Daily Archives: September 7, 2016

Dreams vs. Reality: Drawing the Line Between Youth and Adulthood

When I was growing up, I dreamed of becoming a mother and an architect. I envisioned myself as a woman dressing and playing with my children instead of plastic dolls; I anticipated a day when I could design real houses … Continue reading

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Teenager+___?___=Adult

Today is terrible.         My bike does not work properly, although I just bought it through Amazon last week. The chain keeps falling off the gears and makes noises while I use it to climb hills。 I … Continue reading

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Millennials: Consumerism Defines a Generation

As we approach 2017, Millennials have started to take over every part of every day life. Whether it’s culture, the workforce, or the consumer base, the Millennials are undoubtedly moving into their prime. The millennial generation, also known as Generation … Continue reading

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The Millennials’ Meaningless Memes

Millennials are generally considered to be the generation of people born in the 1980s and 1990s, potentially including the early 2000s as well. What differentiates Millennials from older generations, such as Generation X and the Baby Boomers, is a large … Continue reading

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Tonight, We Are Young

One of my favorite songs (We Are Young by Fun) is a ballad directed right at adulthood. It reinforces this fact: adulthood is not a certain age range or period of your life, but it is simply a mindset that … Continue reading

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Adulthood: An Individual’s Perspective

My Birthday is now in 21 days. I will be 18. I am approaching what is the legal marker of adulthood, however It doesn’t feel like it.  There are finally things I can do legally like get a tattoo or … Continue reading

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Endlessly Creating Myself

Each year, on the night of December 2nd, I find myself jittering with excitement, knowing that in just a few short hours I will be yet another year older. When morning comes, though, I wake up to the same alarm … Continue reading

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Coming of Age – A pixelated journey

I had always thought defining when I had come of age would be a simple enough matter. Like every other male in Singapore, I was to be conscripted once I turned 18. When that time finally came along, I was … Continue reading

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Hop Off Hollywood

Today’s pop culture constantly bombards us with messages telling about coming of age. Be it through movies, music, trending products, they all aim to shape our view of the teenage experience before we enter it. They lead us to believe … Continue reading

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Drinking Age And Adulthood

I always find myself engaging in a very interesting discussion with others: Why can one serve in the military at 17, but cannot drink alcohol legally until he/she is 21? It is easy to feel the intensity of discussion about … Continue reading

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