Tinder is Great for Meeting Yourself

Tinder is a very popular online dating app. It’s a platform where you can meet new people, possibly a love interest, new friend or the perfect match. But after using Tinder for a few weeks, I realised it isn’t just for getting to know new people, it’s about getting to know yourself.

Tinder isn’t as Bad as You Think

A few months ago I finally made my debut on Tinder. Needless to say, I was terrified. The idea of putting myself out there, opening the door to possible rejection, awkward conversations, etc. is quite disturbing. But then I realised I’m already doing that in real life. Tinder is essentially a virtual version of meeting people, […]

The Paradox of Reading

Reading a book often evokes a wide range of emotions. At first, you’re reluctant to get too involved with the story, the characters, and so on, but you keep on reading.  Then, as the pages start to even out on both sides, you find myself abnormally intrigued by the characters, wondering where their stories will move […]

Thirsty for a Drop of Gratitude

If you have running water freely available in your home that is safe to drink and is hot and cold, you form part of the richest people on earth. One in ten people don’t have access to safe drinking water. Of the nine people that do have access, four have to fetch it from outside their homes. 50% of […]

Being on Your Own

On February 16 I went to go watch a movie. But this wasn’t just any excursion to the theatre. This was different. This was the first time that I went to go see a movie by myself, and it was the first time that the thought of going on my own to see a film didn’t […]

2016 Resolutions

This year, I am going to build on last year’s resolutions and the manner in which I realised them. Setting realistic goals that help make your dreams come true is the best way to make sure they happen, and checking on your progress every four months is a great way for staying accountable for them!

Review of Resolutions

So this year I decided to have quarterly reviews of my 2015 resolutions. Sad to say, they didn’t always make it up to the blog, but I did constantly remind myself of the challenges I set out to achieve, and even though I never wrote them down, it did seem to help, so I’m happy […]

Friend or Food?

This coming weekend China will be celebrating its annual dog eating festival. This has activists up in arms across the globe and for obvious reasons. Many cultures consider dogs to be pets, friends, and certainly not food. This raises some uncomfortable, but necessary questions. Who decides which animals are fit for consumption, why is it […]