Tuesday, July 31, 2012

When Memory Fails

I'm not sure if I've always had such problems with my memory, but ever since grade 9 or 10, I have had trouble remembering things.

Of course, it's nothing as severe as not remembering my name or address (actually, it took me a while to remember my new address when I moved...), but it's significant enough to be noticeable. For example, when seeing the titles of books that I have read just a year ago, I would sometimes be unable to recall anything about it and would have to search up the plot summary to evoke any memory of it.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Summer Update

I have only had one post in the past 40 days or so, and that post wasn't even something that required a lot of time— I merely copied and pasted one of my economics assignment.

The question is— why? Shouldn't I have a lot of time due to summer vacation?

Well, throughout July, I have been in an intense camp called Shad Valley, where I participated in various activities from 9 o'clock in the morning to 10 at night. This is not to take into account the time for breakfast, showering, and Skyping my parents. So basically, I had nearly no time nor energy to update the blog.

For August, I probably won't be able to spend a lot of time on the blog either. I have an internship starting on August 7th, and it's from 9 to 5— it's longer than school! I am also volunteering at a hospital once every week, and there are just so many things that I want to fit into the tight summer schedule: applying for scholarships, reading novels, going to Bible studies, etc.

Still, I plan to write a blog post for every novel that I read, as well as one for my month-long experience at Shad Valley. I will do my best to make sure that I fulfill this goal!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Exclusive Interview With Adam Marx, on the Challenges Faced by University Graduates When Starting a Family

Note: This is my economic assignment, exactly as it was submitted onto the students works blog
Posted: Jun 14, 2012, by ___, New Life reporter

Nobel Prize winning economist Adam Marx is known for his studies about how different demographics make their economic decisions differently. In recent years, he has been focusing his studies on the challenges faced by the younger generation, especially university graduates.

Adam Marx speaks with New Life about the challenges that university graduates will face when they try to start a family. This is the first part of a series of exclusive interviews with economists to talk about the main challenges faced by different demographics.

To listen to the original interview, click here.