A letter to students everywhere…

Dear whoever you are, and wherever you are, As you embark, or at this stage have embarked on a new academic year, for many the thought of end of year exams and perhaps even entrance exams as well as interviews fill you with dread and anxiety beyond comparison. Perhaps you've moved to a new school,... Continue Reading →

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Change.

I’ve stopped having a potty mouth for the last couple of years and not that I think there’s anything particularly wrong with profanities, I stopped just because I believe there are better ways to expressing feelings than certain 4 letter words. Occasionally I will have outbursts where I physically can’t control myself and I will... Continue Reading →

Specifically: Journalling.

A journal is much more than a book, bound by glue, filled with blank, empty pages. Some are lined and mostly filled with an untidy black inky scrawl, almost as undecipherable as hieroglyphics. A journal is more than just a notebook sitting prettily on a desk as a decoration. No, it is far more than... Continue Reading →

Recognising Female Leads.

I believe that we are incredibly lucky as young people to grow up in a society that celebrates rather than condemns strong female leads.     Upon studying my A-level literature guide, I realise that it has not been normal to have strong female leads, much less a female lead in popular books. We have... Continue Reading →

“Border Crossing Student”

There’s a term: “border crossing student” that exists in Hong Kong, describing the children from mainland China crossing the border to Hong Kong, on a daily basis for school. I sat down to watch 20 minutes of the programme, as it was in Chinese to improve my fluency. Despite the majority of it being in... Continue Reading →

Title: Scrapbooking.

I am an obsessive scrapbooker - I've kept some sort of record, memory of each year that I've started scrapbooking - probably since I was in year 4. I was that kid who gave everyone leaving scrapbooks, all images and messages from teachers and friends alike laid beautifully on the page, an incoherent mess to... Continue Reading →

Alternate Universes.

I wonder in an alternate universe, would I be fat, skinny, taller or shorter? Smarter, dumber, in love with some one or just breaking up? Perhaps I love coffee more than I do, or maybe I don't. Am I happier, living where I am now, or am I living somewhere completely different? Maybe I'm worse... Continue Reading →

English Literature

The thing about literature that I love is how different people can interpret things different ways. A key feature of the Harry Potter fandom, other than the fact that our fandom is ever present, is that people are still presenting new theories and ideas, head canons and symbolic features behind JK's work. I believe that we've... Continue Reading →

Performing.

The art of performing, or more specifically acting today, is an intriguing art form that has lasted through centuries. Performing on stage, as I have completed my GCSE Drama a couple months back, has brought a few interesting thoughts to my mind.   Picture this: you’re under the lights, harsh and bright. The audience are... Continue Reading →

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