What it is like to join the Champion League of Chess

In June 2022, in the midst of the busiest time of the year both professionally and academically, I joined the Champion League on Chess.com on a whim. Here is the journey of how I got there.

Are you spending too much time by yourself?

It’s ok if you feel not enough sometimes. You don’t have to feel 100% all the time, and sometimes, feeling like 20% is good enough. You should allow yourself to feel empty, and motionless. However, it is good to note that having your mind wander too much during the day sometimes would inevitably lead toContinue reading “Are you spending too much time by yourself?”

What’s more blissing?

I’ve just had a call with my parents. And my brother. And my dog – Leo. I complained to my brother about how Leo never let me hug him. And he shared his tips. Basically you just have to go to school and come back. My mom shared some of her reflections on life, andContinue reading “What’s more blissing?”

A reflection, again

I often regret not to go to the park before 4:45pm, just because it’s such a serene place to be, with the water body lying on top of a running river, and so much natural green that I felt healing and at peace. I think I should go. Today I have been sitting around andContinue reading “A reflection, again”

Today I learned (there’re just so many)

For now, I’m trying to take advantages of digital overload. What if we can do something about the information we have received and turn them into something good? What if we can utilize those information for a better collective learning? I’ve been procrastinating on so many things important in my life, like finishing my classes’Continue reading “Today I learned (there’re just so many)”

The most wholesome piece of music for the end of time

There’s a song that I would put on play, whenever I feel lost in life and just want to let loose in thoughts. One of the most wholesome piece of music that I have the chance to discover, in the void of the Internet: I liked someone, but I’m taking so much time to think.Continue reading “The most wholesome piece of music for the end of time”

Landing on Big Data

I woke up light headed in the morning and immediately reached out to my phone. To my surprise, I deleted the Instagram app without thinking much, and so far that has been the greatest move that I have done to kick start my day. So my day today consists of several tasks that I haveContinue reading “Landing on Big Data”

Face the fear

Take the hard road, they say, while I’m still staying in my cocoon thinking hard about what I can do next. I don’t know what have changed, but I need to revise my principles again. And actually commit to it. I want to be fearless again. I think I have passed the point where IContinue reading “Face the fear”

Weekly email from my favorite writer

Please excuse myself for Copy and Paste this following email that I have received from Mark Manson. The chill guy is chiller than ever, and I just love it so much. “Welcome to another Mindf*ck Monday, the only weekly newsletter that, not gonna lie, gets a little bit jealous when you open up and read other newsletters.Continue reading “Weekly email from my favorite writer”