Can you recall a time when you missed an important train or bus? You run as fast as you can but still, the door closes in your face. I almost experienced one of those moments on my return trip home from Montreal. How I avoided this disaster is an example of what happens when you accept the situation with optimism.
On a bright, sunny, clear, brisk morning, I am walking towards the subway station with my backpack and my bag of thoughts. As I stand in front of the subway gate, just a few feet away from the entrance, a musician starts his daily performance. His hands dance across the keyboard and his feet tap… Continue reading Moment to Moment
Every night of our sleeping lives, we wander through an alternate dimension of reality. In our dreams, we feel intense fear, sorrow, joy, and rage. We commit crimes; we suffer tragedies; sometimes we experience the greatest joy; sometimes we fly; sometimes we die. Dreams are some of the most private things that we can ever… Continue reading Keep on Dreaming
Architecture school was a life changer for me. Despite the gruelling design courses, overwhelming workload and countless all-nighters, I would choose it all over again in a heartbeat. From learning about theory and history on one side, to design, engineering, and politics on the other, architecture has equipped me with a holistic view of the… Continue reading Advice: How to Make the Most Out of Architecture School
When the school principal called my house, I knew I was in trouble. See, I thought I had gotten away with skipping 85 out of 97 classes in my Grade 9 year. But I was wrong and now my parents know all about it. We go through thousands of experiences every day, some simple some… Continue reading Reflection: 3 Defining Moments of My Life
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons" This line is from a poem by T.S Elliot called “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock”. The man who speaks this quote is one who carries deep regrets. Prufrock is a middle-aged man who tries multiple times to ask out a women but never has the… Continue reading Reflection: How Do You Measure Your Life?
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. It was the moment of epiphany; it was the moment of despair. We were trenching on grass; we were trenching in snow. We experienced the most difficult times; we experienced the most effortless times. In short, it was one of the most intensive… Continue reading Reflection: The Climb