Even with the bar lights glaring at me, I couldn't see myself. I couldn't recognise this person that occupied the body that is usually mine. She seemed happier, freer, less self-conscious and more daring. This new person downed her fifth glass of tequila and got up to join her partner on the small passageway between … Continue reading Meet the reckless shade
‘Think and Grow Rich’ is a very cliché title, at least that is what I thought whenever I saw the book recommended over and over again. But nonetheless, I am reading it and it has got me thinking about a lot of things. Let me just I am a very self-conscious person, especially when it … Continue reading Think and Grow Rich
I had had a crappy day at work and was from doing my shopping when I see this man on the street from the corner of my eye. His leg was broken at a really weird angle - I wonder what had happened to him. He obviously couldn't walk. He was begging for money on … Continue reading Now we have to explain why we give money to beggars??
I was reading Start With Why - Simon Sinek, and it got me thinking about my WHY. Why I do what I do; my job, investments... It all came down to one thing, financial freedom. My family used to be well-off, then life happened and we became poor - actually very poor. It was ugly, … Continue reading What is Financial Freedom?
There are two types of (female) feminists. There is the type that will fight for the rights of women at whatever cost. They will do whatever it takes to show and prove that women can do everything that men do. Their measures will be embarrassing to themselves and their families; they will lose their dignity … Continue reading Feminist; mostly at heart, anyway.
"You look older today," he said to me in his usual stupid funny way. "Your face looks like that of a constipated kitten." "I have never seen one," I replied in my 'usual' nonchalant tone. "How does that one look like? Do the whiskers stand up in protest, or something??" "I don't know, never seen … Continue reading ‘Crampy’ crimson wave
It is a cold night, not too cold, just my kind of cold. I had a delicious meal for dinner. I have new stocks of my favourite series and movies. The phone is charged, I have great internet access and my wallet is not complaining. My life should be complete…that is all it usually takes … Continue reading Taking Back My Shit
This is a story of a young woman, Esther Greenwood's struggles as she transforms into 'womanhood'. It starts off with her winning a competition to guest edit for a magazine in New York. It then takes you through her bitter, angry and rebellious life story (or at least that is what I felt). Esther desperately … Continue reading The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
There is a fear (I wouldn't call it respect) that I have for elderly people. They are the only people I can practically take any form of crap from -- they can make whatever remarks they want about me (and don't they always do!), and I will do whatever they ask me to, however manipulative! … Continue reading The Certainty of Youth
I had been toying with the idea of dreading my hair for years, and a few months back I gathered up the courage to do it. It was scary at first, but I felt good about my decision. With time I got bored with the short dreads and their limited styling options, I wanted long … Continue reading Faux Locs