One Year of Blogging: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned

Today marks one year since my first ever blog post – I Have No Idea What I’m Doing (And I’m Alright With It) (which you can read here) Since then, I feel my blogging output has seen many ups and downs, peaks and valleys, troughs and….you get the idea. It’s been good at times, andContinue reading “One Year of Blogging: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned”

Yellow-Skinned Targets — Confessions of a Doctor to be (Helen Qin Reblog)

Fracturing, shattering, social disharmony, An invisible threat makes them reach for their armoury. Seeking a scapegoat to bestow all the blame, Fingers land on my heritage and then comes the shame. *** Where I see my skin they see yellow-stained targets, To launch insult missiles and harsh verbal rockets. The air is an echo of […]Continue reading “Yellow-Skinned Targets — Confessions of a Doctor to be (Helen Qin Reblog)”

Even Flow: A (Brief) History of Grunge

They demolished the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit two years ago. The last pieces of the superstructure were scrapped in March 2018 – the remnants of its sorry carcass were hauled away in trucks, as the city wanted to make way for an Amazon warehouse. Back in its prime, however, the Silverdome was an icon –Continue reading “Even Flow: A (Brief) History of Grunge”

Why Are We so Resistant to Change?

There’s a memorial in the Soho part of London that I don’t think gets enough love. Maybe that’s because it isn’t particularly flashy, grandiose, or even that interesting to look at. It isn’t a great statue, mural, tower or building. Even the location of it isn’t that interesting – as it sits opposite one ofContinue reading “Why Are We so Resistant to Change?”

What Does My Life Mean Stuck In Quarantine? Finding Ordinary Meaning in the Age of COVID-19

We are only three months into 2020 and already the whole landscape of the world has changed beyond recognition. The mass panic and empty streets are akin to a dystopian sci-fi movie – and the sight of the empty roads of major cities like Paris, New York, London, and Cairo paints a better picture thanContinue reading “What Does My Life Mean Stuck In Quarantine? Finding Ordinary Meaning in the Age of COVID-19”

5 Lessons We all Learned From the 2010s

Well, looks like it’s that time of the…decade? again. The time where we are all flung out of the preceding ten years and all have to compute what the hell just happened. The last decade has steamrolled by in a wash of boat shoes, bad indie music, natural disasters, and annoying online adverts. It wasContinue reading “5 Lessons We all Learned From the 2010s”