Shao_Xinning

Singapore

I have a dream, and a fish.

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Shao_Xinning (Singapore)() published:

The Something More

PROMPT: Personal Essay Competition: Making Change 2018

I was sixteen when I realized that girls should wear sports bras when they do, like, sports.

I saw girls from Shanghai, living in the same student hostel as me in Singapore, putting them on. I saw the metallic gray strap over my Singaporean classmates’ neck. They didn’t understand why I wasn't wearing one, and they didn’t expect that I had never heard of its existence before —— never. The normal bra felt uncomfortable when I ran, yet I made...

over 1 year ago

Shao_Xinning (Singapore)() published:

The Something More

PROMPT: Personal Essay Competition: Making Change 2018

I was sixteen when I realized that girls should wear sports bras when they do, like, sports.

I saw girls from Shanghai, living in the same student hostel as me in Singapore, putting them on. I saw the metallic gray strap over my Singaporean classmates’ neck. They didn’t understand why I didn’t wear one, and they didn’t expect that I have never heard of its existence before —— never. The normal bra feels uncomfortable when I run, yet I made...

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Shao_Xinning (Singapore)() published:

Zao Lian: an Outdated Chinese Heirloom

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2018

Mention ‘Zao Lian’, meaning ‘premature love’ in Chinese, to any educator or parent in China and brace yourself for an anxious deluge of questions: Zao Lian? Who? My student/son/daughter?  With whom? When did it start?

They are not overreacting. Zao Lian——a term that exudes disapproval in the Chinese context (‘Lian’ means ‘romance, and the word ‘Zao’ suggests it is ‘too early’)——has long been blamed for depriving young lovers of a promising future....

almost 2 years ago

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