Book Review: The Dyslexic Hearts Club

I was searching on Amazon for something to read. As always, it bombarded me with an ocean of book titles whose promising summaries and expertly written reviews make it impossible to choose. After half an hour of unproductive browsing, a solution lightbulb flicked on inside my head. “I’m living in a new country, why not…

How my mental illness turned into winning enlightenment

“Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom.” Toni Morrison’s quote echoes in my head as I’m writing this. It’s impressive that the author’s words accurately summarize my experience with mental illness in such short, all-embracing sentence. I still remember the day I told my university lecturer about the wish…

I cried in Amsterdam

I made my first trip to Amsterdam two days ago. Exactly two weeks after I arrived in Netherlands (read my article Apeldoorn, new town new life). I and my flatmate were munching freshly baked pastries at the lovely Bakker Bart on Stationsplein street. It’s walking distance to the station and we got nothing to do…

Apeldoorn, new town new life

I’m depressed. It’s been almost a week since my arrival here in Apeldoorn, Netherlands but it feels like a year already. I cry every day, not that kind of sappy tears though. I’m just deeply infected with a strange vision of no future, no hope. But it’s even weirder that I’m typing down depressed shit…

An extreme case of moral crisis resulted from Just-World Hypothesis

In July 2016, international newspapers reported a shocking massacre that happened at a care facility in Midori Ward, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan in which 19 people were killed and 26 others were injured. This brutal homicide is considered one of the worst crimes committed in the country’s modern history. The stories revolved around the murderer Satoshi…

THỨC DẬY VÀO LÚC 4H SÁNG: LỐI SỐNG MỚI CHO HIỆU QUẢ CAO?

Giải quyết việc cá nhân trước lúc mặt trời mọc; tranh thủ tập trung khi sự xao lãng chưa manh nha tìm đến. Cả Tim Cook và bà Michelle Obama đều là những người dậy trước bình minh để kiểm tra e-mails và tập thể dục… sau đó làm việc cả ngày. Cộng tác viên…

Easter Egg Bash Event – 24/03/2013

Three years ago I volunteered for an Easter-themed charity event raising fund for Little Rose shelter – a refuge that provides shelter, care, education and assistance for young girls who are at high risk for or are survivors of sexual abuse or human trafficking in Vietnam. It was a wonderful experience since I was able to…

Friends – We keep each other survive

I believe friendship is by far one of the most abstract concepts, way more superior to romantic love. Though it undoubtedly cannot be put on a par with family, friendship builds up on quite similar the foundation of unconditional love. And while we don’t throw ourselves into friendship like we do when we’re in love with a sexually attractive…