Dearest 20 year old me:

*Before I start – I know that there are a whole heap of other things that have happened in the past couple of weeks that probably warrant more of my time, but I’m also trying to teach myself that self-care is important too, no matter what else is going on. I’m not going to lie. […]

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Focus

It’s that time of the year when I realise how much study (and work) I have to do, and that I may have overcommitted myself in terms of volunteering, as well as going to concerts and talks. I’ve read a lot of books on India and Rushdie (and it’s barely been a month since I […]

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International Celebration of Women in STEM

As a species, we seem to love proclaiming international days for particular things, or events – whether it is for pancakes, peace, friendship, or to combat desertification and drought. Most of these pass us by without a second thought (unless you really, really like pancakes), but there are some that I think deserve more recognition […]

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Happy New Year: Part 2

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 […]

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Review: Brooklyn

I’ve never been a big movie person. Maybe it’s because I didn’t really go to the cinema much when I was young, but I’ve always preferred to sit down and ruin my eyes by staring at words on pages instead of at a giant screen in the dark. That being said, I do always end […]

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Keep Calm and Continue Writing

I’ve been writing for pretty much my whole life, and there have been plenty of ups and downs along the way. I’ve written a thousand words a day for two months, I’ve pressured myself to write fiction even when I knew my heart wasn’t in it, I’ve had writer’s block for about a year, I’ve […]

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