Author Archives: cynthiahqy

Thailand Week 1: I made it!

On settling into Bangkok, not speaking Thai, making friends, and silly fears

Much love and affection from my travels

On writing postcards and loving London

An Attempt at Eloquence

So, it’s been a while, a long while. It’s rather difficult to start writing again once you’ve stopped – there’s just so many things one could write about; and it’s always the case that I want my posts to be perfectly balanced – a little truth, a little fiction, with a pinch of unsolicited wisdom. Perhaps […]


Up in the Air

Wow, it’s been a really long time since I last blogged… So very sorry to anyone with expectations of me. Life has gotten a little hectic, and the inner perfectionist in me won’t let me post things I have edited 50 times over. But in attempt to punish that inner perfectionist, here are some quick, haphazardly […]

SF from Alcatraz

Merry Christmas from San Francisco!

So I know I said I’d do some real posts, but I not so conveniently fell ill after landing in San Francisco last Saturday. All I offer is a disjointed list about San Francisco. San Francisco List: Steep Hills, the mini roller-coaster edition Clam Chowder at the Pier. Funky coloured houses. Every colour you can […]

The Subconscious Feminist

I actually first wrote this post at 4.30am a few days back, but wordpress failed me and I lost the entire post. I was too annoyed to write it all again so here is a half version.  I’ve been sitting on this thing, a pretty big thing. I made the excuse that it was never […]

Alive or Living?

Hello world, it’s been a while since I last posted. I’m still alive if you were wondering. I’ve just been a little bit all over the place lately. My head hasn’t quite been in the right place to blog so I’m going to write this post to clear my mind a little. Real content soon! […]

Monet’s Garden: Still Breathing

Some thoughts on Monet’s Garden now that the exhibition is over. I visited Monet’s Garden for the second time last Thursday morning. This time I went alone and there were so many more people. The quite din of cultured conversation hummed throughout the gallery as people entered the paintings around me. There was no space […]

Finding and Following My Dreams

It’s been far too long since my last post. Other things that need attending to always seem to crop up. Even if that is just lying in bed for a morning in paralysis over where to begin dealing with all the things on my mind.  Before this semester started, I had about half a week […]

Optimism, friend or foe?

Hi online world, it’s been a while. I obviously haven’t been blogging once a week like I hoped this year, but things have a been hectic. Exams are nearly over though, so that will be some reprieve. I’m breaking my rule of not posting when I’m feeling angry or upset; but I feel unduly entitled […]