What Good Is Studying?

This picture was taken in the Red Sea, during a holiday in Egypt. Five years ago, Egypt seemed like a romantic dream, but too dangerous, too poorly understood on my part, for me to even consider going there. The news is often filled with stories of attacks and dangerous happenings going on in the world,Continue reading “What Good Is Studying?”

Why I Learned Chinese

When you grow up in a rough neighbourhood, you start fantasising about running away from a very young age. Luckily, I somehow resisted doing anything stupid, and stuck around in school until I was eighteen, when I left school with 14 GCSEs and 3 A-Levels (the qualifications needed for university). I was all set upContinue reading “Why I Learned Chinese”

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