It has been an unexpected year for all, a disruptive year for many, a particularly tough year for some and a good year for *coughs* companies producing masks, gloves and vaccines. To say the least, some of us have been impacted more so than others. As a second-year student in NUS, for better or worse, how this semester would be like was already somewhat expected (given our experience with online classes last semester). Yet, despite the dreariness of having almost every activity shifted online, there always seems to be something new to learn about ourselves and the world around us.
This summer will probably be unlike any other the world has seen in a while. We often perceive summer break as a time to unwind with overseas adventures, catch up with friends and family, etc. Yet, the summer of 2020 has been marked by worry and anxiety (especially amongst the graduating cohort and those who have lost their jobs). Even for current undergraduates, opportunities for both work and leisure throughout summer have been ̶r̶e̶k̶t̶e̶d̶ restricted by recent global developments.
However, that is not to say that summer break has now been reduced to extended Netflix sessions where one…
A review on Tsukiji Fish Market from a tourist’s perspective
What holiday to Tokyo, Japan will be complete without a visit to the famed Tsukiji Fish Market? Armed with a trove of knowledge provided online on how best to discover Tsukiji Fish Market, my travel companions and I prepared for the visit by sleeping early. We were warned that beyond 9:00am, visitors would be packed like sardines in a can with each other (“Oh the irony…” I thought to myself). True to reviews online, when we arrived at Tsukiji around 7:30am, there was a tranquil calmness in the atmosphere.
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