What is success? What determines whether you are successful or not? I am quite certain that success differs from one person to another. Success may be pursuing a degree and finishing it (with and without flying colors). Success may be getting married and having a beautiful family life. Success may be building a career and... Continue Reading →
Pass It On: ‘Siak Tatta, Nu Bigat Sika’
I am inspired to launch the Pay It 4Ward PH because of this story: This was in the late 1990s, I feel so old just saying that because it has been 20+ years already. For the younger generation who are not familiar with '90s, let me paint you a picture. There was no smart phones.... Continue Reading →
NZAS #7: How to Overcome the Academic Pressure
***2018 NZAS Completion Ceremony*** With passion, determination, hard work and perseverance, dreams can become a reality. Interestingly, people often boast that they are hard workers without understanding what it really means. In fact, it demands a lot of time and energy behind the scene to make things really work. Should we really push ourselves beyond... Continue Reading →
New Zealand: International Hobbit Day!
When visiting Hobbiton for the second time, does it get boring? I've had a chance to visit Hobbiton during the 2018 International Hobbit Day. Although I've been there last year, there are some good reasons why I did not regret visiting again this year. First, creating memories with a new friend. It was a beautiful... Continue Reading →
Pathfinder: Where do I go from here?
Dear 20-something, How have you been? It should have been a roller coaster ride trying to figure out your path in life. You have somehow felt disappointed for not being able to meet many expectations. You look at yourself and think you are so left behind compared with others. You may feel frustrated because you... Continue Reading →
Winter in South Island: First Snow Experience at Mount Cook!
I have never experienced snow in my life until I came to New Zealand. I came from a tropical country in which authentic snow falls are next to impossible. It was a childhood dream to experience snow fight and snow fall at least once in my lifetime. Coming to NZ, I am happy knowing that... Continue Reading →
Build A Life, Not Just A Resume–Indeed!
You have been scrolling classified ads or job postings online for over several weeks now to look for job opportunities yet it seems that you are stuck. You updated your resume and your LinkedIn profile. You started spending lesser time on your Facebook newsfeeds and Instagram photos while paying more attention on building network through... Continue Reading →
iTravel NZ: Experience Coromandel
Physical activities can positively influence academic performance. In fact, even the brightest students sometimes struggle with pressure and school requirements. However, if they know how to counteract this circumstance as it occurs, they would likely succeed. In my case, I always have music and traveling in mind. Students have been busy these past few weeks... Continue Reading →
Sun-kissed While Waiting
"May I never forget that on my best days, I still need God as much as I did on my worst day." Waiting is hard. Most of us wait in grocery lines or in the traffic lights. Some wait for a university letter of offer or a scholarship offer. While others wait for a job... Continue Reading →