By Stephanie Lai

Stephanie Lai is a queer Australian of Chinese descent (and a left-handed archer); she is occasionally paid to train people in surviving our oncoming dystopic climate change future. Find her at yiduiqie.tumblr.com and no-award.net.

  1. Stephanie Lai's previous work for The Toast can be found here. In 1926, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par migrate to Singapore from Yangon. In 1937, annoyed by Kids These Days, they open Tiger Balm Gardens, a site from which they plan to teach Singaporeans about traditional Chinese values. Their company, the Haw Par Corporation, produces Tiger Balm. It’s not traditional values, but it is traditional. In 1988, Tiger Balm Gardens is renamed…

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  2. Stephanie Lai last wrote for The Toast about the pitfalls of voluntourism. The majority of Australia has just suffered through an unprecedented heatwave; at the same time, North America experienced a Polar Vortex. These extreme weather events are no coincidence: I'm here to explain to you Our Oncoming Dystopic Future!

    This is not an argument about whether climate change exists, or been caused by humans. This is an explanation of…

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  3. You've just finished uni; maybe you're taking a break from your stressful job, you've got some money saved, and you want to adventure and make a difference. There are children in developing countries, and you've got time and a lot of love and there's a whole world out there. But before you end up as that person on Facebook making the peace sign amid a crowd of brown orphans, stop and think. I might be…

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