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April 23, 2018

I know, I haven't blogged for a long time, so let's just get that out of the way now. Warning: It’s a long post. What can I say, I’ve got several months’ worth of blah-blahs to make up for.

The practical reason for it is that I was, honestly, just incredibly busy. I work a full-time day job for 40-50+ hours a week. I’ve been spending a lot of time studying...

October 19, 2017

#MeToo.

For the time I stood in a crowd and had a man press himself up against me, feeling his hot and unwelcome breath on the back of my neck as he tried to place his hands on me, so that even after I turned to face and stop him and the coward bolted, I took four showers in a row in the hottest water I could stand when I went home that night. I still felt...

September 13, 2017

When I was applying for university at the tender age of 15 (yes, I went young and began my freshman year aged 16), there was one that stood out among the others: Tufts University. It was a great school – part of the “New Ivy League”, with prestigious alumni, and a Goldilocks-esque campus that wasn’t too big yet wasn’t too small. But that was the case for...

July 1, 2017

In books and the movies, goodbyes are often an extended process. The main character gets the chance to sit by their ill-fated loved one's bedside and hold their hand, looking deep into their eyes before saying all of the words they had always longed to say, before they drift off forevermore. The hero gets the chance to pause and deliver a smooth catchphra...

June 27, 2017

It's perhaps one of the most common storylines in Hollywood movies, right up there with the "Wacky yet adorkable hero/heroine moves to a new place where they're treated like a weirdo and encounter a series of upsetting disasters until the whole town falls in love with them just for their crazy ways", "Tightly wound office worker who has diligently followe...

April 28, 2017

Ok, the title of this post is a little misleading. You see, it harks to the now ubiquitous expression #SorryNotSorry, which as well all know is used to feistily symbolize someone feeling completely unapologetic for whatever they've just said or done preceding that phrase (or post, since it's an #InstagramFavourite). And while I could probably write a whol...

January 23, 2017

In 2001, a book written by American author, lawyer, and Yale Law School professor Amy Chua called "Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother" made headlines around the world. It was one that my fellow East Asian (and half East Asian) friends and I could instantly relate to: "It's like the story of my life, sort of!" we exclaimed. The book's summary reads as such: "...

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In It To Win It: The Triumphs and Accolades at Lausanne's Olympic Museum

April 25, 2018

Return of the Mac

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Georgia On My Mind: Batumi, Eurasia's Pearl of the Black Sea

October 25, 2017

Flying Solo

October 23, 2017

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