New trilingual piece

When I first started writing, it came naturally to me to write in whatever one considered Standard English was. It just seemed like the “right” way of writing. Going to school where English was a second language, there was an insistence on correcting mistakes. When I started teaching English, this was still standard operating procedure. […]

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Post-postgraduate life

I recently submitted my final assessment for the Master of Public Policy and Management at the University of Melbourne. I promised in a previous post to do a quick summary of what that entailed. I was enrolled in the programme in a part-time capacity for a year and then due to Covid-19 I decided to […]

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Turning Points

I am not far off from completing my Master of Public Policy and Management. Outside of social relationships and sports, life has pretty much revolved around this course. It is one I have mostly enjoyed and more than anything I’ve appreciated the breadth and depth that the program affords. I intend to write a list […]

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Eason Chan, Aliens, and Music

I know music plays a big part in my life but it isn’t until I sat down to write down this piece of news that I really saw it. Two pieces of mine have been published recently. Neither deal with music but both feature it. ‘Eason Chan In My Room‘ is a memoiristic essay about […]

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Chinese rap, bubbles, and political everything

“Asian” Hip-hop I watched VICE’s first episode of their second season of Minority Reports. Titled ‘Hip Hop’s Reckoning with Asian Rappers,’ the half-hour show in my opinion tackled the easy, or at least obvious, questions. Easy in the sense that cultural appropriation (which VICE angled as appreciation through their choice of footage), Rich Brian’s first […]

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