The Balkans – a hidden gem of Europe

Here’re selected photographs taken during my 2-week trip to the Balkan Peninsula (July 2017). I can use three adjectives to summarise the whole trip: rewarding, gorgeous and passionate. (Scroll a little bit for amazing snapshots) Rewarding: The trip is like a summer intensive course on European History Before the trip, all I know about the... Continue Reading →




[Poetry Analysis] Postcard from Kashmir

“Home is where the heart is.” It is glaringly clear that the speaker’s (the poet's) heart belongs to Kashmir, his homeland as well as a region in South Asia that suffers from on-going territorial disputes among China, India and Pakistan. Postcard from Kashmir by Agha Shahid Ali Kashmir shrinks into my mailbox, my home a... Continue Reading →


Dear my future 18-year-old daughter, Happy birthday, my lovely daughter. You turn 18 today! I guess you’ve yearned for this day for long, right? Mama has something to tell you, something I wish I knew before turning 18. It is your first day of being an adult. Don’t you feel excited about it? Being an... Continue Reading →

[Poetry Analysis] From the Republic of Conscience

Published on the Human Right Day of 1985, From the Republic of Conscience is written by the celebrated Irish poet Seamus Heaney (I love his works a lot!) to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Amnesty International, a leading global human right NGO. Through narrating the speaker’s journey in the virtual nation of conscience, Heaney challenges the racial barriers... Continue Reading →

Stranger, you would never know…

Dear Stranger, You would never know, as early as I had got on the train, I noticed you, a good-looking gentleman sitting in the backseat. You would never know I used to hate Mandarin a lot, but because of you, I secretly fall in love with it. You would never know my heart was stolen... Continue Reading →

A Confession of a Docile Girl

Heavenly Father, I thank you for your lavish love since I have to say thank you to you, my Lord. I confess that the demon inside me has taken the control over me. I am a hybrid of angel and evil: Obey to outstand my cousins Study to appease my mom Smile to bribe my... Continue Reading →

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