Life at UCB through the eyes of our international student bloggers

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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 […]

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 […]

Getting to know yourself

Getting to know yourself

Hello everyone! I hope you are all keeping yourself healthy and safe. Ever since the UK was placed in a state of lockdown, I’ve been trying to keep myself busy and occupied. I spend most of my time alone since I live away from friends […]

Remember this when you feel like giving up

Remember this when you feel like giving up

DON’T GIVE UP. It’s a commonly used (definitely overused as well) phrase, when we have taken the last of all the other encouraging words we can say to ourselves and have none left. Somehow, it’s hard for us to take it seriously. It seems to […]

Challenge our assumptions.

Challenge our assumptions.

One of the paradoxical perceptions of humans is that we are rational creatures. There is no denying that we are capable of thinking rationally. Despite that, we also base our thinking on our feelings and emotions most of the time, which can sometimes makes it […]