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Musings from P1

It’s been a little over two months since I first stepped foot into INSEAD, and here we are: the last day of final exams. To say that time has flown by quickly is an understatement. As I look back at… Continue Reading →

Happily Divorced at 31!

Fifteen months ago, on June 7, 2016, I divorced my best friend of 10 years and husband of 2 years. I spent the next two weeks sitting on a seafoam green couch, staring at the half-empty, one-bedroom apartment on Michigan… Continue Reading →

Being Genuine, the Guiding Principle for My INSEAD Year

  Even up till this moment, I’m still surprised by the fact that my MBA will officially kick off in a week’s time, even though I have been preparing myself for it for almost a year. But actually I should… Continue Reading →

Sufi Poet at INSEAD

We were born in the same townhouse in Chicago, but we never got along as children. My cousin was 9 months older and was always taller, fairer, and prettier. She was popular everywhere she went. As a young adult, I… Continue Reading →

Be confident! Keep it up!

Celebrating the end of P1, I am now on the way to Bagan, a northern Myanmar city located 600 km from Yangon, with my 25 friends from the same batch. I didn’t know this city until I met another Japanese… Continue Reading →

Gender Inequality & How INSEAD Can Help You Fight It

Aside Marie Curie, can you name a female inventor? This question was posed to me back in December 2016, during the INSEAD Women in Business conference at Bloomberg’s offices in Singapore. I was ashamed of myself for not being able… Continue Reading →

Spin the Globe

The overwhelming joy of welcoming my mom to INSEAD was indescribable. I was beaming. She has never seen me happier. And it’s only been 6 weeks since I arrived in Singapore! When she asked how my quiz went that morning,… Continue Reading →

When You Want Something, the Universe Conspires to Help You

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”. This is one of my favourite quotes by my favourite author, Paulo Coelho, and it best reflects how I feel at INSEAD these days. In addition,… Continue Reading →

#1MBA #2017 #INSEAD

With tons of social, career, academic activities running in parallel during the day at INSEAD, I hardly ever have problems staying asleep at night. But on Monday January 31st, I woke up before 5am feeling somewhat uneasy. I reached out… Continue Reading →

INSEAD: MBA powered by Mindfulness

Since we arrived at INSEAD about 3 weeks ago, there’s been a tremendous amount of encouragement and support for us to develop a mindfulness practice. Yes, that’s right – the #1 international MBA program teaches its students about the importance… Continue Reading →

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