Keep Calm and Write On

Good news (for me): After much procrastination, I was able to sit down and focus on completing my e-biz essay today! It’s my first essay assignment after about four months and I could feel how rusty my writing skills were. Most of it stemmed from the lack of ability to maintain the writing momentum because too many thoughts and examples were running through my head, I didn’t know where to begin.

As much as I’ve heard the value of taking occasional breaks to clear our minds, I can’t help but keep telling myself to complete it first…. So there I sat rooted to my seat for two over hours attempting to type coherent supportive statements and arguments. However, this mental game lasted only for a short while before I was faced with the block again. There’s a major disadvantage of typing out our essays. It gives us the luxury to go back, review and correct whatever we’ve wrote which is hardly possible in an exam situation. In hindsight, I realized I wasted so much time stopping to make corrections that it interrupted my flow of thinking.

I guess a good habit I should start adopting is to write first, edit later. An inspiring tip by Ernest Hemingway says that “the first draft of anything is is garbage” (garbage wasn’t the exact word used but something to a similar extent) Garbage is something honorable because it’s tough to improve on a perfect essay but really easy to improve on garbage! Ah…..enlightening moment indeed!

Somehow this makes me appreciate the existence of computers to aid our writing. Imagine people in the ancient days who had to chisel greek words on stone…..











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An Open Canvas

I like to see my room as a calming sanctuary. A place where I can look forward to retreat every night. This coming months, I am set on a mission to revamp my white wall.

It is probably the best time to get cracking because big J won’t be returning home anytime soon. This means I’ve the luxury of trial and error! Through this adventure, I promise her work (Your Sadness is Mine) which is currently on my wall will be in good hands.

For a start, I identified a few bedroom looks of my dreams. My favorite looks mostly include a comfortable amount of fresh green plants and some woody elements.

Or a minimalist invisible shelf to hold my books.

Love these wooden storage boxes that will definitely “pop!” in a small space. Do you know that we all have a tendency to view interior colours according to different percentages? You’ll notice that the rooms you like the most are almost invariably divided into percentages of 60-30-10. Typically, this means

  • 60% of the room’s color is the walls
  • 30% of the room’s color is the upholstery
  • 10% of the room’s color is, say, an accent piece or a floral arrangement

Deep down, I am really leaning towards the idea of a polka dotted wall. Well, because it looks the easiest to execute for a beginner and one can hardly go wrong with these prints! The possibilities are endless….

Looking forward to get those creative juices flowing. A daunting yet exciting task awaits…

Saturday Night’s Talk

It’s been long since I had the whole house to myself and I’m enjoying the quiet. Initially, I almost went with the idea of coffee at a nearby cafe but chilling at home seemed more appropriate. “Made of Honor” was showing on TV and I found Michelle Monaghan’s short and simple hair particularly attractive!

My head is still quite swirly from a hectic week. Last Friday evening saw a long awaited closure to the great big thing called exam results. They say UOL is not for the weak-hearted and I think i’ve come to experience this first hand. I never knew it would be this much relief when I saw the “pass” word for Managerial Econs. Lesson learnt: Never throw in the towel too soon because you never know what to expect at the last minute.

A delightful friday find and a pretty apt way to end my entry. Enjoy!

I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies). Trailer from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.