Hi! I’m Ren Rong. You can call me Ren.

My parents named me after the banyan tree (ficus microcarpa), with hopes that I would grow into a strong and sturdy character. What they didn’t know was that my namesake is strong and sturdy because it is semi-parasitic…

I spend my time deliberating upon various ponderous topics – the future, death, what to wear today, and erratic bowel movements. Some of these transcend into blog posts. Others remain in the web-like obscurity of exons and introns. I also take a lot of unnecessary pictures of myself.

Colours, butter on baked potatoes, and the newest Discworld novels are some of my favourite things. GNU Terry Pratchett.