The immigrant experience. is one that I cannot say is of my own. As I read through the pages of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake, this was my visceral thought. As a second-generation Asian-Canadian, I have not had to undergo the struggles that come with immigration firsthand, but instead have seen how my parents have been changed by the process and how it has shaped the dynamics of … Continue reading Invisible Privilege
JANUARY. If you’re struggling this week, you aren’t alone. While we are expected to take the new year with stride, this month can signal the onset of general discontentment or depression. There’s so much pressure in January to set new goals, align the right motivations to get things done, and get back into the routine of work. It doesn’t help that the days become shorter … Continue reading 7 Ways to Beat the January Blues
Let’s talk about the new year. For some, it’s a time to make resolutions, look back at the highlights of the year, but also for some, it’s reflecting on the hardest of hardships and things that left the air feeling insurmountably thin at times. 2018, you’ve been so full of joy but also a lot of heaviness..but most of all, you’ve taught me a few … Continue reading My 2018: Light, a mis-step,and a reflection
Ah Montreal. 9 times out of 10, it’s always snowing or freezing cold when I come to visit. This time… was no exception. I walked out of the train station a few days ago and was welcomed with open arms to a full-blown snowstorm that lasted over a span of 2 days. While the sensible thing to do when the weather takes a turn for … Continue reading Staying Warm in Montreal
Today, I bring you another written word by Jed Jenkins on the fine art of chasing your dreams. We’re told this by our parents, peers, and teachers and we’ve probably thought this to ourselves all the time – “What is the one thing that I’m passionate about?” You know, that thing we all so desperately chase in our lifetime, the thing we’re told that once … Continue reading Why Do We Make Such a Big Deal out of “Chasing Your Passion and Dreams”?