My Dinner Party Lasagna Recipe

I firmly believe that everyone should at least have one failproof, foolproof, “oh my god, that was so good!” kind of crowdpleaser recipe in their dinner party repertoire. It’s not really a secret that mine is lasagna – it’s tasty, it’s easy to make, and you can adapt the recipe to accommodate any and all dietary requirements.… Keep Reading


One Year in Singapore

My first day in Singapore felt odd. After dragging my two suitcases around town (and through an entire shopping mall – after all, this is Singapore we’re talking about), I temporarily moved into a sparsely furnished Airbnb room with sliding walls in a fancy condo at the heart of the CBD, Singapore’s business district. Upon… Keep Reading


Japan – A Travel Diary

Visiting Japan has been a dream of mine for a very, very long time. It’s a place I’ve felt oddly drawn to ever since I found out that it’s supposed to be an introvert’s dream. Polite and friendly yet reserved, Japan is where community feel and a strong sense of solidarity meet an implicit understanding of personal… Keep Reading

The Pick-Up Theorist

The Pick-Up Theorist 2017 Advent Calendar

While I was browsing the Pick-Up Theorist Facebook page last November, I was pleased to realise that most of my original philosophical pick-up lines are still pretty solid (assuming you’re into this weird little niche, of course). My collage style, however, has evolved quite a bit since early 2014, and I felt like re-doing some of my… Keep Reading


DIY Data Science, Part 4: G is for Graph Analysis

It’s been tricky keeping this series up! I’ve started learning about a lot of things at the same time and it’s been quite difficult to neatly isolate one bit to write about. A few weeks ago, however, I decided my social network analysis skills (or, as I like to call them here, my graph analysis skills… Keep Reading

The Pick-Up Theorist

The Pick-Up Theorist x #GE2017

Last week’s General Election was the perfect opportunity to dust off my arts and crafts material and create four special edition political Pick-Up Theorists. It’s always so much more work than you think it will be (writing the lines is especially tricky if I haven’t done it in a while) but I loved every second. Keep Reading

Bullet Journal

My Monthly Bullet Journal Set Up – June

I started bullet journaling pretty much exactly a year ago. In fact, I posted an Instagram snap of my very first custom page – a thesis tracker – with the caption ‘Let the bullet journaling begin’ on 1 June 2016. Spoiler alert – that particular bullet journal page never proved very useful (too little space) and… Keep Reading


DIY Data Science, Part 3: W is for Web Scraping

I’ve been quite excited to dive into web scraping. After all, my teenage self used to copy and paste HTML code like crazy to put together amateur website templates, and scraping is also maybe the most intuitive way of collecting data online – just grab what you see. In practice, it’s obviously a little trickier… Keep Reading



I’m keeping it short & sweet this week; many of the letters I’ve chosen for this project will focus on machine learning algorithms in more detail, so here’s a tiny visual overview instead. For reference, I’m planning on watching all of these lovely lectures in the future and potentially invest in this book to get a… Keep Reading


DIY Data Science, Part 1: P is for Pandas

This last week, my programming brain has been all over the place. I’ve been looking into Natural Language Processing and trying to learn how to build a web application in Flask and it all felt like a huge complicated mess in my mind for most of the week. So I decided to turn to the… Keep Reading


DIY Data Science: The Alphabet

A few weeks ago, I decided to properly commit to learning some of the many open-source tools and skills and concepts that can help you get your hands dirty with data to dig out valuable insights, communicate them successfully and make them look pretty. Since data science can be an overwhelming field and there’s an abundance of… Keep Reading


What I Talk About When I Talk About Coding

Recently, I’ve had a little bit of time to get back into coding and once again realised how much I enjoy it. Python is my language of choice, and I’m by no means an expert (though I’m pretty sure I can get there one day if I keep going). So far, I mostly focus on… Keep Reading

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