An Anxious Student in a Foreign Country

by Kuma

Hallo, pals! Miss us much?

While Peach is busy being a Korean diva and working her butt off at the Korean Centre, I travelled to Singapore for my studies. (Yes, more studies, MOAR  😈)


First impression: Absolute bliss. First few days I was like a tourist, I spent my time hopping on and off the bus, and familiarising myself with the super efficient SMRT system. I ate out a lot, finally paid a visit to DAISO (oh Daiso! the land where everything is $2), bought weather-friendly clothes (MUJI and COTTON ON ❤ ), and did the usual touristy attractions. I was blown away by the convenience of living in this tiny country. Again, these were only the first few days, what was referred to as the “Honeymoon Period” in a talk at my University. When everything is glorious, attractive, and you’re basically a sport and willing to accept a new place as your own for the next year or so.

~One Week Later

Continue reading


Gearing Up for Postgraduate Study: A Guide to Competitive Tests!

by Kuma


It’s that time of the year, again. When university applications are on the brink of opening up for hopeful students, the world over. A lot of us would be gearing up to fulfil the requirements of our dream universities, with a constricted throat, and a palpitating heart!

Scary as it may be, this is the perfect time to begin working on your college applications, as it gives you time to align your tasks, and tick them off one by one, avoiding any last minute anxiety!

The first step to all college applications, however, should be taking any competitive tests that are relevant to your chosen degree. The most important ones are, of course, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, and IELTS.

Continue reading

Why it is hard being an ‘International Student’.

by Kuma


When you decide to study in a foreign country, i.e. a country different from the one where your mother gave birth to you, then there are certain parameters that need to be considered and weighted.

It is not just about the course, or the university. Mostly, it is about financing your education and the future prospects of procuring returns.

Continue reading