Back on track with a Seoul purpose. 

Our layover trip to Incheon gave us two days in the metropolis – as well as some hot, delectable Korean ramen and kimchi to keep the cold temperatures at bay.

A most misinterpreted song: Push by Matchbox 20

Yes, it is a song about a man being physically abusive towards his partner. Yes, it’s about a man who wants to take a woman « for granted » and push her around. Yes, it’s all about promoting violence towards women.
Or is it?

Agosto dos.

Two contradicting minds, but both are sure of one thing.

Makisig 

Makisig (adj) – Dashing, well-dressed, gorgeous I don’t know what day it was but we were on a bus when we first clapped eyes on one another. And the moment our eyes met, everything seemed to stop in motion. You glistened under the blazing sun while my cheeks turned multiple shades of vermilion. Fair-skinned and…

Amihan

Amihan (n) – Northeast wind, breeze A breath of wind blows in, And shakes the first honey-coloured leaves, Time is still, Time is frozen, Every moment lasts, As I saunter across the vast, eternal sky, But the sun returns, And melts this dream away, Only a cool reminder of the breeze, On a hot summer’s…

Multilingual reporting #NiceAttack #BBC

It was a day to celebrate a country’s independence. A country’s liberté, égalité and fraternité. A day to go out in the blazing sun, sing along to French tunes and get along with the rhythm of the fête as Bastille Day rolls on. A day that was transformed into a nightmare. A day whose scars…

This Is My Love For Words And How I Wish I Could Have Few With You.

The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘word’ as a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, a unit of language comprising inflected and variant forms. I love words. Words like idiosyncrasies, cantankerous, schlep, philocaly and petrichor. I love words that pique my interest, curiosity and inquisitiveness. We all use words to express our sympathy, empathy and…

Athazagoraphobia

Originally posted on The Renegade Press:
Let’s start this off with a fact: In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin uses the word love ninety-five times. He uses the iconic phrase survival of the fittest just twice. Take a moment and think about what you just read. And I mean really think about it. Let…

Keep moving forward

Today, I had the privilege to help decorate a 6m blackboard at our Employability Lab. With a box of Crayola’s coloured chalks and my long-time PR/Communications friend, Eleah, we were given creative freedom to draw, sketch, and write words of wisdom to encourage students like us to keep reaching their goals. To never give up…

You and them

You used to say, How evil are they, To say those words, So cruel and unspeakable. To do those things, So vicious and absurd.   Now I look at them, And then at you, And I see a lost gem. You let them devour you, You and your darling soul, That used to be my…

10 things only girls who grew up with boys will understand.

Three brothers. Eight male cousins. A rowdy but good-natured childhood. « You’re surrounded by boys. » »You’re a tomboy. » « You play with Hotwheels instead of Barbies. » « You dress like your dad. » Growing up in a family full of boys, people would always tell me stuff like this almost every day. I have two sisters but they were the…