Watching the new season of Game of Thrones.   Collecting as many Pokemon as you can.   Getting through the semester with enough attendance.   I’m pretty sure that these are some of your goals. These are my goals too, by the way.   But do you know what my actual goals are? Have […]

Travel to find Home!

Living and existing are two different things. To live, is the rarest thing of all. Most people just exist, that’s all.   ‘You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more […]

Call Me a Millennial!

Millennial: noun 1. A term commonly used to denote people that become young adults in the early 21 st century. “You millennials are _________”     Fill in the blanks. Lazy? Selfish? Entitled? Privileged? Snowflakes?   Millennials often get some strong labels attached to them and chances are that if you are one, you have […]

Tell Me a Story!

Come on, tell me a story!   As children, we made such requests and learned by listening to fairy tales before bed, hearing our parents talk about their life through anecdotes, and memorizing songs with picturesque lyrics.   The purpose of writing is not to write – it’s to let out what’s inside of you. […]

Why Youth Leadership?

Leadership: what does the word remind you of? Authority. Confidence. Power. Age.   It is a word that everyone knows but few really understand. But of all the misconceptions that come with it, I will focus on the last one for now: age.   The most common perception is that with age comes experience and […]

What I learnt volunteering in Vietnam

Whether it’s crossing the roads of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, trekking the mountains of Sa Pa, or engaging with Vietnamese students, Vietnam is a country that offers excitement and challenges for anyone visiting it. Here are the top 5 things I learnt about Vietnam: 1. Navigating motorbike-infested roads The first things anyone notices about Hanoi’s Old […]

Why is it important to learn Chinese this 2017?

Is Chinese a difficult language to learn? With phonetics and characters that appear far different from Western languages, the Chinese language is most commonly assumed to possess an alien nature that is difficult to grasp. Truth be told, linguists have analysed that the Chinese language only appears more difficult than it really is. The Chinese […]