LONDON AND BEYOND

September 27, 2020

In a changing global story that is perforated with major health calamities, human rights abuses, and important socio-political issues, it seems impossible to find hope in the figures of authority in front of us. Change can feel glacial, and campaigning for it - even sl...

February 24, 2020

'Nighthawks', painting by Edward Hopper 

To go to London has always been a dream of mine. London: the self-advertised city of diversity, connections, and culture. But now that I’m finally here, I have never felt more alone. 

Growing up as a Chinese Indonesian in Indonesi...

February 16, 2020

Transit: ‘The carrying of people or things from one place to another’.

Living in England for almost three years has distorted my sense of belonging to a certain national and cultural identity, one that is Latvian and post-Soviet  the latter being less of an identity its...

February 9, 2020

This map is dedicated to a global voyage I did in 2018. Two years ago, I gapped a year from Peking University, left all my life behind in China, and embarked on a Panamanian ship called MV World Odyssey. I boarded a ship cruising around the world, a floating university...

February 7, 2020

Fashion should challenge the conventional and merge materials, whilst creating a space for multi-cultural experimentation.

For me, combining traditional Indian pieces with a modern twist is deeply personal. I grew up watching my grandmother drape vibrant sarees (a tradi...

January 12, 2020


 

Island Mother

You birth in me something ungiven,

Not a will to live but rather

A pair of permanently unfolded wings

And a sadistic thirst for flying

A will for Plathian nostalgia

(her stasis in darkness, my unhinged half)

Should I have phrased such a sentiment

Years before I...

Photo by Korie Cull 

For millennia, the Earth has endured abrupt fluctuations in greenhouse gases and global temperatures which arguably, it was designed to endure. However, human activity has increased carbon levels over the last century, pushing the Earth past it...

December 31, 2019

'An ocean's garbled vomit on the shore:
Los Angeles, I'm yours.'

(The Decemberists, ‘Los Angeles, I’m Yours’)

I think this is the best description of Los Angeles. Some may call it La La Land, Tinsel Town, or the City of Angels, but to me it's vomit on the shore of Califo...

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