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?”

Those who could manage their own time could manage their whole life

I don’t believe much in anything these days, except the fact that I know I found the source of leisure that makes my life meaningful. Possibly, skydiving. I skipped reading many of the profound verses of self-help because they were useless beyond their means since I barely use any of the practice they suggest. KnowledgeContinue reading “Those who could manage their own time could manage their whole life”

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?”

It’s 15:21

And my blog is becoming like a macro Tweeter page where there isn’t much traffic, interaction, or public recognition. It’s like a scream into a void without knowing much about my own audience, but literally, I would often time just keep my future me in mind. Hey wise B, it’s the younger B’s talking. HowContinue reading “It’s 15:21”

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)”

What can we do that’s fun?

I just came home from two weeks offline, away from Instagram and many other social media, and it felt like a storm rather than a peaceful transition back to reality. Is this my reality? Cuddle up with no single soul around, just me and my sofa-bed. It feels surreal. It felt like I’m back toContinue reading “What can we do that’s fun?”

Reading about time-wasting habits

Interesting read: 5 Time-wasting habits that hold entrepreneurs back The Fixed workweek mentality  Don’t say yes to unpaid work disguised as an opportunity – “Ask them what their budget is, and whether they’re willing to pay you to do what they want you to do” Edu-crastination: Procrastinate by pretending you’re busy learning The ”I’ll justContinue reading “Reading about time-wasting habits”

Bringing back Rock & Roll

Instead of restoring my depleting sleep schedule, I really did decided to wind up the brilliant hell of Måneskin. This. Absolute nuts. OMG. I’m not having it enough. Okie, before I kalm down for a short sleep, here’s your dope ass performance 😳 There is one thing we ALL have to agree with: That ManeskinContinue reading “Bringing back Rock & Roll”