Learning when to say no

I’ve learned a lot since I started to get involved in extracurricular activities in high school, volunteer and leadership opportunities during university, as well as full-time and part-time jobs that I have taken the last few years, along with the roles that I have taken on here in Mongolia. Reflecting on these experiences, I think […]

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Back in UB

Good The commute to UB was long (YVR-PEK-ULN), with an 18-hour layover in Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), but overall it went smoothly. My luggage was not lost, I managed to sleep in Beijing’s transit hotel in Terminal 3, and it was comfortable overall. Seeing the MC and the members was really nice. When I […]

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Passion Do’s and Don’ts

After I finished my internship with Canada Wide Media last year, I received several parting gifts. Among them was a book written by Peter Legge called The Runway of Life. I didn’t have a chance to read thoroughly until now, but one of the things that really struck me when I was reading the book […]

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Fluidity

I had dinner with a friend on Friday night. We were catching up both with our own lives, as well as the lives of the people that we both were friends with. Many of my friends in Vancouver seem to have moved on to different phases in their lives. Some have graduated, some have taken […]

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Reflections on 2013

Having recently returned to Vancouver for the Christmas holidays, I have had the opportunity to think about 2013. The following list sums up what I have been reflecting on. 1. Uncomfortable This year has been uncomfortable. I never meant to be outside of my comfort zone in 2013; in fact, I was actually planning on […]

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To the future

It is already December, which means that it is almost the end of 2013. It also means that I am almost halfway through my volunteer stint with AIESEC Mongolia. Increasingly the last few weeks, my teammates and I have been talking about the future. What are we going to do next? What does the future […]

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November Wrap-Up

It’s been a while since I posted. November has been a bit crazy, so I will provide some brief updates! Winter is coming Note that it is still coming. It hasn’t arrived yet. Apparently, this is not yet winter. Career Week TK and the Organizing Team for Career Week worked extremely hard to organize Career […]

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Approachability

A few weeks ago, I was in the office delivering training sessions to some students who recently joined AIESEC. During a discussion about first impressions, one of the new members mentioned that I needed to make myself more approachable. In many ways, I got the same feedback from other people, including the MC team here […]

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