If you have been even slightly informed by the media in the last week, you surely must have noticed that the scientific community, particularly that of the aeronautics branch, are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. 50 years ago on 16 July 1969, the famous quote by Neil Armstrong came to life. … Continue reading Should I Fly to the Moon?
I am now of the age where some of my friends are getting married and the question 'When is it your turn?' comes up now and again. Whenever someone answer, I realise the concept of character comes out a lot. 'Oh, I am waiting for a good guy.' 'He is nice but...' This made me … Continue reading What It Means to Find a ‘Nice’ Girl to Marry
John Maxwell is listed by many as the number one most influential person in the sphere of leadership training and coaching. His books has been translated to over 20 languages worldwide and are often best-sellers. I got this book over eBay and it sat on my bookshelf for a few months. I've read that this … Continue reading Book Review #2: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (John C. Maxwell)
A random list of things that bring me joy When you pull your bed sheet and all the creases disappear. When you make a protein shake and there are no lumps. When the eggshells of a boiled egg come off in one big chunk . When you come home after a long day and your … Continue reading 100 Little Joys in Life
Yesterday, London Pole Varsity 2019 took place. I represented UCL in the Freestyle Category. Along with two other competitors from LSE and KCL respectively, we had zero clue what kind of song we will be performing to. 20 minutes before our turn, we drew lots and took turns to pick a category each from five … Continue reading When Victory Just Isn’t Enough
It is not exactly my favourite dish, but it is one that brings back a lot of memories. I remember when I was 6, I would get this almost daily for $0.50 a plate. Just rice, chicken, and heckova' lot of sweet black sauce. Even now, when I don't know what to eat for dinner, … Continue reading Hainanese Chicken Rice from Scratch
A couple of weeks ago a couple of friends and I wanted to have some tea after a meal. My friend put the teabags in a cup and wanted to pour freshly boiling water into the cup but I stopped her just in time. I told her you should never put freshly boiling water into … Continue reading Just Because You’re British Doesn’t Mean You Know Tea
As a dancer, grace is a word I often hear or say myself. "Put some grace into the movement," my choreographer would say. "That's really graceful," I would comment when watching a beautifully executed duet on the internet. As a Christian, grace is also mentioned all the time. It is a central pillar of the … Continue reading Grace vs. Grace