Roy Lim
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Just What Is It With Love?

It all started with a conversation. I was talking to my friend Bernard a day before the oh-it’s-that-day-again Valentine’s day. For some of my long-time companions, Bernard included, ̶…

Manga Linguistics 101: Onomatopoeias

English speakers do not usually pay much attention to onomatopoeias. Yes, these literary devices help us to agree that dogs bark and horses neigh. They are also a lifesaver in literature class, when y…

If You Understand Time The Way I Do

Roy is an avid writer, aspiring diplomat, and inquisitive traveller. His articles mainly focus on examining world politics, exploring Japanese culture, and understanding the human self. To read more f…

No, It’s Undebatable

I have been a firm believer of the “there is no right answer” philosophy. Indeed, for most of my life, I have witnessed many events, whether significant on a personal or larger level, where one can dr…

The True Value of a Human Being

After a good 20 years of my life or so cumulatively spent in Singapore, I am currently on a sojourn in Tokyo, Japan. Living in a comparatively international environment, I have literally met people fr…

Unpacking “Happiness”

It began with a casual conversation in a large shopping mall in central Singapore. A long-time friend of mine and I, then fresh from junior college, were wrecking our heads over possible university op…

The Age of Familiarity

Almost a hundred years ago, world-acclaimed poet Robert Frost advocated taking the road less travelled in a rhythmic classic that left its mark in modern literature. But we will be having none of that…

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