My experience #2: Why I broke the silence

My experience #2: Why I broke the silence

In my book review of The Empath’s Survival Guide, I very briefly described my empath family, who were medical workers and also empaths. This may not be unique for health professionals, because the ability to empathise and heal would be inherent in them even though some would deliberately stay detached. Ultimately, we all have empath and [...]

Weeks 153 and 154: Chapter six is done

Weeks 153 and 154: Chapter six is done

I am writing this post at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, waiting to board my flight to Tokyo. I'm heading off for a week's holiday in Japan. On Wednesday, I taught my last lesson for the term, and, on Tuesday, I completed my draft of Chapter 6 and sent it to my supervisors. It’s a great relief to [...]

Weeks 151 and 152: Intensive writing

Weeks 151 and 152: Intensive writing

Progress has been slow over the past two weeks, and I need to get motivated to write better discussions for Chapter 6. Why I am so slow in writing... I always need some time and space to complete my mind map in my brain before I start writing. I am envious of people who can [...]

My Ultimate Lemon Drizzle Cake [Recipe]

My Ultimate Lemon Drizzle Cake [Recipe]

I've tested my recipe for a lemon drizzle cake four times, and slight adjustments have made it better every time. Lemon drizzle cake is my family's favourite cake, so I'm motivated to discover the best flavour and quantity for us. My ultimate lemon drizzle cake is less buttery than a regular one. This might sound [...]

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Two weeks ago, I dropped by a cafe (SOHO Coffee Co.) to grab a coffee and a slice of cake before going to my class to teach. I tried their vegan carrot cake for the first time. The texture was so soft and light, and the taste was beautiful. Nuts and dry flower petals were [...]