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Discovering Stories Behind New Dishes

September 2, 2021 2:13 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A delicious meal with good company is one of my favourite moments in life. Growing up in South East Asia, I was fortunate to have been introduced to a wide variety of cuisines, notably Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Western. Later, as I explore the larger world around me, discovering new cuisines have become part of…

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Super DEI Heroes

August 3, 2021 3:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Thanks to live-streaming, I had the opportunity to watch Joe Hisaishi’s (久石譲) World Dream concert in Tokyo. Hisaishi is a Japanese composer and musical director known for his works with his friend, Hayao Miyazaki’s (宮崎駿) on Studio Ghibli’s animated films (e.g., Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, etc.) To many, Hisaishi is a modern-day legend.

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Pondering on Our Own Truths

July 6, 2021 7:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Since young, I was always drawn to ancient maps. When I was living in London during my undergraduate days, I enjoyed looking for old maps in the antique shops along King’s Road. Today, I have two world maps on my walls reminding me of my dream to travel the world. Now, what if I were…

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Enriching Our World through Diversity and Inclusion

April 12, 2021 6:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) have become the buzz words. On their own, words are just an assembly of different alphabets/characters, insignificant and meaningless unless they lead to awareness and actions. Applying the famous idea: “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with,” let’s expand it and explore our “world.” Here…

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Seven Things to Know Before Studying Abroad

October 13, 2020 7:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

In pursuit of your educational goals and dream career by studying abroad --- are you really prepared for this big step? Studying abroad is exciting, but it can also be intimidating and challenging, especially if this is your first time. You will be leaving the comfort of your home and live in a foreign country. It means you may need to cook your own meals and do your own laundry. You will also have to leave some of your friends at home and learn to make new ones in a new environment. While exciting, there will be many sacrifices in the pursuit of your academic dream.