This was originally written for submission to the Modern Love college essay contest. It is hot in the car as we yell the lyrics to a song by Cher off-tune. The landscape is the same every time. A clear bright sky, a winding empty road, and a bittersweet sense of loss as we encroach on… Continue reading Why Commit?
Part 2 of Spring Break in Haiti. See Part 1 here I have just left the room that was supposed to host our last pre-trip session. We ate a fantastic dinner (the pork was the best, as Amy said it would be). Dr. Karlin was wonderful as ever in coordinating not only a dinner but more importantly… Continue reading Doubts
Part 1 of Spring Break in Haiti My first experience with a service learning trip abroad occurred when I was seventeen. As part of a broader leadership program, my high school shepherded us in groups to various southeast Asian countries that were poorer than us. I ended up in one of the mountainous barangays in… Continue reading “Service Learning”
A brief foreword - I was born and raised in Singapore for 18 years. I am ethnically Chinese and grew up in a middle-class family with both parents, grandparents, and two younger sisters who now study in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Temasek Polytechnic. I attended a Catholic primary school and, later, the… Continue reading Why I’m Leaving Home
Let it be said that “water cooler talk” is possibly one of the worst sorts of talks there could be. You know the “water cooler talk” - what you were up to last weekend, if you watched the game, is that a pair of new shoes? Maybe you got back from a trip to Peru… Continue reading Resist Conformity!
Background For the last year and a half of college, I have had the opportunity to learn and grow as part of the Warren Bennis Scholars program. It is a university-wide initiative offered by the Office of the Provost through the Marshall (Business) School’s Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, and was named after Dr. Bennis, whose… Continue reading Being a Leader
It is insufficient to simply term oneself an Artist, or to simply pursue art without knowing where to go with it and why one does it. Some say great art is created in periods of unrest, and perhaps there are many who are now as excited as they are anxious about the cusp of an… Continue reading Guiding Principles for the Artist