Strangers With Memories

By Yang Siqi (17A01C) “I love trash-talking people I perceive to be inferior to myself, in an extraordinarily pretentious way.” “What! Me too!” It could be as simple as that – the formation of a friendship. All of us probably have people close to us, not related by blood, but often sharing common interests and ideals. … Continue reading

The Pressure to Be Extraordinary

By Deborah Lee (17A01D) Every year, approximately half of the Year 6 cohort score distinctions for all 4 H2 A Level subjects, and a quarter achieve a perfect University Admission Score. It would be a lie to say that most students do not feel a pressure to be part of these annual statistics, to be … Continue reading

An Appropriate Moment

By Catherine Zou (17A01B) Reading fashion magazines has always been, personally, a faintly confusing affair. Mostly for the seemingly-endless positions that models can contort their bodies into, or the niggling sense that all the sultry gazes and upturned chins are meant to express some sort of profound message. But all this is personal — the … Continue reading

Moving On

By Yang Siqi (17A01C) “Stop thinking about it, and just move on.” You might have heard someone say this to you before. Maybe you’ve said it yourself, to a despairing friend. The tone of which it was uttered could have been concerned, or dismissive, and most of us are likely to have been both victim … Continue reading

Blue Ticking – The Art of Passive Aggressiveness

By Nicole Doyle (17A01B) and Bryan Ling (17S06C) ‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.’ George R. R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons ‘Among her other talents were forgetting what she did not like and ignoring what she preferred not to see.’ Anna … Continue reading

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