WHAT I’M READING IN MAY

Recently, a blogger-friend shared something about not being able to complete a single book since the beginning of the year. I recall thinking “oh, so that’s a thing?” because I’d never really given much thought to setting book goals or to whether I was reading “enough”. I knew I had my struggles, but I was pretty sure reading wasn’t Continue reading “WHAT I’M READING IN MAY”

12 THINGS FIRST-TIME FLYERS (& everyone) SHOULD KNOW

I still remember the first time I traveled by air; I think I was about 14 then and just a few months shy of completing high school. You could easily tell it was my first time right from the airport to the plane! In fact, when I look back at that experience, I seriously want to cringe…,and laugh my insides out. I mean, who else listens to the flight attendant with rapt attention, and still ends up Continue reading “12 THINGS FIRST-TIME FLYERS (& everyone) SHOULD KNOW”

HOW TO SMASH YOUR GOALS EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE IT

So this is how it happened: I’d made plans to see a movie last Saturday with my friend D (who’s probably reading this and rolling her eyes). In my defence, I was excited about having some nice girl-time with D and giving myself a little post-birthday treat. I’d even planned the dress, the on- fleek make up, the gram-worthy photos and that Continue reading “HOW TO SMASH YOUR GOALS EVEN WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE IT”

18 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME

Hi there! It’s a few hours away from the Easter weekend! Easter is traditionally celebrated either in March or April, and it just so happens that I was born on the last day in the month of March. See the connection? In fact, I thought it so cool when my birthday coincided with Easter Sunday some five years back. Well, it falls on Easter eve this time around and I’m low-key excited as Continue reading “18 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME”

3(+1) HELPFUL TIPS FOR DEALING WITH CONFLICT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

“You’re such a nice girl, you hardly fall out with anyone” I’ve probably heard these words (or a variant) more times than I can count on both hands. And I believed them till I read a particular book which described the various ways people reacted in the face of conflict. I’d do a quick summary here so you can get the gist. In the first category were those who preferred to avoid any form of disagreement whatsoever, the next category were those who became aggressive and blew things Continue reading “3(+1) HELPFUL TIPS FOR DEALING WITH CONFLICT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP”

BLOG RECAP, BIRTHDAY PLANS + FIRST GUEST POST!

It’s been quiet around here for almost two weeks but I’m glad to announce that we are back and ready to roll! Just so you know, my initial plan was to create new content during weekends and then publish mid-week. Let’s just say things didn’t go as planned because by mid-week I was either still writing the post or in a hurry to go live without editing. Continue reading “BLOG RECAP, BIRTHDAY PLANS + FIRST GUEST POST!”

A PEEK INTO MY CURRENT PLAYLIST

Good music would definitely make the cut for top five on my list of 10 favourite things. Music is such an integral part of me that I could tie certain songs to the memories attached to a particular phase of my life. Some time back, I listened to Chris Tomlin’s Good, good father, and I couldn’t help but remember the period between writing my final exams in undergrad and getting my first job. Oh well, that could be because it was my fave song at the moment and stayed on repeat Continue reading “A PEEK INTO MY CURRENT PLAYLIST”

ON VALS DAY: 3 (SIMPLE) THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY

Everyone seems to be talking about love this week because, St. Valentine’s day. To say the least, I became slightly irritated by the fuss surrounding the celebrations. During my commute, I honestly got tired of seeing event posters for Vals day almost after every pole. And some had the most hilarious themes! I have to confess to not being such a huge fan of Vals day. I still find it a tad silly to wear (a touch of) red or go on some fancy date or buy a gift for my sweetheart all in the name of celebrating lovers’ day. What ever happened to the other 364 days in the year? Continue reading “ON VALS DAY: 3 (SIMPLE) THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY”

THREE TIPS FOR RECENT GRADUATES

If there ever was something like a graduation anniversary, then it would be a year now I got my bachelors degree. Actually, twelve months after I submitted my project, and ten since I walked up the podium to receive the dean’s prize. Almost time to drop the “recent” title and hand over to the graduating set of 2017. Continue reading “THREE TIPS FOR RECENT GRADUATES”

PAPERBACKS, E-BOOKS OR AUDIO-BOOKS: WHAT ROCKS YOUR BOAT?

I am in a serious relationship with paperbacks. Though the memory of how we fell in love is a bit hazy now, it may have been the moldy, vintage smell of new books that got me hooked for life. From age three or probably four and through my teen years, we were almost inseparable. I just have a thing for piles of newspaper or neatly arranged novels on a shelf. Continue reading “PAPERBACKS, E-BOOKS OR AUDIO-BOOKS: WHAT ROCKS YOUR BOAT?”

DO-ABLE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR “9 – 5” COMMUTE

Who wishes that at the close of work each day, they can vanish and then re-appear at their home, or at least the street to it? I do (all the time!) because traffic, and long distances, and plain tiredness after a hard day’s work. If you live in a pretty busy city like mine, you can relate to the hassles involved in getting home after work. Although this applies to both the to and fro journey, we can all agree that Continue reading “DO-ABLE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR “9 – 5” COMMUTE”

THAT TIME I FELL IN LOVE (TWO LESSONS, AND HOW I GOT BACK UP)

The title should have been “fell properly” because from the time I could spell my name, I’ve always liked one boy or the other. In fact, I remember having a crush on a cute seat mate in primary 5, and I was only eight then!

In my second year in the university, Cupid decided that I would be her next target. I, the one everyone expected to have had her nose buried in books, fell in love with a certain somebody we will call K. It was the type of love that made me doodle on my notebooks and stare out Continue reading “THAT TIME I FELL IN LOVE (TWO LESSONS, AND HOW I GOT BACK UP)”