Sometimes, we need to stop beating ourselves up for taking breaks and enjoying life once in a while.
Finally, the long-awaited part of my life has arrived: I am a university freshmen! The past two weeks were full of orientation, camps, making new friends, meeting seniors and professors, having 3am confessions while hungover (not me), and most significant of all- moving into my dormitory. Against the backdrop of change, aka not knowing what... Continue Reading →
This piece of writing was inspired by the news of Dakota Crescent's redevelopment and it explores the intangible values of estates in the historical, cultural and social realms. Advice: You may want to read the Chinese writing below first if you are a Chinese reader, and return to the english introduction afterwards. The following paragraphs... Continue Reading →
Recently, I’ve been reading yaoi manga out of curiosity. And I must say, the contents are… interesting. No sarcasm intended. Personally, I find the yaoi genre (also called Boy’s Love) in Japan quite addictive to the extend that these stories actually reflect the societal problems the LGBT (Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) are facing today.... Continue Reading →
This week has been a self-discovery and realising big epiphanies of love, of life and myself. With the backdrop of watching ‘Before Sunrise’ and reading ‘City of Girls’, these noteworthy seven days have come full circle. You can say that for the past few months, there is a guy I’ve been closer to. While he... Continue Reading →
Everything changes when you are at Disneyland with your friends. The hour-long queues were more bearable, the roller-coaster rides were more thrilling and snapping silly selfies were much much more hilarious. On the third and fourth days, we visited Disneyland and Disnyesea respectively. The whole experience was jaw-dropping. One question that I was dying to... Continue Reading →
‘Dear Claire, we regret to inform you that your scholarship application is unsuccessful.’ This was the reply I received after weeks of waiting. When I received the news, I was not numb, not upset, not disappointed. I was relieved; I was happy. That was when I realised: I’ve been seeking external validation all along and... Continue Reading →