"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
New blog post finally phew... Went on a late morning (around 9 am) stroll with four of my nature/photography fanatic friends in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in search for herons. These elegantly poised freshwater/ coastal birds probably shunned away from the blazing sun into the shades of floating vegetation. The hunt was futile, but still, … Continue reading 22/7/18 Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park: surprises await on a hunt for herons
Hello there! Good morning/afternoon/evening, wherever you are around the world! I'm Islina, an aspiring naturalist currently based in Singapore, this tiny red dot in Southeast Asia that recently witnessed a turning point in world history (hopefully). The best decision I have made in my two years here? Becoming a National Parks Community In Nature (CIN) … Continue reading Welcome aboard to this voyage on Biodiversity with me!
Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton