By Alan Jambulatov Over the course of the last summer, my business continued to work and to thrive. After long deliberation, we decided on the name ToiJoy, meaning event—toi in Kazakh—and have started to garner a reputation ever since. Starting off with smaller orders, we completed them for prices greatly lower than the competition while […]Read more "The Startup Phase"
By Zoe Kim What does a durian look like? What do they smell like? People ask these questions when I go back to the United States as I regale them the stories of different tropical fruits I eat in Singapore. One of the ones they are most intrigued by is durian. Most Singaporeans love durian, […]Read more "What does Durian taste like?"
By Phoebe Lim Psychology, the young science, a largely controversial topic within the Christian community. Should we even bother discussing the science of human thinking and behaviour when we recognise every wrong and vile part of ourselves comes from sin and every righteous part of us comes from God? Why, pray tell, would this young […]Read more "Five perspectives of psychology and the Biblical worldview"
By Micah Ford It was around this time last year that my dad, a high school teacher at QSI International School of Astana, realized the poor health condition of his mom in the small town of Angelica where she lived with her husband, a pastor. The thought of moving after 12 years overseas to help […]Read more "My family’s transition from Astana, Kazakhstan, to western New York"
By Tiffany Chen Recently, Kiron Skinner, the director of policy planning at the State Department, categorized the dispute between China and the U.S. as a “clash of civilizations,” reviving the famous argument by Samuel. P. Huntington and hinting at the inevitability of the conflict. According to Skinner, the fight between these two great powers is […]Read more "There are No Clashes of Civilizations between China and the US"
By Zoe Kim I’m always looking for a great recipe and I have some fantastic ones which I have found by using a tried and true method. When looking for a recipe on the Internet, most of the pictures look amazing, but when making them yourself, they do not taste or look as good as […]Read more "Finding a Good Recipe"
By Alan Jambulatov Corruption, deeply rooted in our human nature, draws all our fleeting strength to suppress. Corruption entails an insatiable want to put ourselves above others, to make others lose for our gain. Corruption allows us to loosen our morals, to hurt people, to disregard the pain of others, and worst of all, to […]Read more "Corruption"