Japanese citizens didn’t loot after disaster struck in 2011

During times of disaster, many people suffer from a severe case of individualism, a condition defined by a lack of concern and/or empathy towards other people in situations where one cannot be benefitted. This often results in theft and chaos as people scramble to obtain scarce resources. I bring up this overgeneralized definition of individualism because…

A Whole New World: Vietnam

I’ve made one of the biggest decisions of my adult life this week: I’ve decided to live abroad in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam to teach at the Canadian International School Vietnam for two years. For the last six months, I’ve been on a job hunt. I wanted to move on from my current job…

Rose-coloured Filters: Making the Cut for Social Media #humblebrag

On September 9, 2017, I took my first international trip without my parents to Cusco, Peru. I’m sure some people will consider that a pretty late milestone at the age of 25, but there I was. I used to be so awestruck by picture-perfect moments captured on social media. I would see classmates sharing photos of…