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Taking time to rest

Ginger lemon tea

Getting the flu sucks, but what is also challenging is taking the time to rest.

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Dealing with body issues

A blue measuring tap on top of glass scales.

I have been unhealthily obsessed with my weight for a long time.

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Three years of Eid abroad

A bunch of ketupat.

Eid celebrations (or Raya as we call it in Malaysia) began to look a little different to me in 2020.

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The magic of a garden

variety of small cacti and succulents in pots on a shelf

After having lived in small apartments/units for the past four years, helping my siblings build a small veggie garden at home has filled me with some unexpected joy.

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Pomodoro breaks

black analogue clock sitting on a desk next to a laptop

I love those 'Study with Me' pomodoro YouTube videos as much as the next person, but I never know what do when my five minute break starts!

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Students who are parents

Rear body shots of 2 adults holding either hand of a toddler, walking away from the camera.

I joined the university’s mentoring program in my first year as an HDR student. I am so grateful I was assigned my mentor. She has stuck with me through all the disruptions during my Ph.D. candidature.

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Weekend wanders

A woman kayaking along a river.

A guide of things to do on the weekends when you don’t know what to do.

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Electoral bombardment

A man standing in front of a blackboard with the word stress in chalk everywhere including across their face.

Flicking on the TV or scrolling through Facebook lately has been giving me an election information-overload headache.

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And action!

A person filming a group of people.

Lights, camera, action!

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Unmasking

Young woman wearing a white medical mask

In the name of safety and protecting those around me from COVID-19, I readily accepted the mask mandates in 2020 and have gotten pretty comfortable with them since. But maybe… a little too comfortable?

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