Grown-up Dress Up: A Year after Graduation

In university, I fantasized about working downtown. Adult Alexandria would dress nicely. Her black boots hit the pavement. Her steps followed a steady yet quick tempo because the successful and independent Alexandria Angco had a 9 AM meeting. Although she’s 3 minutes late, she emerges out of the elevator without breaking a sweat. Adult Alexandria was a reverie. Continue reading “Grown-up Dress Up: A Year after Graduation”

Dear Freshman, Here Are the 5 Things You Need to Know for University.

My brother started university a few weeks ago. His first week of school was not stressful at all. He only had to navigate through the campus, attend lectures to hear professors read syllabi, and get used to his commute. But now he just finished his first set of midterms and he’s studying for the next. More reading and more writing.

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Not Employed, but Now I Know What I Want

I want a lot of things. I want a job. I want a corgi. I want to apply to grad school and get it in. I want my own home, start a family, travel. I want to succeed. I want to live a life of true joy. I have told myself (and God) about the things I want every day. Yet, I still look for anything that will come close. Anything that tastes similar to what I actually want. Continue reading “Not Employed, but Now I Know What I Want”

DIY Watercolor Palette: Pill Organizer

Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums. I first used it in my grade 10 art class. I suppose it rose quickly to the top of my “favorite mediums” list since it was the first paint I became familiar with. I enjoy the lovely transparency it brings in paintings. I also like how easy it is to clean up compared to other paints such as acrylics. Brushes are quickly cleaned by simply washing them in water. Continue reading “DIY Watercolor Palette: Pill Organizer”

What’s Next?

Last week, I confidently walked up 2 steps to shake hands with two important University of Toronto figures. “Congratulations, high distinction is a great accomplishment” said the UTM Principal. He released my hand from his handshake and I shook the hand of the woman who sat beside him. I complimented her glasses. They were purple and they were shaped like a hexagon. I thanked them once again for congratulating me then turned around to face the crowd. I saw the next duo of students ascend the platform so I made my exit by waving to my parents one story above. Continue reading “What’s Next?”

Job Search Update: May 2016

I kept busy in the month of May by saving pdfs of job openings I found on Indeed, LinkedIn, my campus job board, and the town job board. My hard drive is filled with different revisions of my resume and cover letter. When I reached the middle of May, I realized that I wasn’t keeping up with my networking goal. In fact, I didn’t even try to find people to contact. However, I forced myself to reach out to 2 people. Here’s a quick summary of how May looked for me. Continue reading “Job Search Update: May 2016”