Milk and Obesity in China

The coronavirus has given me a break from university work, and I have enjoyed having some time to sort out my head in the midst of all this COVID chaos. The only problem is, I now have to get two essays done before the 18th. And one of the essays is proving…strange, to say theContinue reading “Milk and Obesity in China”

Why Today Is Important: 1st May

Today is May Day! And before the term was commonly associated with danger, anyone who heard “May Day” would think of people in bright clothes dancing around a pole with countless ribbons. They’d think of springtime, a new year, and a resounded end to the frost and death of winter. Since Ancient Rome, May DayContinue reading “Why Today Is Important: 1st May”

With the world distracted, China intimidates Taiwan

Originally posted on China News:
Tanks in Taiwan The tanks queued patiently with the cars, delivery trucks and bright yellow taxis before rolling serenely through the traffic lights. The drill, in Yuanshan, a town south-east of Taipei, was intended as practice at repelling a Chinese invasion. Some of the tanks, covered in webbing, hid in…

Book Preview!

Hey everyone, sorry I’ve not been posting much lately – a lot of things have been happening all at once, so it’s been difficult to find time to write about the news as well. On the plus side, I’ve finished writing my book! It’s a small book, but hell, it’s a book! The Garden JournalContinue reading “Book Preview!”

Why Today Is Important: 1st April

April Fools! In the West we take this day for granted as the day we trick each other, and pull pranks on one-another. Some pranks are harmless, and some are cruel. But why the hell do we do this to each other? Some people believe that April Fools was inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer’s The CanterburyContinue reading “Why Today Is Important: 1st April”

Why He Studied Arabic

While I studied Chinese, my boyfriend went to the same university to study Arabic. We were both in the languages department, with intense interests in history and politics, and we were both crazy enough to choose some of the most difficult languages in the world. People still ask us “which one’s harder?” And honestly, I’veContinue reading “Why He Studied Arabic”

Who Is Senator Lindsey Graham?

This is going to be a nice and simple intro to Senator Lindsey Graham. Why him? Well, I stumbled across his name in a news article and realised that he was just a faceless blur to me. He may as well be a mannequin for all he meant to me. And I figured, as aContinue reading “Who Is Senator Lindsey Graham?”

Are We About To Die Out?

Everyone dies. Most of us hope to die in our sleep of old age, after living a long, productive life. And it seems we’ve been successful! More and more people are dying from old age, having had a kid or two and found jobs that work for them. The problem is that we’re not reallyContinue reading “Are We About To Die Out?”

The Garden Journal

When I was a kid, I was raised to love the land. My family would go on walks whenever we could, and mum and dad would point out all the plants you can use: cleavers, comfrey, gorse…plants that are often mislabelled as weeds, pests and useless are actually remarkably good for us. Meanwhile, plants liveContinue reading “The Garden Journal”

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