Bullets: Christie Hartono

By: Joy Harjanto Points have been edited for length and clarity For Christie Hartono, social media is her red carpet. She uses it as a platform to display her many passions: from beauty to music. Her Instagram feed has caught the attention of big name brands, allowing her to work with brands like Glossier, VS […]

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STEVE WINARTO

By: Felicia Widjaya Like most musicians, Steve Winarto dreamt of the glittering Hollywood lights. He certainly has the talent to make it in Los Angeles; after all, he received a merit scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music, graduated summa cum laude, and has since won many awards for music composition. But Steve learned […]

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Finding Courage In Social Movements: Why I Joined The Hong Kong Protests

By: Albert Au   This story is part of Paradigma’s Global Voices series- a platform to give Paradigma a bold, defined and global perspective through a personal voice. July 1st commemorates the handover of Hong Kong as a former British colony to the People’s Republic of China. But instead of celebrating with fireworks at Victoria’s […]

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Editor’s Note #3

Dear Readers, We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our Q&A features on our “Home Away from Home” and “Finding Harmony” series thus far. To further our vision in creating meaningful conversations about passion and impact, the Paradigma team is excited to introduce two new concepts to our platform: “Bullets” and “Global Voices.” Our “Bullets” posts will […]

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Gillian Geraldine

By: Felicia Widjaya Gillian Geraldine fell in love with the piano’s black and white keys when she was only four years old. Unlike the instrument’s monochrome colors, the tunes it produces open a world of multicolored melody   — similar to Gillian’s journey in pursuing a career as a musician. Her sweet personality emits through […]

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Carol Kuswanto

By: Joy Harjanto Carol Kuswanto met us in a cafe tucked in the streets of Los Angeles on a typically sunny day. During our meeting, she identified the pitch of the song playing amid the background noise effortlessly. Carol is gifted with perfect pitch: the ability to identify or re-create a musical note without a […]

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Editor’s Note #2

Dear Readers, Thanks for following us through our first chapter of storytelling, “Home away from Home.” We hope our first batch of stories inspired you to pursue your passion no matter where you may be. For our second set of stories, “Finding Harmony,” we will feature individuals who decided to study and pursue a career […]

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Adrian Emanuel

Adrian Emanuel built his career as an architect from the ground up. From assembling legos when he was younger, this University of Pennsylvania graduate — with a master’s degree in architecture and certificate in real estate development — worked on big-name projects such as World Trade Center 2, Shell headquarter, and Facebook headquarter. We met […]

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Gilbert Ichwan

By: Joy Harjanto For Gilbert Ichwan, his fascination for iPhones that started in the early 2010s was life changing. The product caused him to develop a strong affinity towards Apple and its founder Steve Jobs. Beyond its sleek design, Gilbert was fascinated by iPhones’ user friendliness and company motto. Gilbert thought he wanted to pursue […]

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