Category Archives: school

Ivy League dream reignited

Caution: This post is filled with overwhelming joy of a dreamer finally getting what she wants. Cynics beware. As my departure date to Auckland approaches, every day I’m confronted with mixed emotions. I’m happy and worried and excited and anxious and self-doubting … Continue reading

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My mysterious accent

I finally got an objective analysis of my accent. For the longest time, I haven’t been able to pinpoint my own accent. Before I turned 18, I had a very topical Hong Kong accent because I just didn’t know better. I … Continue reading

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What will I do if I can’t graduate

Someone asked me today what I would do if I couldn’t graduate (on time). I misunderstood the question and assumed she meant what if I couldn’t graduate at all. I answered in a heartbeat, “I’d kill myself.” That is a very honest answer. … Continue reading

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No one can bully me ever again

I landed my second victory in a week. Earlier this week I wrote about how I got my $1.7 refund on a stamp with my well-documented angry letter to the postal service. I took my pursuit of justice to the … Continue reading

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Rejecting Phd offer

I finally brought myself to reject the PhD offer of my favorite school because of funding. I’ve been aware for quite sometime that it would have to come down to this, but I just couldn’t reject it because sending the email … Continue reading

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I became that kind of woman

When I was about 14, like Penny on The Big Bang Theory and every other 14-year-old, I dreamed of becoming a big movie star/singer/Hannah Montana/whatever. You get it. Fortunately, that dream was soon replaced by a way more practical dream … Continue reading

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Mycroft Holmes: the man I could only wish to become

Every true TV fan on Earth is suffering serious withdrawals. The wonderful Sherlock bid goodbye to us after gracing our TV/computer screens for merely THREE weeks. Instead of going to AA meetings, many of my friends who are also hooked … Continue reading

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