Recently, I read a fantastic article on why no one has made a better Goodreads, written by Prateek here. To summarize, the reasons laid out in that article as to why that is are as follows — firstly, Goodreads is dominant in search, (which is where most people go when…

I just turned 24 a few days ago. I couldn’t believe how the time flew, really — I had this distinct memory of sitting at the dinner table with my family, celebrating my 23rd birthday while eating fruit cake, and I just relived the same thing 4 days ago, but…

My dad liked to tell me this story in the long, hazy, car rides back from tennis practice. I couldn’t say I paid much attention at the time. After six hours of tennis in those muggy summers it was enough to make me pretend to doze off in the car…

I don’t want to talk about identity anymore. Class after class, it’s been drilled in me that identity is not cut and dried, that identity is a product of an environment that continually fluctuates and changes, and for how many books have tried to address the problem of self-identification (re…

Today I went to a stationery store.

Today I didn’t go to a stationery store. I went to Cheung Chau instead. It was a lovely place, but I couldn’t help but feel a little dissatisfied. I can climb all the flights of stairs I want and not feel like I…

Hong Kong has been a whirlwind. That’s the best way to describe it. It is, at one end, unpredictable, chaotic, and always in your face — the only constant to expect is that it will always be there. For once, walking around isn’t boring. …

It’s been a long time since I’ve published fiction. Guess that isn’t changing whoops

Been thinking a lot about social media recently. I remember the first time I used Facebook, it was the most enthralling thing I’ve ever done. My friends and I were all banned from using it (you…

Instead of sleeping, I find myself awake again for no reason.

I try to form some meaning from the clouds of words that dance between my eyes when I close them.

And they all mean something — they take me back to old times. …

Imagine you started out with nothing.

Literally so. Just a blank canvas that you were on. You can imagine it as a huge white sheet of nothingness, and you just stood on the edge (or in the middle, who knows) and stared at the expanse of infinity.

But there was…

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