The End of a Student Life

Growing up in Singapore, education plays a prominent role in our lives, shaping the way we live and behave. As I step on the threshold of passing into adulthood, I am set to leave behind the life of a…

The Art of Resolutions

Disclaimer: the first half of this piece is a work of satire and is meant to be taken with many generous pinches of salt. Any acute resemblance to any person in real llife is not only completely coinc…

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…

Reclaiming Back the Hols

I admit: I’m a self-confessed Grinch. Christmas brings out the cranky side of me, the pessimistic side which is cynical about everyone and everything. It only takes the mentioning of “Christmas Wonder…

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…

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…

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