More than a mere list of random jumbles I’ve read/watched in 2018, including some on my list next year. Curation #1: nonfiction
Mid zone of Sungei Buloh mangroves Seaward zone of Sungei Buloh, now studded with the white plumage of herons MERRY CHRISTMAS!! The migratory season is finally here! It gives naturalists in warmer climates all the more reasons to celebrate a colourful Christmas *<:>> Migratory season spans from September to March next year, but from personal … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Migratory season special (09/12/2018)
"Fake it till you make it." This ancient word of wisdom has neurological basis. The problem is, very few of us have the socioeconomic privilege, psychological peace, neurological grounds and essential qualities, such as passion, determination and perseverance to verify this, especially in academia.Sounds intriguing to you? Go and have a read of Incognito: the … Continue reading 18/11/18 Things I wish I’d known sooner — Rant and advice on excellence
I came across this article a few days ago and it really grasped my interest. Since this topic is relevant to the main characters of this blog--birds, butterflies and all other kinds of species--and might bring you (and me) some consolations on this "jolly" occasion of Singles' Day (11/11), I thought WHY NOT! This post … Continue reading 11/11/18 Let’s talk about sex (determination in wildlife) & companions on your nature endeavours!
Results do not define me, but rather strike me with room to grow and prosper. End-of-year exams just ended, and my results were... disappointing to say the least. But upon second thought, this was not an unfair representation of the scarce efforts I put into my studies for the past two months. I was contented … Continue reading 17/10/2018 Something different, some reflections
Welcome back! This will be the first to a series, as I take you through a tour inside the technicolored kingdom of these fairies In the next five months, I will be participating in an advanced butterfly watch workshop organized by NParks, and conducting monthly butterfly watches at a designated site. Get excited and come … Continue reading Butterfly watch series 1: Butterfly Garden at HortPark (23/09/18)
Ever since I encountered the booth set up by SBWR volunteers at Festival of Biodiversity, I have been dreaming of stepping into this wonderland of flora and fauna. Finally, I dragged my mom and friend Sarah to Kranji 这个鸟不生蛋的地方 (a place so remote in which birds do not even bother to lay eggs) You simply cannot … Continue reading 1/9/2018 Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR): a tapestry of natural wonders