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Hello and welcome to those of you reading! While the saying "everything happens for a reason" is a bit cliche for my liking, I do believe that sometimes, life has a funny way of working itself out. In April of 2016, I applied to represent UBC at the 16th annual ISS happening in September, but … Continue reading 17th Annual ISS – Learnings and Gratitudes
Hello and welcome to those of you reading, It's been a year since I wrote my last post on my views around what we call Lunar New Year, and with New Years Day being tomorrow I've recently shared the post again. Both times, I've had people come up to me and point out, "Is it … Continue reading Chinese vs. Lunar New Year
Trigger warning: mentions of various forms of sexual assault. Hello and welcome to those of you reading, It's been a week since I shared my uncomfortable transit experience, and I'm very humbled by the overwhelmingly positive and supportive response that I've received. Thank you to each and every one of you who reached out, commented, … Continue reading Lessons Learned in the Language of Healing
Hello and welcome to those of you reading, I've been fortunate that ever since I got my first part time job and became a regular transit user in the summer of 2012, I've had mainly pleasant experiences and none that have ever left me feeling uncomfortable. But after 4+ years, there's a first for everything and on … Continue reading Feeling Safe on Transit
Hello and welcome to those of you reading! I'm going to keep it short and simple today. My name is Winnie Kwan. I am a first generation Chinese-Canadian born and bred in Vancouver. And tomorrow I don't want you to wish me "Happy Chinese New Year". No, it's not because I'm ashamed of my culture or anything, … Continue reading Don’t Wish Me Happy Chinese New Year
Hello and welcome to those of you reading! Sunny ways, sunny ways. That is what my mind immediately alludes too when the sun warms my face as I sit outside writing this on a beautiful sunny autumn afternoon. It's also what Justin Trudeau used to open his acceptance speech last night after winning Canada's 42nd federal … Continue reading Real Change Now?
Hello and welcome to those of you reading! It's been awhile since my last post, I realize, and "I've been busy" certainly isn't a valid excuse (although I have been, in the good, empowering sort of way), but with the Canadian Federal Election coming up in less than a month, I had some thoughts that … Continue reading Thinking Out Loud: Voting
Hello and welcome to those of you reading! Phew! This weekend has been quite the emotional roller coaster, and nothing short of unforgettable! But if I had 1 word to sum it all up, it would have to be fulfilling. For the first time in my life, I truly feel like I've achieved something in sport. And while … Continue reading From Bronze, to Gold
Hello and welcome to those of you reading! With less than 48 hours to go till my first final on Tuesday, and having looked at the exam from last year two nights ago and realizing that "Shit. I can't answer a single one of these questions.", I decided to go for an after dinner bubble tea run … Continue reading Finding Motivation For Finals (On Bubble Tea Runs)