Stars in heaven

  In the space of a few¬†years, I lost two family members whom I loved and respected greatly. They were beautiful, strong and intelligent women and amazing mothers. Not only to their own children but also to me. They cared for me and loved me as if I was their son. From these two women,…

Exploring Edinburgh

Christmas 2015 was my first one in the UK, the first one where I had the freedom to decide where I wanted to go. Motivated by the fact that I was in the UK for a limited time, coupled with the fact that the rest of my family was going to India for a family…

Hiking Lake District

One of my hobbies is to go hiking. Not only do you get to meet some incredible people along the way, but its the fastest way to explore a new place. Fact is that we live such easy lives surrounded by technology. Compared to our ancestors, we do not connect with nature as often and…

Listening to the Deaf

A random search on the university websites had lead me to an interesting workshop being run at the university – Deaf awareness training. As someone who knew a few people using hearing aids and the accompanying difficulties they go through on a daily basis, my curiosity was piqued. I wanted to learn more about deaf…

2016

This is a little overdue and well I was procrastinating so much that I forgot I even had a blog after a while…terrible ūüė¶ Except for the last few months of the year, 2015 was one of the worst years in memory….lots of unpleasant events happened and well thats putting it nicely. I have a…

From TV to Reality

Like any other kid, my favourite time of the entire week was the¬†weekend. Not because there was no school, nor was it because it was a chance to sleep later than usual. It was because the weekend came with Football. Growing up in third-world¬†Malaysia the only football we used to get on satellite TV (a…

International Students Day

Today Loughborough university organized a very special event. The Loughborough International Students Day bazaar/exhibition where students from different countries were invited to set up a booth and show their country to all the other students. Some of the countries represented were Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, France, Spain, Seychelles, Mexico,…

A week to remember

Before last Sunday, I was having a terrible week. I am no stranger to unfortunate events, bad luck and my own mistakes that have severe consequences, but this was one of the worst. Through a combination of my own mistakes and absent mindedness, I lost alot of material things. While they should not matter, its…

A New Chapter

Hey everyone, so I know its been a long time since I have posted anything…. Lots of stuff happened in my life recently and while there are some things I do not wish to share, at least not yet. I do want to share my experiences of this new journey that I have undertaken. For…

OD II: Lessons in Resilience

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines Resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress- such as family/relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace/financial problems”. ¬†At its very basic definition, it is the ability to “Bounce back”. To me, resilience was an abstract concept,…

BLOG POST4 everything happens for a reason

Originally posted on rajvina:
Smts i wonder and ask my self why things happen they way they did . WHY¬† am ¬†i having cerebral palsy and the problem associated with it, life itself boils down to the¬† questioms of what why where how and the list goes on .¬†¬†¬† BUT I¬†¬† gues s everything¬† happens¬†…

OD Part I: Lessons in Loyalty

As any Liverpool fan will tell you, loving Liverpool is difficult.¬†¬†As one of the greatest clubs in history, the last twenty years have not lived up to expectations. Seasons of success and joy have only preceded seasons of mediocrity and abject failure. Yet, for me, in all these years, particularly in the difficult times, one…