The Cure To Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which an individual constantly doubts his/her successes and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as incompetent. Looking back at the past year, I have done so much more than my younger self would have ever dreamed of. In the past year, I have done the following: Road tripped... Continue Reading →


Reviving 唐诗 (Tang Poetry) in the 21st Century.

As the semester drew to a close, I submitted my last classical Chinese essay-- detailing the psychological significance of Pre-Tang ghost stories on Chinese ethics, I felt a wave of relief and at the same time, confusion. What now? I shared a love-hate relationship with (文言文)Classical Chinese. Across the dynasties, from Confucius to Sun Tze... Continue Reading →

The Daily Show Decaying

Growing up, I was always a fan of Jon Stewart's Daily Show with his news-styled satire comedy show. Here is a sample of his genius.  I found myself enraptured whenever he was presenting his "news". He had a razor sharp political acumen in highlighting the bipartisan gridlock in the Senate, the dangerous feedback loop of the... Continue Reading →

The Discipline of High Kneeling

I told myself that I would write something and post weekly on my blog (regardless of what happened) and then this past two weeks happened. Amidst the mad rush of things, I found it increasingly difficult to actually write stuff and formalise my thoughts. My brain has been caught up in a smorgasbord of thoughts,... Continue Reading →

Getting Exam Ready

Victoria Junior College has always held a special place in my heart because the philosophy of grinding it out, working hard as reflected in the school's motto of "Nil Sine Labore" has truly left a lasting impact on me. The motto was not mere words, but they were etched into the fabric and culture of... Continue Reading →

Loved: Past or Present?

Recently I started a project with a few friends called "Loved", where we were calling for submissions of items, photos and stories of people who, simply put have/had/attempted to have a romantic relationship. Our aspirations were to hopefully gain enough traction so that we can eventually turn this into a physical exhibition where we can... Continue Reading →

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