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Photo by Dylan Chia

From what I can tell, photography is becoming an increasingly popular hobby, as I’ve seen more and more people roaming the streets having fun with their cameras, and this got me thinking, why not share some advice for those who might be tempted to try?

Before I continue, I have to add that I am by no means a professional from National Geographic, neither am I the owner of an Instagram-famous account. No, I’m simply a man with a hobby, the everyday man with a simple interest in capturing the beauty of his surroundings. If you feel that this is…


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Ever since its introduction in the 18th century, Sudoku has been a source of entertainment that has accompanied us through periods of boredom while sharpening our thinking capacity.

However, the value it provides extends that, as there are also several lessons to be learnt from the puzzle. Here are five such lessons you can learn from playing Sudoku.

Start small

Don’t start off by going for the big empty spaces, but target the rows, columns, or boxes that are the most crowded. …


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If you’re an avid user of dating apps (a position I strongly deny being in), then you’re likely aware of the various types of acronyms present on the profiles who’re there for a different kind of action. Some of them make sense but others sound entirely random, so the question is: who even comes up with these acronyms?

Now, this isn't a history paper to figure out the origin of sexual acronyms so you can rest assured and continue reading on before hitting the “back” button. …


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Photo by Nikko Macaspac from Unsplash

Life is like a movie, and we’re the protagonist starring in our adventures through life. As we progress, we’ll be introduced to our supporting cast, ranging from characters like classmates to one-off characters like the cab driver from yesterday. Eventually, we’ll be introduced to one of the more permanent characters: the antagonist.

Regardless of whether it’s a school bully or strict parents, we’re sure to encounter and eventually overcome them as we grow. However, what happens when one of the antagonists in your life is yourself?

It’s to be expected at one point, as we are sometimes the culprit hindering…


STRUGGLES

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It sounds rhetorical, but it’s still a question that we should sometimes ask ourselves. After all, each of us has an idea of the person we want to be when we grow up, so it’s only fitting that we ask ourselves from time to time, “who am I?”

Many people, myself included, would often wonder the same thing. How is it that despite living our lives up to this point, we’re still at a loss for words whenever someone asks us to give a short introduction of ourselves? Surely no one would know us better than ourselves, right?

Well, the…


Finally having a go at paying for “exclusive” content

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Bored and horny. Possibly the worst combination for males out there and it’s no different in my case, especially during this period when we’re all forced to stay at home.

Hence, like anyone else who’s bored out of their minds, I decided to find ways to entertain myself. One of which involved downloading the dating app, OkCupid. You can read more about that experience in the article below.

Presently, I had cut down my time spent on the app since downloading it but still checked it every so often, anticipating the surprises that awaited me. …


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Wonderkids are usually hyped up to be the next big thing. Often compared to current stars who are seen as their natural future progression, these young athletes have introduced themselves to the world by showing glimpses of their potential.

However, the unfortunate truth of the matter is that not all of them are able to carry on their youth form into their senior careers, with some even disappearing into obscurity. Hence, this article will analyse some of the factors involved that affect their performance as they progress to the senior team.

(While this article is mainly focused on football, it…


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Everyone has dreams of being the best. Whether it’s due to the influence of fictional heroes or award recipients from the news, we’re constantly exposed to the advantages of doing well and making a name for yourself. Unfortunately, the truth is that we can’t all be like that.

Most of us would already be aware that we’re nowhere near the top, but then where do we belong? Do we fit in at the bottom of the barrel, the middle class, the above averages, or somewhere in between those categories?

The obvious truth is that while it varies for everyone, most…


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Imagine if Medium was a country, what would it be like? Visions of utopia and freedom spring to mind, but what if that wasn't the case? What if one day a dictator decides to take over? How will that change the experience for us citizens of Medium? Well, worry no more as we dive in and explore this fantasy.

For starters, our drafts are probably gonna be monitored. If we have any article titles or works in progress with specific keywords, then we’re in for a surprise. …


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Counting down the games that stand out from the rest

Gaming has always followed a certain format. Whether it’s racing games like Need For Speed and Asphalt or first-person shooting (FPS) games like Modern Warfare or Call of Duty, there’s always been a formula behind those concepts that ensure their popularity.

However, there are also games that have branched out beyond those concepts and managed to create entirely new franchises based on their unique gameplay. Here are my top five most unique gaming franchises, ranked based on their uniqueness and popularity.

Football Manager

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