Hi! I’m Going Psycho(logy)! Nice to Meet You
Kia Ora, 你好, Talofa (*insert more greetings here*) and hello! I’m Going Psycho(logy) and it’s very nice to meet you :)
Whether you found me on a random Google search for a song or mental health advice (please seek professional care if this applies to you!), or I put my big boy pants on and plugged this on Reddit and other social media platforms, you’re here for a wild ride.
I’m currently (when this is published/advertised) a second year BHSc/BSc student, majoring in Population Health and Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. I identify as female (she/her) and I am from Malaysia, but grew up in New Zealand since I was a baby.
Since at the time of me writing this, the ‘7 facts about me challenge’ is quite popular, I’ll do it right now (Feel free to comment your own facts! We’re going to be a family!)
- I was born in Malaysia, but I moved to New Zealand when I was a baby. I have Malaysian-Chinese, Indian, French and a ‘mix of some others I don’t know’ blood
- Music is basically my entire life. I play piano, flute, saxophone, violin (albeit, badly) and ukulele and I love to sing. I’m a big fan of musicals, 60s music and jazz (thanks to my music teachers who tortured me during high school — half kidding :p)
- I’m not really a sporty person, but I am a big fan of tennis. I did play in competitions between the ages of 9 and 13, but definitely not Serena Williams or Naomi Osaka level (which btw, I’m a bit jealous about how rich Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez are, even though we are literally the same age!)
- I’m a really big fan of true crime videos and documentaries. The only problem with these is that if I watch these past 9pm, I get really freaked out!
- When I was younger, I wanted to be a pit musician in Broadway musicals, a train driver and an author
- I don’t drink coffee, but I’m a Starbucks frappuccino fanatic and a Gong Cha connoisseur (actually I take that back, apparently my bubble tea preferences are ‘controversial’)
- When I’m sad, my favourite thing to do is wrap up in blankets, turn off the lights and watch bad/funny X Factor auditions
I decided to create this blog as I feel as if there is very little information on both the Health Science and Psychology courses, papers and the potential pathways both degree present. While people may think BHSc and BSc majoring in Psychology are not ideal Bachelor’s degrees, I feel as though this is not a fair representation of either. Degrees are all about what you make them once you graduate — whether you’re looking to become a clinical psychologist, health promoter, policy advisor, medical doctor or looking to postgraduate studies, all paths are valid and I aim to shed a light where I can based on my own research and experiences.
Anyways that’s it from me now. Hopefully you guys will enjoy my blog and a little taste of life at UoA!
Stay safe, stay healthy and stay happy!
Going Psycho(logy) ^.^