Ode to a Parrot

By Renee A beautiful exotic Beast  Beloved everywhere  From north to south, from west to east  For their Feathers and their Flair  Their curious minds  And playful manners  Their sweet faces could light up a room  They have talents for learning tricks of all kinds  They can also speak on various matters  They may alsoContinue reading “Ode to a Parrot”

Minecraft and Feeling Old

By Renee Do you remember the days of Minecraft when boats didn’t have oars? Remember the days when people went to the End solely to fight the Ender Dragon? I was a massive fan of Minecraft back in 2013, I watched Minecraft videos every day the moment I got home from school, I read the wikiContinue reading “Minecraft and Feeling Old”

Early Mornings

By Renee The school is dark, empty. The lights haven’t even been turned on. The field is covered with morning grey as the feeble light tries to sweep past the concrete walls. Eventually the turnstile is grumbled at again, a car stops at the main gate, people have arrived. The few early birds enter theirContinue reading “Early Mornings”


By Renee Boxes are good.  Why you ask?   Well they are! Obviously.  What? You aren’t convinced? Well ok then. Let me convince you.  Boxes help to store items. You may think that’s obvious, but imagine your life without boxes. Where would you keep trinkets or souvenirs? Sure you could shove them into a cupboard, but thenContinue reading “Boxes”


By Renee Have you walked past one of those Chinese shops with a bunch of beads and stones? Those are mainly selling “crystals”. When most people think of crystals, they probably think of diamonds. However, in “crystal healing”, crystals refer to semi-precious stones like quartz or amethyst that supposedly can do miraculous things like boostContinue reading “Crystals”


By Renee Pudding means different things to different people. I always thought it meant a sweet, wobbly substance, like caramel custard. However, the term ‘pudding’ covers a wide range of foods, from sweet to savory. Pudding as a term for savory food is mainly in the United Kingdom or Commonwealth countries, while the rest ofContinue reading “Pudding”

Why You Should Watch Figure Skating

Figure skating is a well-known sport across the world, but how many people in Singapore actually follow it? In Singapore, there are 3 ice rinks in total, including the only Olympic-size one at JCube. Many people go there on the weekends to skate, yet not many pursue figure skating as a serious hobby or career.Continue reading “Why You Should Watch Figure Skating”

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”