How cycling helped my mental health

I was outdoors by the sea which is extremely relaxing, both the fresh air and the view of the crashing waves next to me. The steady pace of the cycle and paying attention to the road ensured that my mind didn’t wander and stayed focused on the action. It kept me present in that moment.I made time in my day to cycle and wanted to go out every day to cycle to immerse myself in this pleasant, soothing, and engaging environment and activity. I was focused on myself and my experience only, nothing else. Continue reading How cycling helped my mental health

Learning to love my hair

The hair I used to hate because of how it made me feel in comparison to everyone around me and everything I saw online, is now hair that I show off with pride. My hair, in its natural glory, endured a long journey of finding love and care. Anything that is nurtured and grown with love will flourish, more so than anything that is shamed into being. Continue reading Learning to love my hair

The elephants trekking across China taught me a lesson on resilience and motivation I never thought I needed

Photo by atwena Goodman on Unsplash Compared to other mammals, elephant behaviour is the closest to human behaviour in terms of experiencing emotions like joy, grief, and anxiety. All of you have probably seen the news of a herd of endangered elephants in China trekking almost 500km from their habitat. Many of you may have seen this as a fascinating feat that was mildly entertaining but not something … Continue reading The elephants trekking across China taught me a lesson on resilience and motivation I never thought I needed

Why I stopped keeping a daily journal

Journalling is a great tool to express oneself in a healthy way and confess one’s struggles and fears privately without any judgement or fear. It is mainly helpful because it helps to take back control over your life and your emotions. I realised just last year, that maybe, journaling was having a negative effect on me. Rather than helping me, it was hindering my well being. Continue reading Why I stopped keeping a daily journal

I went to a haunted reservoir so you don’t have to

My friend and I saw on tiktok and a couple of nature exploration blogs about a supposed haunted reservoir in Singapore near Mount Faber and we were just itching to go and explore it. The excavation and discovery of this reservoir is still unclear to this date, and was only recently rediscovered in 2014 by the National Heritage Board. The most likely date the reservoir … Continue reading I went to a haunted reservoir so you don’t have to

Exploring Bukit Batok’s abandoned quarry turned nature park

It has been over a year since I returned to Singapore due to COVID. My university in Canada closed the campus and residence in March 2020. Since then, its been a 2.5 semesters of online zoom classes lasting through the night. Staying home, isolated and with family is luckily, not that distressing or unlikeable for me. I actually rather enjoy spending time at home with … Continue reading Exploring Bukit Batok’s abandoned quarry turned nature park

Yes, there is racism in Singapore

If you have been active on social media, you know that recently there has been viral videos one after the other of racist behaviour in Singapore against Indians and people with brown skin.  Let’s remember one thing before we start: just because videos and proof have been going viral recently, does not mean that racism against brown people in Singapore is a new phenomenon. Racism … Continue reading Yes, there is racism in Singapore

The power of a name

A name defines us. Not in the sense that it illustrates your hair, gender preference, race and other features that outwardly differentiates us, but rather as an identifier. From the day we are named we are given an identity that the rest of the world uses to distinguish us from everyone else. An identifier that creates an impression of us before we can even introduce … Continue reading The power of a name