#COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 1. The Icy Shock & Such Sheer Audacity

I have put off writing this blog series for nearly 3 months. I could blame it on writer's block or on my health, but, on this occasion, it would be misleading. Truth be told, I was incredibly busy during January: it was my assessment period at university and I had to meet some urgent deadlines… Continue reading #COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 1. The Icy Shock & Such Sheer Audacity

diaspora /dʌɪˈasp(ə)rə/

"The dispersion or spread of any people from their original homeland." "Scattered. That's a good way to describe the people who belong to a diaspora. Different places, different directions. Can be visually pictured as tiny dots all over the globe. Some dots move regularly, others have been still for a while. In some places and… Continue reading diaspora /dʌɪˈasp(ə)rə/

Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 1. ‘Toubab’ As The Senegalese Say

It has been nearly two weeks since I came back from my winter break trip to Saint-Louis, a city located in Northern Senegal. I kind of miss being there, everything became so familiar and cozy in such a small amount of time. I left feeling like if I had been living there for years, not… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 1. ‘Toubab’ As The Senegalese Say

GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU: Part 4. Dialogue in the Dark, Course Assessment, Chinese Heritage and Peranakan Tour

Welcome to the fourth part of my blog series “GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU”! In this post I will talk about CQ activities, course assessment, Chinese heritage in Singapore and my participation in the “Peranakan tour” cultural activity. This post will be a mixture of educational, touristic and cultural occurrences. Hope you enjoy it! Third… Continue reading GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU: Part 4. Dialogue in the Dark, Course Assessment, Chinese Heritage and Peranakan Tour

GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU: Part 1. Preparation, Flight, Orientation and City Tour

Months ago I received an email by my university with an unexpected opportunity: applying to participate in a summer school in South East Asia and receiving a full scholarship to cover all the costs (tuition, accommodation, living expenses, flights…). Obviously, I couldn’t refuse the offer: it wouldn’t cost me a penny/much money, I would experience… Continue reading GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU: Part 1. Preparation, Flight, Orientation and City Tour