Contact Me

Contact Me
Contact Me

Working Mom Blogger

Working Mom Blogger
Working Mom Blogger

Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness
© Joyce Rachel Lee-Bates 2007-2016. Powered by Blogger.



8 Smart Tips That You Can Use to Manage Your Online Study Time

In today's digitally-driven world, managing your online study time is a crucial skill for academic success. With the abundance of distractions just a click away, effective time management techniques are essential to maintain focus, productivity, and ultimately, achieve your learning goals.
Whether you're navigating virtual classrooms, online lectures, or self-paced courses, finding the right balance between studying and other online activities is key to optimizing your educational experience.
By implementing strategies tailored to your individual needs and preferences, you can harness the power of technology to enhance your learning journey while avoiding the pitfalls of procrastination and digital overload.

Here are 8 smart tips that you can use to manage your online study time.


#1 - Find a Right Study Space

Find an ideal study space to cultivate a positive mindset and enhance your motivation conducive for studying. Take into consideration these factors: comfortable seating, adequate lighting, minimal noise.

#2 - Devices & Internet

 Ensure that your study devices such as laptop, tablet or smartphone are working well and your internet connectivity is stable. If you plan to study on the go, ensure your devices are fully charged or pack along portable charging devices.

#3 - Study Planner

Keep a study planner to allocate time commitment for each course/subject to ensure you don’t find yourself rushing at the last minute.

#4 - Study Notes

Taking notes while attending online classes is an effective and helpful way to capture key points for quick reference during revision later.

#5 - Break Tasks Down

Understand your course schedule, along with the required resources, and create a study timetable that breaks down tasks into manageable segments.

#6 - Seek Support

 You’re not alone. Reach out to relevant personnel for help, support, and advice regarding academic and non-academic challenges that you face throughout your course.

#7 - Pace Yourself

Take a moment to step back and acknowledge that it’s okay to take time-off throughout your study journey. Save your energy for when you can fully commit to your studies on another day.

#8 - Self Care First

Never doubt your abilities even on difficult days. Reward yourself for your hard work with small treats and celebrations to acknowledge your accomplishments.

Download the Infographic


2024 Dragon CNY & Valentine's Day

This year, my family and I went back to Kuala Terengganu for the Year of the Dragon's CNY celebrations and holidays. It was a time of togetherness, joy and happiness, marking the start of a brand new year filled with hope, prosperity, and boundless blessings!


The post above showcased our meals when we were back in Kuala Terengganu. The first photo showed an ensemble of homemade nasi lemak. That homemade sambal petai by my MIL was awesome!


The rest of the photos were about our CNY eve dinner dishes and snacks. The "tong sui" or Chinese sweet soup was a dessert I looked forward to!


From the post above, it's about #makanmakan during our stay in Kuala Terengganu.

1 & 2 - Nasi minyak & sate
3 - MIL's soy sauce chicken dish, crab cakes & roast pork
4 - Steamed keropok lekor
5 - Homemade musang king durian ice cream
6 - Local breakfast (laksang, kayu keramat, karipap)
7 - Nasi ayam
8 - Sotong celup tepung
9 - Homemade fried nian gao


Hubby and I then went to Cherating to spend our Valentine's Day. 😍❤️


Simple Pork & Bacon Burger and Pork & Potato Patties (Recipes)


Simple Pork & Bacon Burger



Burger buns, pork patties, pork bacon, cheese slices, tomato slices (or any veggies you like), any sauce you like


First, I pan-fried the pork bacon slices without oil in a frying pan, because they will release oil when they are pan-fried.
Then, I used the leftover oil to pan-fry the pork patties. After scraping off burnt bits from the pan, I used the remaining oil to slightly char the burger buns.

Then, just assemble everything into a burger to your liking! I only have tomatoes at home, or else I'd have added some lettuce and gherkins too.

I like my burger dry, without any sauce dripping all over my plate. Haha. You can add your favorite sauce if you like.
Now, let's move on to the next recipe.


Pork & Potato Patties


400g ground pork
2 large potatoes, peeled and chunks
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup Korean pancake flour mix
1 large egg, beaten
Cooking oil for frying

How to:

1. Boil the potatoes chunks until fork tender. Drain and mash them slightly.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, mashed cooked potatoes, chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Add pancake flour mix and beaten egg to bind the mixture together.
3. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Take a portion of the mixture and shape it into a patty. Make a few patties at one go.
4. Place the patties in the frying pan and cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and cooked through. You just have to eyeball them.
5. Once cooked, transfer the patties to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Serve hot!

My Weekly Roundup | Three Inspirational Posts


7 Visuals that Will Change How You See the World


Top 4 Productivity Methods


7 Different Types of Rest