how to get enough sleep

“I’m too busy to sleep.” Isn’t this familiar?

As the semester goes by, you’ll hear more and more of it—and you may even say it too. We’re university students. We know we need to get 8 hours of sleep every night. We know sleep is good for our health.

But we still don’t sleep enough. We have other priorities, like assignments or late night hangouts. Some of us feel some kind of ‘pride’ for sleeping only 4 hours a day, but others have had enough.

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ace an exam

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Isn’t it too early to be thinking about exams?

You’ve barely eased into the university life and I’m already talking about exams. You want to relax and have fun! Besides, assignments are due first (and they’ll come before you know it!).

So what’s the catch?

A friend once told me that those who ace their exams at their university are those who study since day one. Soon, I found it was true. I realised that I did much better in subjects that I paid attention to since week one.

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I wrote before about how I overcame my anxiety in approaching people in the Clubs and Societies week when I had decided to join the Performing Arts Club. For me, joining a club is mandatory to get the best student experience on campus. It was the first thing I had to do when I arrived.

Whether your clubs and societies week is on the first or second week, joining one (or a few), while you are still new, will have a positive impact on your psychological well-being and your social life.

Joining a club can make your university life more meaningful and fulfilled. 

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This is not going to be a generic back-to-college checklist. The usual lists out there are lengthy and contain materials you probably won’t need at all. Checklists I’ve come across are filled with school supplies which you will soon stop using once you get into a university. I used to have a DIY pencil case filled to the brim back in secondary school, but I also had copybooks and physical textbooks (it was a time before devices in the classroom became a thing—I feel so…Continue Reading “An Honest Back-to-College Checklist | #BackToSchool”

cooking or eating out

Do you prefer cooking or eating out when you’re in college? If you’re an international student like me, you know how much of a dilemma the question ‘what should I eat today?’ is.

It is a life-and-death situation since no one else is there to feed you.

That’s how it feels to be an adult.

Cooking your meals seems to be the right and responsible answer. It is also cheaper. But, in reality, being university students makes the whole situation more complicated.

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date ideas college students

I apologise in advance for the quality of the pictures. I wanted to share real photos of the mentioned date ideas for college students that my boyfriend and I have tried because I figured it’d be more relatable that way 🙂

If you are a student who hangs around the Sunway area, KL and the likes, this list will be your best reference to affordable and fun date ideas you can use. Even if you’re not from Malaysia, the list can help you find similar events and places in your area.

Whether it’s to hang out with your significant other or your best friend, we’ve got you. Everything in this list was tried and tested; my boyfriend and I had the best times of our lives.

Disclaimer: Yes, we’re geeks and we love food. This list may not apply to students who don’t. But there are always alternatives out there.

Here it goes.

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approach someone

The first time in my university life I was scared to approach someone was during my first Clubs & Societies (C&S) week.

In my first days at university, although I was able to overcome my shyness and make friends, I never had to actively approach someone, meaning that I would usually talk to people who were next to me and happened to be around.

I never had eyes on someone, in particular. However, during my first C&S week, I had my eyes on a very special booth.

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get over being shy

Many of my friends don’t believe me when I say this but I used to be a VERY SHY PERSON. I felt uncomfortable socialising and preferred to keep quiet with my book in a corner of the room.

At least, that’s how my family members saw me. Hanging out with my friends was another world.

Hanging out with my friends was like being in a parallel universe. I would jump around and be a chatterbox.

(Now that I think about it, I may have been shy intentionally, i.e. I’d be shy whenever it suited me.)

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make friends at university

I’ll be honest with you. Most students can’t make friends on their first day because simply put, the most effective ways to make friends at university are the most intimidating ones.

If you are more of an introvert, it will be challenging. Feel your heart beating fast already? It’s normal to be nervous. If you make your first moves right, this stage of your university life will be over soon. So, are you up for it?

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getting into a relationship

Know what you’re getting into. A relationship is a full-time job.  Some people talk about it being easier to find the love of your life at college or university, but it is not always the case. Getting into a relationship at university is not as glamorous as it may sound. Believe me, I’ve been there. I’m currently 1.5 years into a relationship, my first, and one that started in university. My boyfriend and I had our ups and downs, but we made it through so far….Continue Reading “Is It Worth Getting Into A Relationship At University?”