Internal Monologues

By Renee Ah yes, internal monologues, a familiar part of lower year narrative writing skills. We are taught that the internal monologue should ‘show’ the character’ feelings and thoughts. It should also be written in a more casual tone and include punctuation like ellipses to show the thoughts breaking off naturally. One thing has always bugged me. Do people actuallyContinue reading “Internal Monologues”

Faces in Objects

By Renee Faces. They are everywhere. Most are on people of course, but have you seen faces in objects too? Pareidolia is the tendency to see patterns or human-like features in random inanimate things. A famous example is in Chinese folklore, about the “moon rabbit”. (Although, personally, I don’t really see that one!) This all comes down to humanContinue reading “Faces in Objects”

Reaching the Truth

By Sean

In these times of rampant faux journalism and blatant falsehoods masquerading as news, it seems necessary to rely on cold, hard facts, untainted by the bias and opinions of humans, in order to discover the “truth”. This may prove a futile effort, however, as the growing global interconnectivity afforded by the Internet necessitates the gathering and comprehension of vast amounts of information and evidence […]

The Glorious PC Master Race

By Dayrius Tay

In humanity’s search for portability, many observers have prematurely declared PC gaming a relic of a bygone era, with obnoxious beige boxes that whir like a jet. These days, gamers wax lyrical about the virtues of mobile gaming, despite their proclivity to hunch over tiny screens while jabbing aimlessly at unusable controls. This inexplicable trend has resulted in a generation of short-sighted, phone obsessed gamers in blissful ignorance about the inner workings of technology.

Molecular Gastronomy – Jelly Edition

By Oviya

You’ve probably had flavoured jelly growing up. The dynamic, jiggly dessert that comes in multitudes of pure flavours and bright colours, to many of us, now remains source of a much needed daily dose of sugar, or a remembrance of our fond childhood memories. As such, it might be a bit of a stretch to believe that this basic tea-time snack can be elevated to a position where it frequently features in numerous Michelin starred restaurants around the world. […]

Cryptocurrency: Prophecy or Fallacy

By Dayrius Tay

The advent of cryptocurrency has rung alarm bells in governments around the world, as they either clamp down hard like China recently did or jumped onboard like Russia. As a techie, it is tempting to jump to conclusions and view the stance of governments through the tinted glass of a conspiracy theorist. Why hinder the progression of humanity into a cashless future invulnerable to the whims of governments? Every rose has its thorns, while it is almost certain that governments have ulterior motives, the revolutionary power of cryptocurrencies brings along a plethora of issues that might be viewed as inevitable teething troubles or fatal flaws […]

Cryptocurrency Intricacies

By Dayrius Tay

Cryptocurrency is a topic that never fails to feature prominently in all forms of media, be it investment advice in financial magazines, reports of money laundering on the papers or even irate rants by PC enthusiasts on Reddit. This highlights the disproportionate amount of attention cryptocurrency has attracted from both speculators and the general public. […]