Category: Productivity

The good job

I have been thinking about work (since I will be returning to work soon, as my doctoral journey is almost over) particularly on the subject of setting boundaries. I have been practising this with my freelance clients — no, I could not send over a 2,000 word proofreading work in 2 hours; no, I could […]

Do you actually care about other people?

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, writer and star of comedy series Fleabag, surrounded by her Emmys I’m always happy to receive Jocelyn K Glei’s newsletter in my inbox, for she always shares all the insightful articles and links on productivity, and more importantly, on hurrying slowly, which is a quite clever wordplay on moving at your very own […]

Sort of like an exhale

I guess this is the year where I reread the books I have read from a few years ago. At the top of my mind, the books that I have reread this year were Bruce Chatwin’s Under the Sun (I definitely had an absolutely different take especially reading it again right after finishing an Edward […]

Lists lists lists

Today that I learned that someone wrote a book specifically on my favourite thing ever: lists. The book is called The Checklist Manifesto, written by surgeon Atul Gawande. I believe he wrote the book after he helped develop WHO’s surgical safety checklist — a 19-item list over the course of three stages of surgery — […]

NOSMO

I made a decision to log out of my Instagram account, uninstall the app, and go on indefinite hiatus today. There are two reasons mainly. One, is that I decide to place myself within some personal crunchtime towards submitting my thesis in all its entirety. I am happy that this is going well so far, […]

How to ask good questions

I think the biggest thing that put me off presenting on conferences or talks of any kinds is not about the presenting part — which, despite self-claiming to be struggling with stage fright, is something I have managed to deal with this year — but more towards dealing with the Q&A session. I presented at […]