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Next Best Thing for Valentine’s: Fashion Week

  When your loved one is far away, the next best way to spend Valentine’s Day is by going to shows at New York Fashion Week. No, I’m not joking. I am doing some front-line reporting for a Singaporean style magazine and, through that, got an opportunity to attend some shows and clothing viewings with… Read more »

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The Complicated Nature of Friends

Making friends has never come all that easily to me. In high school, I was the girl who ate lunches alone in the library and would wistfully scroll through Facebook albums of parties that I was not invited to. Save for one best friend that I’ve known since I was tiny, I did not form… Read more »

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Life in New York: Weird Books for Kids

  So you know how certain neighbourhoods in New York have a lot of book vendors by the side of the road? Today, I was walking down Essex Street in the Lower East Side when I casually saw the book “My Daddy is a Pretzel” by Baron Baptiste alongside the Tom Clancy novels and old magazines. If you ask me,… Read more »

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Life in New York: Birds and The People Who Care for Them

For all talk of finding joy in life’s rainy moments, I doubt many actually do it as naturally and as gracefully as this woman near Washington Square Park. While running from building awning to building awning in the downpour, a friend and I came across her sprinkling fistfuls of bird feed to the sparrows on the sidewalk…. Read more »

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The Apartment Hunt: Great Fun It Is Not

If I am to try to follow along with the surprisingly popular belief that good writers should only write about what they know and have personally experienced, I probably need to pen a few words about trying to rent an apartment in New York. It is, after all, the subject that has been dominating my life… Read more »