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BSc in Civil/Structural Engineering — A kid in his 20’s finding a sense to this world and everything in between.

“memory serves to illuminate a greater understanding of past events”

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I remember as a kid, my friends and I would spend Saturday afternoons in the wilderness looking for spiders. We would have them as our pet. A race between each other finding these tiny creatures in the vast expanse of…


From Eric Rohmer’s “Chloe in the afternoon”

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The contemporary society we live in about romantic relationship is the union between two individuals. These individuals go through the stages of desire, passion, and intimacy that lead to love. Resulting into a lifelong duty and companionship signifying the union as a whole.


from Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation”

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I decided to move into a new city. A new chapter, a new experience, and a desperation to escape my monotonous life. Everything was packed. Memories of living in my hometown for years were all contained in a duffel bag and a backpack.

I…


From Eric Rohmer’s “My Night at Maud’s”

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To a person devoted in religion, when faced with moral conflict. Are your choices influenced by religious faith or reason?

Growing up in the teachings of Catholicism, the most fundamental part of religious faith is the existence of God. We are conditioned to…


from the film “I’m thinking of ending things”

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I was scrolling through Netflix and couldn’t decide what to watch. A social malady for every user. I guess you could call it, the paradox of choice. After a series of never ending film titles, I came upon a film called “I’m…


Revisiting our idea of love

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For centuries, humanity has been struggling to understanding the meaning of love.

Our most common belief of love was influenced mostly in the Western cinematic films. Most notably “Titanic”, a 1997 American film well known for the story of Jack and Rose. …


Western vs Eastern Films

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Romantic films has been a genre that popularised the cinematic experience of love; from Romeo and Juliet, Titanic, and even The Notebook. The pangs of anticipation at first gaze, excitement for the first date, and desire for that first kiss has given the audience a glimpse…


Pursuing creative paths with an open mind

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“I am the architect of my own self, my own character and destiny. It is no use whingeing about what I might have been, I am the things I have done and nothing more” — Jean Paul Sartre

I was sitting in the…


an experimental short story about desire

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It was a cold Thursday night, I took the train to get to my book lover’s class. Accompanying me was a copy of Franz Kafka’s 1926 novel “The Castle”. As the train was moving, I sat by the window watching the lights and buildings…


every moment is worthy of art

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Turning 27 seems like an overwhelming feeling. Feelings of rapture and melancholy surge within me as another year goes by in this so called life. Seeing the magnificence and sorrow of human existence, I dove into an introspective conflict of continuing and ending it…

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