Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

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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 […]

Travelling home during a pandemic

Travelling home during a pandemic

There’s something about travelling back to your home country after being in a foreign country for so long. It feels somehow special, knowing that you are on your way back home to be reunited with your family and back to familiar surroundings. I’m sure most […]

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 […]

Eid Feast!

Eid Feast!

For most people, food talk is serious talk. Since it’s still Eid (at least for Bruneians), I’d like to dedicate this blog post to talk about traditional food enjoyed within the Southeast Asian communities. I’ve mentioned that there is something ‘special’ in the food served […]

Eid in my perspective

Eid in my perspective

Eid Mubarak to all who celebrates it! I hope everyone is well and safe. You might wonder what Eid Mubarak means. The term itself means ‘Blessed Festival’. It is a greeting to welcome Eid, the holy celebration which signifies the end of Ramadhan. After a […]

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 […]