January 2014 Highlights

January 2014 was an eventful month for me; I completed my first finals exam in university, had my first semester break, and learned many things– all in one month! What an accomplishment.

 

1.     Learned to cook

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that I have struggled with this for many years now. I’m hardly ever motivated to cook, just because I used to fail a lot, and my mum’s cooking is always loads better than mine anyway. But on New Year’s Eve, I cooked a meal (with assistance, of course. Baby steps!) for my family and that someone special. That was sort of where I built my confidence and now I’m actually cooking meals (unsupervised!). At one point in January, I cooked so much that we had leftovers for a couple of days.

 

2.     Learned to bake

I also learned to bake! Simple pastries of course, like muffins. Experimented with different recipes and I think they turned out okay. But since a few successful episodes, I have slumped into my old regime of just buying pastries from bakery because the days of my holidays are now numbered and I want to spend as much time as I can catching up on my favourite TV shows.. And sleep. Lots of sleep.

 

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3.     Obtained my results

In all honesty, I was all but prepared for my final exams. I knew, from the start of my semester, that final exams were going to be incredibly difficult, so I made sure I did well in my midterms and my assignments. What surprised me was this result: 

 

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Totally unexpected! And just when I thought I had completely screwed my Political Science paper up, I get a 4.0 for it. The B+’s were mildly disappointing but the overall results were way better than I had anticipated.

 

Here’s to a (hopefully) better February 2014!

 

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Author: Natalie Ha

I remember being enthralled with the written word ever since my parents started reading fairytales to me at a young age. Seeing the power it has to influence behaviours and mindsets, I have learned, over the years, to translate my thoughts onto paper, in an attempt to positively disrupt the lives of others. Having my written works published in various forms of media has empowered me to weave stories that people can resonate with. I look forward to the life-long process of perfecting this craft, and hope to see my work touch the hearts of many in the future. This blog attempts to do just that - and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy penning it down.

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