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Choosing a University

This post is for all the prospective students looking for the perfect university to go to! I’m sharing some ideas to think about when selecting some universities to apply to and for picking your final university. I know for many of you, this post has come too late: you have already selected a university and …



Ladies and gentlemen, I am very PROUD to announce that after 3 years of student loan repayments, I am finally DEBT-FREE today! 😀 All before turning 25 as planned! It hadn’t been easy and at times, it was truly depressing, but I’ve come out of this a more financially stable and happy person.  I would …


24 Things I Learned in Life

With one month to go before I turn a quarter of a century, I’ve come up with a list of things I’ve learned the last 24 years (in no particular order of importance). Chicken noodle soup is a must have when you’re ill. Thank you whoever invented Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup! Wooden roller coasters are …


The Benefits of having a Tangerine Account

As Christmas and other holidays are fast approaching, I would like to give you another little gift: a $50 bonus when you open a new Tangerine bank account! I’ve been saving with Tangerine since June 2012. Since then, I’ve lived financially stress-free. Why? NO bank fees to worry about I get to earn interest every …

Heidelberg Travel

OBW Report: Dreams Come True

Home Univeristy: Queen’s University Host University: Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Period of stay: Sept 2008-July 2009 Eleven years ago, I first arrived in Heidelberg on a summery day in June. I was nine then, wasn’t interested in school nor the prospect of going to university – not to mention that I didn’t think I was smart enough …


Sunday is a Day of Rest

In Germany (or at least in Heidelberg), just about everything is closed on Sundays. Only a handful of cafes remain opened (Starbucks, for example). This explains why Saturday is probably the most crowded day of the week when everyone rushes to the shops and markets to buy the necessities needed for the week[end]. Sunday is …