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Stress­ful Sixth

4 July 2015

A lit­tle recount of my June 2015.

Anx­i­ety is the dizzi­ness of free­dom.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

This month has been absolute­ly crazy with exam sea­son. Even just think­ing about it makes me want to puke out of anx­i­ety. I used to say I work bet­ter under pres­sure but after this exam peri­od I realised how much more organ­ised I need to be next time round. Not that I’m not already organ­ised. I stayed on top of my work­load through­out the semes­ter; but it was just fine-tun­ing my notes to make them suit­able for exams. I real­ly should move onto some­thing else before I actu­al­ly puke. God, I hate exams. Besides the first half of the month being an absolute bug­ger, I fin­ished my exams on the 23rd and enjoyed a short break before I went to Hill­song Con­fer­ence (post com­ing soon). Quite sur­pris­ing­ly, I didn’t feel that free at all even though I was on hol­i­day. I still went to work — yes I still tutor kids, and still had lit­tle errands to do. Not as stress­ful as the study­ing and cram­ming I did pre­vi­ous­ly but I still felt anx­ious doing sim­ple things. Just hop­ing this is a side effect of being over-stressed and that it’ll go away.

For those fol­low­ing me on Insta­gram, you may have noticed that I’ve recent­ly been obsessed with a rus­tic colour palette that has very neu­tral and clean tones. My style has always been quite min­i­mal but I’ve tak­en an extra step late­ly by only shoot­ing scenes or objects that are black, white, grey and nature-toned. It’s quite sat­is­fy­ing, actu­al­ly.

After I fin­ished all of my exams, my par­ents and I decid­ed to have a lit­tle lunch date at one of my favourite restau­rants, Méji­co. Their steak is one of my favourites and so is their affoga­to, which you can see here. There was alco­hol and cof­fee on either side of the coconut ice cream. I’ve actu­al­ly nev­er had an affoga­to ever and I instant­ly fell in love because it tast­ed like heav­en. I def­i­nite­ly have to go back there and have that again before this hol­i­day break fin­ish­es. But I have to be spar­ing because every time we go to that restau­rant our wal­lets cry a lit­tle. But it’s so worth it. #food­i­etalk

As I men­tioned ear­li­er in this post, my hol­i­days haven’t real­ly felt like a break because I’ve actu­al­ly been quite busy with oth­er things unre­lat­ed with uni, so despite hav­ing fin­ished my exams I feel like I have yet been able to ful­ly recu­per­ate. I think today would be the first day I’ve actu­al­ly been able to say that I’m on hol­i­days because I slept in, caught up on shows, blogged half a day, read some blogs, watched YouTube videos, and might start either Sher­lock or Game of Thrones tonight. Peo­ple say Sher­lock is real­ly good but I’m scared I’ll be obsessed with it and watch it all at once. Anoth­er option would be Orange is the New Black because I have friends that keep telling me to watch it and I saw the trail­er fell in love with Crazy Eyes.

Some Suggestions

  • Exam stress is such a hor­ri­ble feel­ing that accom­pa­nies exam sea­son. But we can reduce it by learn­ing and improv­ing next time 🙂
    Reward your hard work by tak­ing a break. Hope you are able to relax and have fun dur­ing this time 🙂

    paradigm-kiss.blogspot.com

  • Exam stress is such a hor­ri­ble feel­ing that accom­pa­nies exam sea­son. But we can reduce it by learn­ing and improv­ing next time 🙂
    Reward your hard work by tak­ing a break. Hope you are able to relax and have fun dur­ing this time 🙂

    paradigm-kiss.blogspot.com

  • vik­to­ria

    beau­ti­ful pho­tos

    http://thedaydreamings.blogspot.com/

  • vik­to­ria

    beau­ti­ful pho­tos

    http://thedaydreamings.blogspot.com/

  • Ugh exams! Jef­frey, I real­ly hope you get to expe­ri­ence a real Hol­i­day soon. I know how you feel, even if you’re done with uni-relat­ed things, it still feels like there are a mil­lion oth­er things you have to do that got put on hold because of uni. This week­end in the states is a long week­end for me, but I still feel pressed for time for some rea­son, even though I’ve fin­ished all my school work for the week. Glad to hear that you were able to at least take one day to your­self; enjoy your favorite restau­rant and your favorite things to do! This is real­ly the only way to destress. I’ve been real­ly lov­ing my bath time late­ly; it’s the only thing I have time for, that relieves stress from work and school.

    I high­ly rec­om­mend Sher­lock; I will warn you, you WILL get addict­ed. I binged watched it and now I am anx­ious­ly await­ing the next episode/season. What­ev­er you choose, I hope you enjoy! <3 ^_^

  • Ugh exams! Jef­frey, I real­ly hope you get to expe­ri­ence a real Hol­i­day soon. I know how you feel, even if you’re done with uni-relat­ed things, it still feels like there are a mil­lion oth­er things you have to do that got put on hold because of uni. This week­end in the states is a long week­end for me, but I still feel pressed for time for some rea­son, even though I’ve fin­ished all my school work for the week. Glad to hear that you were able to at least take one day to your­self; enjoy your favorite restau­rant and your favorite things to do! This is real­ly the only way to destress. I’ve been real­ly lov­ing my bath time late­ly; it’s the only thing I have time for, that relieves stress from work and school.

    I high­ly rec­om­mend Sher­lock; I will warn you, you WILL get addict­ed. I binged watched it and now I am anx­ious­ly await­ing the next episode/season. What­ev­er you choose, I hope you enjoy! <3 ^_^

  • Albert Wijaya

    Beau­ti­ful moody pho­tos, love your tone 🙂

    Best, Albert | Palm­ing Peb­bles

  • Albert Wijaya

    Beau­ti­ful moody pho­tos, love your tone 🙂

    Best, Albert | Palm­ing Peb­bles

  • despite my love for hap­py col­ors, a neu­tral and clean tones in your pho­tographs is like a breath of fresh air. love your work as always J, and p.s you would total­ly be obsessed with Sher­lock and watch it all in a day, I did! haha x

  • despite my love for hap­py col­ors, a neu­tral and clean tones in your pho­tographs is like a breath of fresh air. love your work as always J, and p.s you would total­ly be obsessed with Sher­lock and watch it all in a day, I did! haha x

  • Beau­ty Fol­low­er

    Good morn­ing!

    Great shots 🙂

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

  • Beau­ty Fol­low­er

    Good morn­ing!

    Great shots 🙂

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

  • Rakel
  • Rakel
  • One can’t sim­ply NOT like Sher­lock, you deserved it after all the exam mad­ness. Enjoy and share your thoughts 🙂

    Sep­tem­ber Rules

  • One can’t sim­ply NOT like Sher­lock, you deserved it after all the exam mad­ness. Enjoy and share your thoughts 🙂

    Sep­tem­ber Rules

  • Haven’t seen Sher­lock! Actu­al­ly, nev­er heard about it, I guess. Game of Thrones is some­thing out of this world, you must not lose it! I didn’t love OINB, spe­cial­ly sec­ond sea­son. It is real­ly like a soap opera and the star just can’t cry. Nev­er!
    P.S. Still mad­ly in love with your aes­thet­ic notion.

  • Haven’t seen Sher­lock! Actu­al­ly, nev­er heard about it, I guess. Game of Thrones is some­thing out of this world, you must not lose it! I didn’t love OINB, spe­cial­ly sec­ond sea­son. It is real­ly like a soap opera and the star just can’t cry. Nev­er!
    P.S. Still mad­ly in love with your aes­thet­ic notion.