🍁 Autumn is here in earnest! 🍁

I was trying to come up with a witty “theme” for this month.


You will see below  (In the next post since this is turning into a 2 parter)… XP it is a bit… Punny?

Anyways. so how did last month’s “Month of Future Career Growth”  go?

  • Create my personal website as a hub to everything I do 
    •  [Started, but not finished] So I’ve got the general outline set up, just working on typing in all of the content – especially under the portfolio section. I haven’t released it to the public yet, but it is almost done, will expect it to be out by November at the latest (don’t hold me to that though!). Sneak Preview!Capture
  • Continue tutoring English (both through the university’s CAES Peer tutor program, and my own IB merchant of Venice ) 
    • {COMPLETED} and continuing! 😀
  • Update CV – my CV is hopelessly out of date
    • {COMPLETED, See last goal page} As seen last time, I’ve finished this already before the month even really started
    • Create and maintain a LinkedIn profile/ digital resume
      • ~ Haven’t Started!~ I was thinking of holding this off until I’ve got my personal website set up, since that way there is something more professional to link to other than my personal blog here.
  • Figure out exchange plans – like actually write out a pro con list, intended transfer courses, get CGPA up (around 3.6), create an estimated cost plan etc
    • [Started, but not finished] This is going to be an ongoing goal thing, as
  • Sign up for internships, scholarships, classes, mentorships,etc
    • ~Haven’t Started!~ No really excuse for this really… need to look into this sometime soon before they are all gone

Not adding an arbitrary score since that was a bit lame XP

So…What about the extras?

  • [Extra] Improve my typing speed to 70wpm. It is ~65wpm right now.
    • I haven’t been doing this, rather I have changed it slightly to speed reading (Schulte table, apps etc) since it seems like a more useful goal
  • [Extra] Perhaps update this blog more than once a month ish, if I have the time. Maybe an update on how Carousell is going, or some how to college type post for the freshmen?
    • Nope didn’t happen, then again I’m heading into mid terms, sooo….. yeah

Anyways, splitting this up so I can stop procrastinating on revision and revisit this next week when things cool off a bit and become less crazy. So yeah!

Happy (late) Mid-autumn festival and look forward to finishing these midterms!



Some Housekeeping!

As I am updating my various blogs, it occurs to me that there may be some overlap or confusion as to which each site is for. So here is just a quick overview of everything.

This website will serve as the “hub” if you will for everything (at least for now, who knows about the future). I might make this post a separate page, again depending on future stuff.

  • My (Rebecca’s) IB CAS Blog [No longer Updated]
    • As it says on the tin. Since I have graduated and completed IB already, it won’t be updated. It’s just there as an example of how to do CAS reflections for future IBers (as well as a badge of pride for me since it got to the front page of google :P) If only my other websites had that much love…
  • NerdyHistoryNotes Website {Not open to the public… yet}
    • A history resource website that I am working on in my free time. It was originally going to be focused on the IB curriculum, but since it recently changed, it is going to be a more general historiography website
  • NerdyHistoryNotes Blog
    • Development and Update blog for the main website. I’ll probably migrate the current weekly updates to another blog after the main website goes live, so that it is neater. Basically it it just hisoty related stuff for now.
  • A Pondering Papaya
    • My personal blog (and where you are now :P). These are just going to be my thoughts about random stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere else, since I don’t want any of my opinions to be put on any of the more “factual” sites. There isn’t really a theme here or a method to the madness, more of just me talking about stuff that I find interesting
  • hKUDOS 
    • This is my university’s student blog that I am a part of and contribute to. At the moment, I haven’t published anything on it (just got accepted this semester after all!) But that will change around March of this year. (and unlike my history websites, this deadline will actually be met regardless of school stuff :P).
    • Disclaimer: Note that my reflections on “A Pondering Papaya” are not reflective of my university’s thoughts etc. My writing at hKUDOS will be a bit different from the stuff here (ie more professional, actually edited, less wild etc). Just putting the link here since it is a blog I am a part of, but there will be no overlap between the two blogs as I will be keeping my personal stuff away from my professional stuff
  • Future projects ;P…?
    • Well, not at the moment, Uni is already keeping me busy enough at the moment. But all bets are off in the summer break though!

So yeah that’s it for now, just wanted to get this out there as a way for people who happen to stumble onto her a way of figuring out what is going on 😀