Author: Debbie Yong

Debbie Yong is a former newspaper journalist whose bad case of itchy feet has brought her across continents in search of an education. The native Singaporean was an English Literature undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, a postgraduate student at the London School of Economics, and is currently completing her Masters at Shanghai’s Fudan University. But her real lessons in life have come from chatting with strangers in dive bars, eavesdropping on conversations in crowded subways and people-watching in quirky French Concession cafes.

Strike up a conversation with her at yong.debbie@gmail.com.

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