Avocado and others (1 month update)

A month or so has passed since I tried the lifehack avocado germinating experiment and here are some photos of how well they're doing now. (Yes, the lifehack is TRUE so I recommend ya'll to try it yourself). Two weeks after poking and submerging some seeds into a cup, one seed germinated fast. It developed roots while the …

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Avoid this same mistake!

I have become so obsessed with trying to improve my writing skill by reading as much as I can. I’ve been reading all sorts of things from grammar books to self-help books, news articles and blog posts, but I never really tried “applying” whatever techniques I have learned (or observed) from all those reading. Lately, …

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Urban gardening version 2

A few months back, I started gardening again as a diversion from boredom. I tried germinating different kinds of fruits from seeds. Some were successful but most were not. Also, the surviving ones now don’t really look great since it has been raining heavily in our area for a very long time. However, I still …

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Try not to be stuck

Being in the ESL world, I have probably discussed everything under the sun. In my experience, questions can seem too easy but quite difficult to provide plausible and comprehensible answers to. At times, one person can be knowledgeable in one topic whilst the other has completely no idea about it. When preparing for the IELTS …

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The Star Festival (Tanabata Festival)

Working in a Japanese-dominated company has given me the chance to learn and understand the beautiful culture of Japan without actually going there. For a few years now, we have celebrated this festival in our workplace. Today marks a special day in Japan. If Europe has its star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Japan and China …

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