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Storyteller, Wanderer, Pharmacist. Just your regular person fumbling through life

Couples, friends with benefits, strangers … What are we?

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Online dating became a thing around 1995, pioneer by Match.com. But for most of us in the late teens/early 20's, we’re probably more familiar with Tinder.

Tinder was founded in 2012 and it changed the dating game forever.

The success of Tinder has given birth to dozens more dating apps…

The ‘Single’ transition period, slow down and embrace it.

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All too often I see relationships end followed by a mad scramble to find another person in their life as soon as possible. Why?

You might just want to ‘get one over’ your ex by posting photos on social media with your new partner or it may be your attempt…

Productivity…or stupidity?

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Jack Ma is a big deal. As one of China’s most well-known businessmen, he founded ‘Alibaba’, frequently dubbed the ‘Amazon’ of China. Jack Ma was born to a poor family in Hangzhou and throughout his life, he was rejected — multiple times: jobs, university, business ideas etc. …

Optimism and hope don’t correlate to results

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Flashback to my education years. Throughout secondary school, college and university, my exam revision technique did not change.

50 minutes of revision, 15-minute break.
Repeat.
Repeat another 5 or 6 times a day.

I wasn’t an ‘all-nighter’ person, the information would sieve out my brain faster than it goes in.

Isolation has changed me for the better

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I lived at home all my life until I graduated university. I knew I had to move out for work eventually but never anticipated that I would still be living alone 4 years later… out of personal choice. One of the biggest decisions when moving out is deciding who to…

The journey from a clump of powder to being sold in pharmacies across the world

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Medicines. We’ve all taken them; we all know them. Being accessible at our fingertips, we take tablets for granted and pop them in our mouths without a second thought.

Does the tablet work? Is it safe? Has it been tested?

These are all questions we don’t think about but we…

Cast, mythology, martial arts, language … over-hyped or underrated?

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*Warning — spoilers ahead*

When Shang-Chi was released in the cinemas, I was hyped. For the millions of Asians out there, I felt a wave of emotion and excitement for a long overdue Marvel film that cast an Asian superhero. This was a historic moment even more significant than Crazy…

My tip to those daring to start something different: keep it to yourself

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Since I joined Medium and started blogging, I’ve been fortunate enough to receive support from the Medium community and people following my work. There have been countless times where I’ve been dying to tell my friends/colleagues about my side hustles because it is something I am passionate about. …

From humiliation to admiration

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‘Leftover’ women. Quite a derogatory term, isn’t it? Directly translated from the Chinese character ‘剩女’, this term refers to any unmarried woman above 27. Western culture would consider this phenomenon crazy. In the UK, 35.7 years old was the average age women were married in 2017 (38 for men). Globally…

Western creativity versus Asian discipline

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“Teach a man how to fish, and you feed him for his lifetime”.

This is part of an old Chinese proverb that perfectly summarizes why we receive an education. When we obtain knowledge, we can use it to benefit ourselves without relying on others.

We spend time thinking intensely about…

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