Isn’t it amazing how much before the advent of modern warfare and conveniences, one fellow member of our species, one individual, managed to lord over such vast territories! …Queen Victoria has left her mark on human civilization, connecting such vastly different cities as London, Kolkata, and Hong Kong.Read more "Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected—Kolkata & Hong Kong"
As August closes, I complete eight months in this city. My Chinese vocabulary is growing (painfully slowly), and with each new word I learn, the tint of the rose shades through which I view the city decreases; the more I understand things that happen around me, the more I feel part of Taipei, but more of the ignorance-driven bliss I lose. I am unsure if that is fortunate or unfortunate :)Read more "Culture Cupcake 1: Ignorance is Bliss"
…after processing tens of thousands of words a day, there really isn’t much motivation for me to read [In all of 2015 so far, I have (only) managed to complete 168 pages of offline reading (Crazy Rich Asians)] or write. That’s pretty much the only thing I dislike about my job; it killed my writing and reading habits, which is ironic because I am pretty sure that my career in professional editing is founded at least in part on the years of reading and writing that I did right from my school days :)Read more "There is No Nope for the Melons"
The last three months have been the first time in what I can remember of my 25 years that I have been so strongly, constantly, almost embarrassingly reminded on a daily basis of my illiteracy in a language.Read more "A Library Full of Books I Cannot Read"
On bright screens & bright people, on polymer money & monoemotion people, & on 10000 views.Read more "Did You Hear That?! – 4"
Tadaaa… My 2015 Calendar, featuring some of the most amazing people I know :)Read more "With So Much Love…"
This Sunday, I share seven of my favourite YouTube channels.
“What’s as awesome as a violin? A cello. What’s even better? 2 Cellos.”Read more "Sunday Sevens 5 – YouTube Channels"
My last email to some of my teammates and friends at my former workplace…Read more "This Too Shall Pass"
Despite those seventy two hours to acknowledge the impending pain, despite having cried over the phone for hours that weekend to my closest friends, despite knowing that a little over three months was all it ever had been, my eyes welled up as I asked, “What about us?”Read more "Do you have something to say to me?"
New Year Greetings! In my last post, I said More than a paragraph, Alisha Aranha deserves at the very least an entire blog post dedicated to her and her efforts at Scribble Foundation. In my next post, I will write more about Alisha <7 and Scribble Foundation, and how you can help :) So here it […]Read more "Wonder Women"