People tell me London has gloomy, rainy weather but no one told me that I would experience different seasons in a day! It was sunny in the day, gloomy in the afternoon, rained and snowed in the evening and freezing at night. It was definitely an experience especially tracking back after a night out at 4am.
Yes, since I have lived in London, we talk about weather everyday!
Back to Tate. A friend and I decided to visit Tate modem spontaneously and I just realized that it was my first museum that I have visited in London! I am a fan of getting lost in museums. Tate had the upper section all free to the public which was nice and what we explored. They had some renaissance, contemporary paintings as well as photographs and a random little section of tribal dolls sponsored by McDonald’s! Haha. It was quite random and a little creepy looking. Overall the museum was nice to visit and there is another section exhibiting turner’s artwork (I am dying to go). It isn’t big compared to the other museums I have been to (e.g. Moma or the Getty) but really cozy.
I get this a lot but I am sure other psychology students do as well. When I tell people/friends/strangers that I am studying psychology, one of the most common question they ask is ‘Can you read my mind?’. It is quite funny to be honest, the associations people have about psychology majors.
It wasn’t until I started my masters program that I understood where this perception came about. Sigmund Freud, one of the pioneers of psychology is definitely responsible for this. Many people who know a little about psychology or studying it may not have good impressions on him. Yes, he is the one that talked about interpreting dreams or that babies are in love with their parents etc. On the surface, it just seems so bizarre and ridiculous especially with the current psychology focusing on cognitive and neurodevelopment research. The more I am reading about him and into the early bit of psychology, I am understanding where he was coming from and the many contributions that he did. Reading through his papers was definitely not easy but guess what I did it (together with my cohort – we struggled).
My experience has taught me not only about persevering through difficult reads, but also not to be too quick to judge. It is easy to criticize something you don’t understood but take time and let it digest.
And back to reading minds, I do believe that psychology majors are actually more observant to human behaviors that may contribute to people’s perception of us!
I am a huge fan of Haruki Murakami, a Japanese writer (you could probably tell from his name!). I have read a couple of his books and my favorite is definitely Norwegian Wood. Below are some of my favorite quotes from him:
“But who can say what’s best? That’s why you need to grab whatever chance you have of happiness where you find it, and not worry about other people too much. My experience tells me that we get no more than two or three such chances in a life time, and if we let them go, we regret it for the rest of our lives.”
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
I am not a girl who uses plenty of make up or rather knows how to use it actually. Today, I decided to turn to my girly side and splurged on some products with the help of a good friend 🙂 nothing is as essential as a primer, some concealer and a nice lipstick! I opted for the pretty packaging and basics from benefit, a San Fran based brand. They are really light weight and good for the skin (as I was told)! Of course, a pretty lipstick from Dior is a must! It is a sweet color that I could use daily or for a night out!