Superfan for a Night

It’s the Staples Center, so it was booming although at that time there was nothing golden about Lakers’ beside the color of their jerseys. The noise level that would deafen babies and bright lights didn’t deter my attention away from…

Roller Skating Isn’t Fun

This picture shows how I imagined my roller skating experience would be. Before I get started though, let’s clarify the difference between roller blade and roller skate. Yes, I tried the easier looking one.  And no, being athletic does not…

Full transcribe for my podcast. Edited for clarity and brevity. Sher: Welcome Sabrina, please introduce yourself  Sabrina: Hi I’m Sabrina, I’m currently working as an assistant accountant in ABACUS, a Point of Sale (POS) company in Australia. I deal with…

Getting Out of the Prison

My whole life I’ve been a prisoner. How is life inside the prison? Well, it’s like what you imagined. I have a regular schedule and rules that I need to follow. There are guards that watch my every move and…

The experiment: 24 hours without screens Screens: phone, laptop, computers, TV, and Kindle. Also included other people’s screens.  Duration: Sunday, 27 September 2020 10.30pm to Monday, 28 September 2020 10.30pm.  Ammunition: Books, jump rope, little notebook, informing stakeholders.  Documentation: Journal…

Three seconds left on the clock. It felt like walking through wet cement, my legs were heavy and my feet were burning from playing the last 40 minutes. But I didn’t care. We were down by 2. We needed to…

Personal Update: Final Year Edition

Quick overview Current study: Bachelor of CommerceMajor: Finance Minor: AccountingTime to completion: 4 months, graduating in December Current enrollment University courses: Collaborative Design, Digital Marketing, Food Innovation Project Internship Extracurriculars: Being a mentor for first year students and mentee of alumni,…

Learning is Overrated

“Defiantly narrow-minded, barely educated, and functionally illiterate,” were the words used by Bill Bryson, author of One Summer to describe Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motors.  He was nicknamed  “ignoramus” by the Chicago Tribune. Yet, he built Ford Motors, which…

The Art of Thinking Out Loud

My palm started to sweat and my heart raced in anticipation. The exam portal opened exactly at 6pm.  Question 1: “Explain how the interest rates movement affects exchange rates determination.”   “Easy!” I thought. It’s an online exam, so I googled…