A Traveller’s Guide on Becoming an Adventurer


Ah, wanderlust. The call of the wind. The thirst for adventure. That wild rush of the blood that compels you to hop on Scoot in search of the latest and greatest plane ticket deals – any opportunity to get you somewhere other than HERE. Somewhere you’ve never been.

Fortunately, I had the privilege of being born to a travel-loving family. Unfortunately, I spent much of my childhood and adolescence being rather unappreciative of my family’s love for the outside world. Before the trips were half-over, I would already be angsty and restless, itching to get home. But now that I’ve gotten over that phase and finally tasted the true wonders of travel, I’d like to share some key lessons that travelling has taught me on how to get the most out of your travelling experiences.
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7 Tips for the Over-Productive Person

So this summer break has been quite the roller coaster ride for me, to say the least. Went through a lot of tough times, challenges, but enjoyed many ecstatic, triumphant moments as well. So moving forward into this new semester, just thought I’d share some tips. Namely,

7 Tips for the Over-Productive Person:
1. Know the difference between being strict with yourself and being unfair to yourself. One is a catalyst for evolution, the other is a pitfall.
2. Know the difference between working smart and working hard. Not only does one waste more time/effort, it teaches you less as well.
3. Rest time is not a waste of time. Resting is not doing nothing. Sleep heals the body, but not the soul or mind.
4. Have clear goals. Swinging in the dark will get you nowhere, not to mention the possibility of accidentally hitting other people.
5. Appreciate the world as it is, do not live in/commit solely to your destination. Accept failure with grace. Smile and move on.
6. Do not aim for an idealised state of ‘perfection’. Just be yourself, find things that only you can do and work from there.
7. No matter how hard it gets, enjoy the ride. Pull your hands free from the mud, raise your sweat-soaked head to the sun and laugh because you’re trailblazing your own path through this chaotic world – and that’s worth something.

Switching Things Up! The Nintendo Switch and why it gives me hope for humanity.

yz4a2306-1487857203834_1280wNintendo’s newest creation, the Switch, is a visually stunning device – both digitally and physically. Intended to be a portable-console hybrid, you can play it on the go or hook it up to your home TV to enjoy it on the big screen. As such, it possesses hardware surpassing that of its completely portable predecessors – breathing new life into Nintendo’s popular franchises with beautiful, crisp graphics. The device itself is downright, (for lack of a better word), sexy. Its unique controllers (known as Joy-Cons) come in a variety of colours – I chose the neon blue/neon red pairing, making the device vibrant and a delight to hold.
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