People tell you to save for grad school. But what does that money go towards? The most visible channels of your savings goes to tuition, fees, and living expenses. However, one of the most unexpected expenses I faced Continue reading
January is not only the start of a new semester, but it also the start of the winter season. Bloomington isn’t famous for huge amounts of snow, but we do get at least 1-2 inches once in a while. Bloomington does experience low temperatures (around 20-30 degrees) as well as ice and wind. So bundling up is still necessary. Here are a few tips I learned while living in the Midwest to make my walk around the Bloomington campus more enjoyable: Continue reading
One of the best tips I have received about grad school is to remain connected to your loved ones. It is certainly very difficult when you are juggling your other responsibilities, but making time to talk, Skype or write an email to friends and family will help you improve your mental health.
I made a terrible mistake during my first year Continue reading
One word that describes my library experience at IU: INTERLIBRARY LOAN!
What is this mysterious word? One might hear it uttered by the librarians once in a while. But interlibrary loan (ILL) is a scholar’s and a casual reader’s best friend. So what the heck is interlibrary loan? Continue reading
- A view of Oliver Winery’s backyard pond, which is a great picnic spot! Photo courtesy of www.tripadvisor.com
Yes. You read that right. Indiana has a wine trail. Indiana produces Continue reading
I just recently retired my 6 year-old Apple Macbook (RIP buddy) and traded it in for a new Macbook Air. Since the beginning of tech time, there has been an eternal tech war about Macs vs. PCs. I had that battle myself Continue reading
I can’t believe that I am 10 weeks into the semester already! Time flies by very quickly when I am jumping from one place to another at IU: work, class, homework and social activities. As a third-semester grad student, I am always surprised by how I am still struggling with my work-life balance. I can be a machine and keep working for hours. Yet, sometimes, I need to learn when to take a break. Fortunately, fall is a great time for breaks (and distractions). Fall is a time for Continue reading
Through my assistantship, I am fortunate to have a stipend. However, I am not rolling around in cash, and my stipend is just enough to feed me, house me, and have a little lift for entertaining me (movies, dinners with friends, and yes, shopping). Yet, I have to be Continue reading
Nature, art, and microbrews are just a few minutes away in Nashville, IN. This quaint little town is located about 15-20 minutes west of Bloomington in Brown County. I especially love going to Nashville, IN Continue reading