Green: A thickened scent of dampness is what establishes the atmosphere here, sourced from damp, dewy, and dank surroundings. Any being that moves within this climate is met by the rock-like presence of heat. Sticky is the air, a syrupy embrace from the enclosing flora that leaves skin tacky to the touch. A glistening dewdrop […]

  The 2011 film, “The Lady”, directed by Luc Besson, is a political drama. Throughout this movie, we follow the journey of Aung San Suu Kyi, a Burmese woman who has deep ties to Burma through her father, General Aung San. The director, Luc Besson, practices auteur theory with his film-making. Auteur theory is a […]

Anxiety When I wrote this speech, I never thought I would actually be able to perform it. My life has been quite mundane, a little dull in my opinion. I’ve never broken a bone, never achieved anything at a national or international level, never travelled to incredible places – the only country I have been […]

Effective writers use images that provoke us Los Angeles Times journalist Barbara Demick chose to reveal the dark stories of North Korean defectors in her 2009 non-fiction text “Nothing To Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea.” In this text, Demick constructs interesting and twisting tales of how defectors who escaped the clutches of the North […]