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The Flowers of my Chest

I dreamed of flowers with a hundred shades of red, So beautiful, fragrance so sweet. If only they lay upon my breast, Instead, they grew from a once human chest, Skin soft, still untouched by times heavy burden. Emerging, they … Continue reading

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The Adventure of Zara the Academic Zombie

Episodes of Zara the academic Zombie Part One: Meet Shani In a little tucked away part of the Universe, dwarfed by many, seemly, more important planets was the world Elysium. This world was divided into four lands, roughly the size … Continue reading

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Motivational Poem

Don’t Quit When Things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and debts are high, And you want to Smile but have to sigh. When care is pressing … Continue reading

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Eat That Frog!

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in … Continue reading

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The singularity…

The Singularity Definition, well, it’s the state, fact, quality or condition of being singular. In the physics and mathematics realm, it takes on a more interesting interpretation. It is defined as the point at which a function (something) takes an … Continue reading

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Lecturing: The Teaching Assistant Experience

Last year, I started lecturing a course on Personology, which is orientated around the personality and behavioural tendencies. There were a few things that I struggled with when embarking on this new form of employment. The first was sounding bold … Continue reading

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Motivation Is Garbage

I recently came across a video on Facebook titled: “Why motivation is garbage”. The first thought that crossed my mind was: “What? That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Motivation is what drives us to achieve our goals”. … Continue reading

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All work and no play….

For many of us, being a postgraduate student have become synonymous with not setting aside time for ourselves given the demanding nature of the degrees which we are enrolled for. You simply must make time for yourself. We all know … Continue reading

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The postgrad: An unexpected journey

“We are plain quiet folk, and I have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, and uncomfortable things.” ― Bilbo Baggins There are times when I prove to myself that I care about my general well-being. Registering for a PhD probably … Continue reading

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In between MA and PhD

It happened, I am not sure when. I find myself traversing an ocean of doubts. There is a quality of being lost that frays at me. The doubt waves lapping and wearing me thin. Each wave pushing and pulling me … Continue reading

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