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Imagine you are bored. You’re at home sick with flu, or at a beach somewhere splayed on a hammock, or in a lecture room listening to Accounting 101. Then your smartphone gets your attention. Facebook notifications were illuminating the screen. You looked away, bit  your lip, resisted. Your eyes squinted, an excuse started bubbling in…

Morning of my life

I now want to live as long as I can live. I feel that I’m at the morning of my life. If my earlier life was hazy and crazy and dark at times, that was the dawn. I am now fully awake and ready to face the rest of it.  

On female bosses

I am guilty. As a woman I was one of those who used to say: I prefer a male boss than a female boss. Yes, I said it all the time throughout my 20s. I said it with bravado and a hint of provocation, mostly while speaking with another woman. It was true. In the first…

Mum Blogs

Ok, warning controversial statement coming up. I’m so over Mum Blogs. I’m over this trend where mums who talk about normal mum stuff are glorified. The key word here is: normal. Mums who talk about their labour. Mums who talk about the lack of time because they have multiple children. Mums who talk about feeling…

5 Things I learnt after my Maternity Leave

A couple of weeks ago I was on the train on my way to work when this gorgeous woman walked in the carriage and disrupted my usual train-face (where I look pensive and bored at the same time). Seriously, this woman demanded to be stared at, so I gawked at her. She had this big,…

The daily good

I subscribe to this newsletter called Daily Good. I make a point of reading one article from it in the morning most days, but on really bad days I end up reading up to 10 articles. I know when it’s a bad day when I actually trawl through Positive News as well. I use these…

5 Things I learnt during my Maternity Leave

Now that I’ve been back at work for more than 6 weeks and my staring-at-computer-screens-related-headaches have started I am looking back at my maternity leave days with longing. To celebrate my luck at having 11 months of break from professional work here are the 5 things I learnt while being a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom). 1 Being flexible with…

List of things

I am a list-er. I didn’t realise how much I loved lists until I came home from the hospital with my new baby early this year. Two minutes after we got in the house I was bawling my eyes out in the middle of the kitchen. My husband hugged me and assured me that it…

All about my mother

I reckon there’s some kind of a Brothers-Grimm-fever happening right now with some movie and TV script writers. My daughter and I love watching movies and saw about 4 during this summer school holidays. And for all these movies I had to sit next to her while she gets entertained by characters who either have bad…

The elves ran out of paint

Do you believe in Santa? Because as a 37-year-old I can honestly say I don’t believe that there is an actual old, anglo-saxon bearded man who travels around the world in one night delivering presents to mostly Western children. No, I don’t believe it. But do I believe in the effect of Santa on children?…

You are cordially invited as guests to my graduation

You have had to endure countless late nights editing my papers. Last minute requests to read 10,000-word essays. Feeding me, leaving a glass of water near me while I madly type my last minute assignment. Then put up with my grumpiness the next morning because I haven’t had any sleep. You sat there quietly waiting…

11 Life Hacks for my daughter

I remember my mother telling me some things as I was growing up and she changes to her I’m-about-to-tell-you-something-important voice. Some of them stuck and still holds true like: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” Of course she said it in the negative and not exactly that way. It was…