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 →

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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 →

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 →

People & Their Stories

You know what I'm always amazed by ? The amount of people on this earth. All these homo sapiens, their births recorded meticulously on birth registries, all existing on this earth exactly the same time as me. Sit on a busy street for 5 minutes, the plethora of people that pass you by; some you... Continue Reading →

Pride and Positivity

Mocks. Exams. Hah. I feel that the majority of people would have gotten their mocks results back by now, and perhaps are either elated or embarrassed by their results. I'm not overjoyed with my results, but perhaps that's a topic for another rainy day. I've noticed one of two things that have happened during these... Continue Reading →

Don’t Doubt Yourself.

Today, I stood on stage and received two awards for the end of year Awards Presentation Assembly. Just last week, I had completed my Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze 'Adventurous Journey' and three days ago I received the fantastic news that I achieved a distinction in my Grade 4 Trinity Flute Exam.  At the minute, 'model... Continue Reading →

My Dreams

"SO, what do you dream of doing in the future?" an acquaintance asks. I usually respond with: "I don't know"

The Stress of Being Me.

I'm feeling very inspired by a friend of mine, who spoke recently about something I never thought would come up as a relevant topic for a speech. As I have a chemistry test for tomorrow, I think this is a perfect time to write about the stress of living the Asian life.

Passion & Drive

I was told that I had to write a TEDTalk about something that we are passionate about for school.   I have a big passion for writing, performing and speaking, so naturally, I rose to the occasion. Here is a transcript of my speech. I hope it conveys the passion I have for firstly english,... Continue Reading →

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