Those Days in London
La Dolce Vita (sweet life) of a student… Recently, after a long hiatus, I picked up a PG Wodehouse “Jeeves” Omnibus. PG Wodehouse is the genius behind the much-loved character, Jeeves. Jeeves became so entrenched in the popular imagination, that there was once (before Google) even a search engine named “Ask Jeeves”. Jeeves, a gentleman’s…
All You Can Know
The world we live in is like a buffet with an “All You Can Eat” sign at the door. There is such an abundance of information available to us, giving us the privilege of choosing…
A City of Festivals (Part 2)
Previously, I talked about the Muslim festivals that are celebrated in Singapore. Chinese people also celebrate various festivals throughout the year, the most notable being the Chinese New Year…
A City of Festivals (Part 1)
The defining feature of every country is the cultures that are present there. They provide a snapshot glimpse into the stories of the country and the people who inhabit them…
In the Water – The true treasure is somewhere in the water, you just need to find it.
Swimming is a sea turtle’s natural instinct. It is not that hard for me. The difficult part is feeling like there is nothing I can hold on to, and not knowing where the current will lead me…
A Labyrinth of Language
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”- Nelson Mandela…
The Balance – If you ask me what is the secret to swim well, there is one word: balance.
I am a sea turtle, always have been, always will be. The wind comes, the waves crash and the rain pours. I am on the shore, facing a long path to the ocean. I do not know what is coming. This was how I felt when I realized I would be attending…
Welcome to My Kaleidoscopic World
Hi, my name is Taina, and I am still trying to piece together my growing patchwork of an identity. I was born in Singapore and lived there until moving to Boston for college at age 19 – which was pretty much as far away from home as I could possibly be.
My Never-ending Exploration
I was born and raised in Singapore. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to travel to various countries and live in different cities, such as Dubai, Delhi and Bombay.
As a Youth in Singapore
Commonly referred to as the “Little Red Dot”, Singapore has grown from a tiny fishing village to a cosmopolitan hub in the span of fifty short years.