Admitted to Duke! Click in for some insider tips, for free!

Last Thursday 7pm EST. Friday morning 8am local time. I still vividly remember me frantically typing away on my laptop the night before, and clicking "save" on my half-done uchicago uncommon essay. After a full week of panic, with my heart wrung tight between equally competent Duke applicant profiles on social media, and a pile … Continue reading Admitted to Duke! Click in for some insider tips, for free!

I have a poetry collection! Some excerpts /2

“Eh” Lay your tongue flat On the ground of your oral cavity Shut your epiglottis and push your diaphragm down a crack Blow thy gentle breeze From the depth of your chest: “Eh” Crisp, gentle, almost unnoticeable This is an infant’s call for its mama’s pat To force out the little bubbles Tumbling inside its … Continue reading I have a poetry collection! Some excerpts /2

Welcome aboard to this voyage on Biodiversity with me!

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!