Inner Ocean: Human-Nature Complex through Water

Why is the ocean salty? This question came to me one day when I was backpacking through Malaysia in 2017. The rivers that flow into the ocean are not salty; the rain and snow that falls from the sky aren’t either. Why only the ocean, where 99% of water on Earth is held, is salty? Or, let me rephrase my question: why is only 1% of the water on Earth consumable?

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Three Mental Models For Young Designers Transitioning from School to Workforce

Swurl Community

Design graduates are like the prototypes made by the design school. One can graduate with a shiny degree and a colorful portfolio, but prototypes remain as prototypes unless it successfully gets funded and implemented in the real world.

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Be Water – the Ancient Chinese Way

Between Clouds and Oceans

How does the way we perceive water affect our self-identities? What does water teach us about treating one another and the earthly environment? Let’s behold today’s water crisis and injustice around the world through an ancient lens.

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Love Letter from 2022

My future-self asked me to read this when I am feeling weak

Dear Charlotte, Happy new year. With all my gratitude, I want to thank you for being here. Without your faith, which guided you to take all the seemingly impossible steps through 2020 to be where you are, I wouldn’t be where I am...

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