Psychology of the teen mind

Today, I just realised the difference between imagination and reality. They’re wide, and far apart, like the gaps between the stars or oceans separating soldiers from their families. Our minds have the capability and capacity to travel across borders and into different worlds, whereas our bodies appear to be stranded in a single location, under…

What’s in a name?

Here’s a bit of philosophy I’ve been thinking of today. I’ve been wondering: what’s in a name? Think of your own name. How does it define you? Does the meaning resonate to your character? What were your parents thinking when they put it down on your birth certificate? How was this finalised? I’ve thought of…

Creativity, Action, Service and Birthdays

IB schools have this thing called Project Week that’s a part of CAS(Creativity, Activity, Service) which is great fun since you get to do stuff you actually enjoy while making a positive impact on society at the same time. In my school we all gave these CAS proposals-where we created potential projects to work on…

*English class humour*

Yesterday, this amazing thing happened to me in english class. I’ve always loved english class, we’ve got this really fun teacher who shows us all these stereotypical videos with all those jokes over race and asians and stuff like that. Moreover, he’s one of those teachers who finds some way to poke fun at couples…

I got to learn

So for the last few classes of basketball practice, I’ve been noticing something. My friends are getting better and better. This thai girl who was just a bit better than me in the first year is now top notch, she grabs the ball, ducks and scoops the ball into the net. This other taiwanese guy…

A different walk at night

And yet another week has passed; and I think I’ve got a vague idea of what I’ll write about for this article. I’ve decided to also document some of my learnings, feelings or lessons rather than just meaningless gamble. So last night I was going on my daily nighttime walk. I go at about 9:30pm,…

I’m only at home with family.

Last night I realised how emotionally vulnerable I am. Sometimes when I’m in the middle of a really good book, like the Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri and Nineteen minutes by Jodi Picoult, it may get too strong and stir up some emotions in me. It just happens so suddenly. So last night, like every other, I…

New excuse to avoid socialising

My 4X4 rubiks cube has been keeping me busy. Knowing my unwillingness to socialise, i don’t want to be that awkward girl in the corner not saying anything so I bring my cube wherever I go. And I’m not one of those people obsessed with cubing, trying to beat my speed at solving the whole thing,…

Hard work; down the drain.

I’d been preparing for this presentation for ages. It was our first ever IB englsh FOA, or further oral assessment and I was overly eager about doing Harper Lee’s new novel “Go Set a Watchmen”, moreover I’d looked up all the possible articles, news pieces and historical books over the Civil Rights movement, NAACP and…

When politics affects in-house living

Politics, Jeez. I’ve never understood why some people are all frenzy over what some governments are doing and why some countries violate their own foreign policy or ruin relationships with their neighbours. The world is so much more connected through democracy and social media. And then there’s religion, which bans us from eating certain things…

Me in three paragraphs.

I’ve been striving for physical adventure. Since I discovered my friend’s skateboard, I go skateboarding through the school and try doing some risky stuff with it. if I see a bar or pole, or firecone, I try jumping over it. When I’m at any place with a park or grass, I try doing a handstand or…

Breakfast and Boys

I’ve noticed some changes in myself. Not just today, or over the past few weeks, but for longer years, months and decades. I’ve begun having cereal for breakfast instead of the usual bread or whatever the bakery is. My parents hardly forced my to drink milk, and when I felt that was mussing from my…