Male circumcision is the removal of the foreskin of the penis. This is the retractable fold of the skin that covers the end of the penis. It is an ancient ritual in Islam and Judaism and historians originally believed that it arose as an ancient public health measure in preventing balanitis or the swelling of … Continue reading Male circumcision: a cut to save lives?
Introduction The Warlord Era in China was the result of the disintegration of power after overthrowing the Qing Dynasty (last dynasty of China) which caused the country to be split into many different factions/regions which were controlled by local leaders. These powerful leaders had armies, wealth allowing them to gain power easily. To some extent, … Continue reading Chinese warlords
China has one of the longest histories in the world and the one of the few Ancient Civilisations who have managed to continue to exist & preserve their original language and culture. To pick 6 famous people is extremely difficult considering the number of people who have remained known through the tides of time. However … Continue reading 6 famous Ancient Chinese People and their tragic love stories: Li Luo, Ka Suo’s 6 previous reincarnations (10 Min read)
*may contain images/content that may be upsetting or inappropriate to young readers The now 21st century China is not known for it's tolerance towards homosexuality in the LGBT community. It was not long ago when China's netcasting Services Association (CNSA) has banned the portrayal of homosexuality and prostitution, claiming that these are all "abnormal" types … Continue reading Homosexuality in China: then and now (5 min read)
This is a blog post written by a blogger that I have recently followed. All credits go to him/her who has kindly given me permission to share here. I feel that it is a very important message that more people should be aware of. One of the major problems that we are facing in the … Continue reading The rise of the superbugs (5 min read)
蛊or Gu is the use of venomous creatures such as worms, centipedes, scorpions and extracting their poisons for different uses, the most well-known are probably in sorcery and in traditional medicine. It is supposed to originate from Southern China and the most well-known ethnicity who use this are the Miao people (Hmongb/ Hmub/ Xongb/ Ab … Continue reading 蛊(Gu) 3 min read
Every year the mid-autumn or the moon festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar which corresponding to September to October of the Gregorian calendar and is celebrated in China, Korea and Vietnam. In 2017 it occurred on the 4th of October. Origins Originally it was a festival … Continue reading The Chinese way of celebrating the Mid-autumn Festival (3 min read)
As a student who currently studies at a university in the UK, receiving random emails from strangers and advertisers is nothing new. But an email from a particular person stands out. Its an email offering me a job. And no, just in case you're wondering, I'm not special. I'm neither the most outgoing/ smartest/ good … Continue reading Hidden dangers in university (3 min read)
Although I tried to tone down on the amount of medical jargon present in the drama, I realised that perhaps it might be good to write a short post on some of the terms that are scattered throughout the drama which may even come into use in your daily lives. Here are the ones that … Continue reading A handy guide to work through the medical terms in Memory Lost
Every year on the 7th lunar month of the Chinese advent calender, comes a month of weird celebrations. In some parts of Asia, where there is a dense population of Chinese people, you would see people burning pieces of brightly coloured paper in a large tin box outside their homes, or a group of people … Continue reading The Chinese Ghost Month
Syria, a small Middle Eastern country but a country that is likely mentioned almost on every news channel, almost everyday. And if you reside in a country like the UK or US, you will probably find yourself embroiled in news articles about the war in Syria against President Assad and ISIL. Most people living in … Continue reading Censorship in Western Media? The two evils in Syria: Assad and ISIL (Daesh)
As the world's attention is drawn towards rising tensions in the Korean peninsula, I wonder if there is a chance the North and South will ever be reunited again? Due to World War II, North and South Korea was split, similarly to West and South Germany. So why was Germany reunited after 41 years whereas … Continue reading Will North & South Korea ever be reunited again like Germany?
The first thing that comes into mind when someone talks about human experimentation is probably the atrocities committed by the Nazis in the 20th century. After the Tuskegee experiments done on African Americans to find out the natural progression of untreated syphilis would follow hot on its heels. But unit 731 is probably just another … Continue reading Unit 731: the forgotten 20th century medical experimentation atrocity
To go with the theme, there must be a post to give advice on using time wisely 🙂