s a complicated issue and no solution provided is an easy fix to this problem, […]

Open-mindedness

Open-mindedness

As an international student, I think it is essential that we should keep an open mind. Living in a foreign country requires an open mind as one would be exposed to different cultures and beliefs. We all grow up differently with different sets of beliefs […]

Apologies

Apologies

An apology is one of the first things we were taught as children whenever we did something wrong, even when we are unsure whether what we did was wrong. Saying sorry seemed enough to fix everything back then. Did you ever stop and wonder what […]

Criticism can build you up

Criticism can build you up

No one can escape criticism. Everyone is bound to receive some sort of criticism at some point in their life. Especially in the modern world we are living in, everywhere you go, there will be criticism – both offline and online. We cannot control what […]

The art of saying ‘no’

The art of saying ‘no’

When we were younger, we seemed to be able to say ‘no’ without worrying about the consequences. As we grow up, we seem to find it hard to say no. Somehow, saying yes felt more like an obligation more than a choice for us. We’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]