14 Aug 19, On the recent Hong Kong protest:
Originally posted on Twitter
11 Aug 19, On the inadequacy of public transportation in the US:
I just can’t get over the fact that the default mean of transport is the car in the US. On literally every website of a business or organization, when you go to the direction/contact us section, there’s always step-by-step direction for cars but not public transit. Sometimes there’s really no transit options while sometimes they just don’t care. In most of East Asia the default mean of transport is metro, bus, and walking. I’m in St Louis today and I was surprised to find how cheap and easy it is to park your car in the downtown core of a major city in the US. I was also planning to visit the National Museums of Transportation, only to find out that there’s no transit options to get there on Sundays. What an irony. Even in Southern Africa we have better transit options than in most of US. Sure it’s not official or regulated, but at least it works.
Originally posted as a Facebook comment on a post published in the group New Urbanism Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens.
03 Jun 19, On an interesting but useless fact:
The English name for the largest river in SE Asia, Mekong, comes from Thai/Lao Mae Nam Khong, in which the Mae Nam part means river in Thai/Lao, and the Khong part comes from Chinese, meaning river.
So the name Mekong River actually means RiverRiver River…
Originally posted on Twitter
I just recently opened a bank account with Standard Bank Swaziland. I thought Standard Bank would be reliable as it is the largest banking group in Southern Africa, but now I’m a little bit skeptical after seeing it’s website
Yeah someone has just taken the ‘insert as hyperlink’ too literally.
It’s the Lunar New Year today.
It is supposed to be a important day across East and Southeast Asia – although it might not be the case nowadays. I prefer to call it Lunar New Year rather than Chinese New Year, for two reasons. The first one is, obviously, that the holiday is celebrated not only in China but in numerous countries and communities. The second reason is that some people use the initial, CNY, to refer to the holiday, which accidentally is also the code of China’s currency. Annoying.
Anyway, the Lunar New Year is never a significant day here in eSwatini – and also isn’t to me. From the year 2010, I only spent one Lunar New Year in my home. It’s much better and make much more sense to see other parts of the world than to spend hours chatting nonsense with your relatives that you don’t even know who they are. So I tried to stay away from home, and here’s where I was.
2010: on the beach of Bali, Indonesia
2011: in a friend’s house, Sydney, Australia
2012: in a hut in Maasai Mara, Kenya
2013: in a friend’s house in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
2014: in a guesthouse in Wēnzhōu, China
2015: at a campsite in Christchurch, New Zealand
2016: in my grandparents’ home in Nánníng, China
2017: the only time in the last 10 years that I spent the Lunar New Year in my home in Sūzhōu, China
2018 & 2019: in Mbabane, eSwatini (although it was Swaziland on the Lunar New Year in 2018)
So… yeah, keep moving.
And happy new year if it applies to you.
Finally got my new (3rd!) South African visa today… this will be a fairly stressed week, with so many things to do and a exam in five days that I don’t even know what is it about 🤔
Here’s the rather ugly doodled visa 🙂 anyway
Have been busy working on IB and SAT for a whole month… one week left and I will get a break finally… or maybe not?
Hopefully I can get the blog updated after school ends. I’ve been paying WordPress for two months while all I did is just published one single post… I have many drafts standing there, uncompleted, and now I’m desperately trying to work out my English Written Task, Math exploration, Music MLI, Geo IA and the art of not getting overwhelmed by IB… Oh just don’t forget the SAT essay…
I don’t know
Okay it’s 23SEP2018…
I was laying on my bed and doing nothing
And all of a sudden I said to myself
“Hey! Why not own a site and write something?”
So, yah, that’s how it took me here.
I’ll try to write something so I don’t have to lie on my bed all the time.
Hmm that’s pretty much all of it
(Btw I like this WordPress theme