2020 is surely a shitshow, yet we’ve all made it to Christmas again.
For those who don’t know me, my dad has been working in China all along. I haven’t been able to see my dad for one whole year. In return, my dad had been stuck alone in China for one whole year.
Sure, I miss my dad a lot. Words can’t even express how desperately I hope for him to be reunited with us; the thought of him spending this holiday alone and counting down new years alone is killing me.
Yet, because of this, I realized the things about my family that I had been taking for granted all these years. …
It’s the winter season again.
Stepping into December, Mr. Jiggles, a chubby ginger cat, and Meeka, a black tabby cat of the same age, instantly felt the sharp drop in temperature compared to last week.
“It’s getting so cold right now, I wish I’m allowed to sleep in the bedroom. I don’t know how but I swear the humans have the comfiest mattress and fluffiest blankets.” Said Meeka one afternoon.
“Well, we were originally allowed to sleep in the main bedroom remember? We were only kicked out because you broke mom’s laptop last week.” Mr. Jiggles protested.
“Oh is that the reason? Jeez, how are they so unforgiving.” …
For a long time, I believe that the world is projected in a way that makes people subtly angry.
I was an angry person deeply.
I am an angry person, to be exact. Because, until this day, there are just so many problems that exist in life, yet so little that I can do to make a change.
Nothing seems fine, and I am angry about a wide range of things.
For a long time, I thought that I am the only one who is constantly angry deep inside, that no one else seems to be struggling with the same things as I am. …
Have you ever walked on a street and saw a Pug walk past wobbly with its cute flat face and go “awwww”?
Despite the cuteness of the faces in these dogs, there’s a much longer story behind it, which unfortunately a lot of consumers aren’t aware of.
Brachycephaly, according to ACVS, means “short-headed”. Everything with a “flat face”, including the popular Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers are all considered to be Brachycephalic breeds. The same goes for cats, including the Persian, Himalayan, and Burmese cats.
Although these breeds are gaining popularity dramatically over the recent decade for their loving and unique facial structure, on the downside, Brachycephalic breeds are predisposed to huge intrinsic health concerns. …
I was bummed by a fact lately. To be exact, it’s more of a realization to me.
On my journey to becoming a Veterinary clinician, I get to familiarize myself with the industry bit by bit. It is no news that there are bright sides and dark sides in every industry, most only known by the people working within that industry.
The vet industry is no different.
Yet, understanding the industry more, I knew I had to tell a story. A story from a vet, more precisely, a soon-to-be vet — My story, from a pre-vet’s perspectives.
I was working in a cat shelter back in Hong Kong for my preclinical years' internships. This was the first time I heard about the drama within the industry. …
I’m the kind of person who never likes to plan. For most of the things I do, I go by my mood.
Whether it is my schedule tomorrow, this coming week, or my plans after I graduate from university, I like to go by freestyle.
You can call me spontaneous, but as I grow older in life, this idea amplifies and resonates with me.
When people ask me where do I see myself in xxx years, I will never have a definite answer to it, regardless of the number of years mentioned.
The world is changing rapidly each day, and so am I. Even if the question is “where do I see myself in one year time”, there are still trillions of possibilities on how my life could’ve worked out. I could’ve dropped out of university within that one year and find myself working anywhere. …
Growing up, I gradually learned to appreciate how the 20's in one’s life is the “golden age” to strive for anything. How great this age is as a starting point when I’m still energetic, enthusiastic, and burden-free. How crucial it is to maximize this period of life to attain my life goals.
As a soon-to-be 20 years old, I am ready to begin this ‘golden period’ of my life. To give in, to invest, to strive. I want to try everything, so there isn’t anything that I regret.
For the past few months, I have been busier than ever.
Everything has been exciting and thrilling, until things start to become stressful; I realized I have been overloaded all along. …
When it comes to blogging, there are lots of unwritten rules behind the screen. We all know that it’s best not to publish more than one article within a day to avoid spamming our readers.
I’m the type of writer who likes to write multiple articles as “backups”, just so that I still got something to publish during a busy week.
Last week, I accidentally got myself into a situation where I published 3 articles within a day. That is all the backup stories that I had.
Which… is not ideal at all.
Amidst all the reproach and regret I have for myself, I realized that the cause for it was so much more than just a mistake. …
How did you get to where you are in life right now?
Since I was small, this is a question that I like to ask my parents out of curiosity. A question, that I believe, a lot of kids had asked their parents as well.
Dad, how did you end up being a product manager? Or, Mom, how did you become an insurance salesperson?
How did they come to realize what they like? What did they study at university? How did they choose their degree?
It's fascinating — knowing their biography and listening to their stories that are sometimes inspiring, intriguing, and motivating. …
This summer, I broke a lot of my old beliefs.
A few months back, I decided to pick up rock climbing again. I have always been in an on-and-off relationship with this activity, and I have always wanted this to become a regular sport that I do.
This time, I was determined to invest in it; I wanted to train harder and become better, very badly.
Turns out, this summer brought me not only the physical progression of my skillsets. This was a summer full of changes— A story of how I learned to trust myself more, bit by bit.
It was my first ever outdoor climb. …