Archive for March, 2012

About The Author

March 12, 2012

As we can see here- I’m really sorry for not writing for so long.

I mean it’s not like I wanted to stop writing you know. I entered university late last year and have fallen head over heels over my current major- Sociology.

Sociology, for the uninitiated, is basically the study of society, human relations and the stuff that can affect these relations.

Now it is not that I’ve given up on writing altogether, it’s just that Sociology has been so captivating thus far and has taught me so much in such a short period of time.

The most important thing I’ve learnt is that an individual’s actions are, to a certain extent, influenced by society and knowing this makes me feel so empowered. Imagine wielding knowledge that allows you to understand, explain, pre-empt or even manipulate a person’s actions.

Intoxicating isn’t it?

But sociology isn’t a bed of roses, more often than not it tears me apart inside. I am a very optimistic person and I did like to believe that the human spirit is inherently good.

But time and time again Sociology has exposed the ugliness of humanity. Tyranny. Greed. Selfishness. My heart breaks during most of my lectures, listening and seeing the kinds of things that happen in our world.

But I guess that’s the riddle of life huh? That the most important things you need to know are the least you wish to know.

I think by now you would have guessed that this isn’t going to be one of my usual articles. Having published my tenth piece a long while ago, I decided to dedicated an entire post to myself so that you guys can get to know me a little better ^_^ (and the blog is in need of an intro page anyway).

I am male; just in case it was not obvious enough. Having turned 21 last year in November (A Sagittarius if anyone is as into horoscopes as me), society now treats me as an adult although I live under the mercy of my parents.

I am also a citizen of the island city of Singapore, which most of the ignorant people on the Internet think is somewhere in China.

You also may have noticed there is a pattern in my articles, I like to write about societal issues (hence my major), lessons life has taught me (harshly) and my (lack of a) love life.

There is, of course, the bigger question of why I keep writing. The enjoyment I get out of doing it is a perk needless to say, but there are larger implications too.

I aspire to be a journalist. Call me naïve, but I believe journalism can make the world a better place. You go out there and you find out what’s important and you tell the world about it. Because only when the world knows about these pressing issues can we all do something about it.

Thus as a journalist, one must be able to write well. I live by this ideology that it doesn’t really matter if I produce the perfect piece at this point in time; it is the practise that counts especially so while I’m still maturing. I believe many seasoned writers would agree with me on this.

So here I am, writing my heart out on topics that I like. I believe I’ve said this before- my articles aren’t world class pieces, I am still a work in progress. If my articles happen to make your day then it has made mine too because making people happy makes me happy.

I’ll pull the plug on this article right now; I know how narcissistic people can be on the Internet and that they hate reading stories where authors write about themselves. I’ll try to write as often as I can, but for now I think I can promise at least one article per month? Fear not, for I have my next article in the pipeline already! 🙂


Like what you just read? Like the Show And Tell series on Facebook for the backstories, sneak peeks and to talk to the author!