Society

Kayak for one?

I covered an article the last time on how travelling liberates you and gives you a different perspective towards life each time you visit a new destination. I was under a false assumption that the cor…

All Roads Lead You Home

For most of us, visiting home is an enriching experience. We have the expats who yearn for their homeland every now and then. There are others who see their folks occasionally despite living in the sa…

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…

Comedy: Its (Dis)comforts

Imagine a world where one can’t seek relief from an abysmal state of affairs. Affairs that invite fury – towards unscrupulous politicians, ridicule – towards politicians who lack a b…

The Millennial Trap

You wake up, you go about your routine, you finish everything you have to do, you’re on top of your game, you get 8 hours of sleep—But yet, yet, there’s still something missing. You don’t feel fulfill…

Life lessons from a bar

My first encounter with racism occurred when I was 22 years old but it wasn’t the thing that shocked me the most. For the past five weeks, I have been in the US for a Southeast Asian – US exchange pro…

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