Tagged: Musings

Queenstown, New Zealand Travel Scenery

4 Years of Travel across the Seas of Opinions

Four years ago, I thought that travel was pointless, or at least optional. It was nearing the end of my two years in National Service, and over two months till the start of university. But I was in no mood to travel. Those years after JC were my most socially...

9 Unorthodox Ideas for Your Graduation Trip

University exams are over, and mostly everyone are on about or off on their graduation trips. It is peak hour on Instagram. So if all you are travelling to is home, and you are prone to losing control of your emotions, then please take a detour to avoid the traffic....

Dissociation from Sociology and SEO

Sociology & SEO: Dissociating from Alternative Worlds

Over the past 6 or 9 months, I have vacillated over how to take SmartCasualSG forward. Some changes are visible: my domain is now self-hosted, my front-end layout has changed, and so have my pen name. Having overcome my dread of going public, I started a Facebook page—with even more...

Quirky self-presentation

Do You Talk to Yourself, to Others?

I am only a decent Sociology student. Triggered, my friends. They either knit their eyebrows, or they angry emoji me. “Why so humble?” or “Don’t nonsense!” But I wasn’t kidding or angling for compliments. Here’s the ambiguity that ever complicates social life: Is one speaking to the other, or is...

Chinese English Lyric Translations

Translating My Love for Chinese Music

Chinese is in my blood. It gives colour to my skin and forms the first legible sounds through my teeth. Despite my childhood prowess in math, there was a pride to being in a Higher Chinese class and, later, in entering Hwa Chong. That pride turned out to be a...

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