Looking back to reminisce on this year, I have nothing but fond memories in my life as an AMBS student. For my course (MSc Organisational Psychology), we have lessons only on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am to 5pm. On those days, I typically attend classes and head home right after to make a homecooked meal with my flatmates. On a more eventful day, I start my day by doing some exercises in my room and then making some breakfast and coffee. Then, I spend a few hours revising the coursework for the week, work on any assignments, and read papers to prepare for the next class. Later in the afternoon, I spend some time in the city centre with some friends at a café, as well as running errands and grabbing anything on my shopping list, such as groceries. In the evening, I prepare dinner with my flatmates and sometimes invite our friends over for a get-together. If there is an event that night, we will go for a night out together and grab some drinks to end the day.
Coming back to Singapore, I have had to readjust my lifestyle and I definitely miss the social support I used to have being surrounded by friends and course mates. A typical day of mine at the moment would be to watch podcasts of online lectures, self-study for exams, and work on assignments. It definitely requires a lot of self-discipline to do online learning as there is no physical presence of a class and studying is left entirely up to individuals. I have learnt to adapt by getting on video calls with my course mates so that we can all motivate one another and clarify any questions one of us may have. There is a vast difference in life right now that I believe all of us are experiencing, but it is important that we remain positive and make the most out of what we have, instead of being beaten down by the circumstances. Despite the various lockdown measures, it can be helpful to take in some fresh air while shopping for essentials and go out for exercises safely every now and then. For this month’s image I have included a view of a recent sunset in Singapore, all of which have been beautiful…apparently from the reduction of pollution. Enjoy!