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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
    • viktoria
    • 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 🙂

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    • 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.