04 September 2020


It is no secret that I am a Disney lover. The Little Mermaid has always been my favourite ever since I was six years old. Mulan became a very close second favourite once it came out when I was thirteen. Like most Asian-rooted kids, I already knew about the story of Hua Mulan. It was a myth that was told to (Asian) children, since there are not any Asian fairy tales (that I know of). Having Disney putting this myth into a fairy tale on screen meant a lot for a Dutch-born-with-Vietnamese-roots girl like me. Now the live-action movie has just been released and people have their opinion ready. Here is mine…

11 January 2019

Insomnia: a blessing or a curse?

The insomnia battle was full on this week...

Sleeping problems have been a part of my life ever since I was a child. I never needed much sleep as an infant and when I was about twelve years old, my lack of sleep turned into insomnia. It turned out to be a blessing as well as a curse. Insomnia is the love-hate relationship that I cannot get rid of.

27 December 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year

It has been a while, but I could not let 2018 pass by without posting anything. What better time than to do this in the middle of the holiday season? This truly is my favourite time of the year. There are so many layers to why I love this time of the year so much.

27 February 2017

Trevor Noah's 'Born a Crime'

A good friend told me that I should really REALLY read the book Born a Crime. So I did because of the second REALLY. You don’t understand… whenever somebody from South Africa tells you really REALLY, they really mean REALLY.

17 July 2016

To the moon & stars, infinity x infinity

Ever since I was a little girl, the moon and the stars have always fascinated me. There is something magical about the darkness, a clear sky, shiny stars and bright moon. Looking up above in the middle of the night is one of my favourite things to do. I often get lost in thought when I look up at the sky.

25 April 2016

Soundtrack of my life

Music is a universal language. It often expresses feelings, thoughts and emotions that words cannot expres. This gave me an idea to start a project with my students and the outcome of it overwhelmed my heart in an unexpected way.
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