Many of you who know me will know I have imposter syndrome that fluctuates from day to day (sometimes from hour to hour?). Sometimes I’m okay with it and I can deal with it, and sometimes it pushes against my brain and I feel almost paralysed by it. I know I’m an okay (even a […]

I’m usually not one for new year’s resolutions, but I’m entering the first year of my adult life without any kind of solid plan, which is freaking me out to no end. (The first of January isn’t even the *proper* new year, because everyone knows Chinese/Lunar New Year is what actually matters, but I will […]

One of my friends alerted me to the fact that one of my former teachers had passed away early yesterday evening. I knew she had been battling cancer, though I didn’t know much more than that, and I knew that we had been planning to catch up for ages – plans that seemed to always […]

In The Paper House, Anna Spargo-Ryan explores the intricacies of family, grief, mental illness, and what happens when all three of these combine in an unexplainable, incomprehensible manner. Heather, Spargo-Ryan’s protagonist, suffers an incredible loss at the beginning of the novel, and before long, we are swept up on a journey that looks forwards, backwards, and most importantly, inside […]

For me, this is the *real* new year. Yes, I am a heathen who is governed by the moon. (Interestingly, my favourite Chinese festival is actually Mid-Autumn festival, and moon cakes are possibly the best edible treats in the world). I’ve always loved the stories that come with each festival, and spring festival (otherwise known […]