I grew up hating the phrase “you are so much like your mother” But I found succour in my father’s ever-constant “always remember that your mum loves you.” Years later, I see my mother in my early morning rise, In the firmness and surety of my gait. I saw her in my reflection, Felt … Continue reading PERKS OF BEING MY MOTHER’S DAUGHTER
UNVEILING... Querencia (n): A place from which one’s strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self. Growth is a characteristic of living things that is ubiquitous in its meaning. In the present day world, personal growth -like physical growth- is encouraged. Finding our … Continue reading ENTHUSING OVER SUBTLE ARTS: On Finding One’s Authentic Self
“Giving an advice is a very good thing but nothing compares to living that advice.” The above quote is not one dropped by a magnificent historical figure nor an awe-inspiring twenty-first century role model, it’s just a mantra I have decided I should keep as close as possible. I had written an article a … Continue reading FINDING ARTSY IN STRANGE PLACES : (Scarves, Thoughts, Myself, amongst other things).
My father used to tell me I was the strongest child he knew and that I would grow into an even stronger woman. I was just six so I would frown my face at his comment. One day, while watching our soap opera, Superstory, we experienced a power outage. I reached eagerly for the emergency … Continue reading WHEN DEMIGODS GIFT YOU THINGS
When I looked up the dictionary definition of writing, I had half-expected to find a definition that will blow my mind while brow-beating me into thinking of writing as more than just an act of putting ink on paper, but really “Writing is just the activity of creating pieces of written work”. Anyway, after I … Continue reading ENTHUSING OVER SUBTLE ARTS: ON WRITING
It is our final year in school and after about eight years of living a life wherein I am consciously aware of how decisions effect changes in human existence, finding myself and my purpose have built great castles (and other less grand buildings) of worries in my mind. Struggling to decipher the various desires, wants … Continue reading ENTHUSING OVER SUBTLE ARTS: AN INTRODUCTION
AUTHOR : Ransom Riggs PUBLISHER : Dutton Books FORMAT: Paperback PAGES : 160 ISBN : 9780399538537 On your first encounter with Ransom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children series, four words immediately come to mind; Weird. Creepy. Weird. Creepy. Surprised that ‘horror’ hasn’t popped up? I wasn’t. Vast majority of book lovers … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: TALE OF THE PECULIAR
Ordinarily, I’d have started this article with a question,something rowing along the tide of the subject matter, but I feel as though that would defeat the whole purpose, hence, this rant. Have you ever received weird, demeaning and downright debasing looks/comments for acting, looking or just existing outside the box that the world chooses to … Continue reading Are You One of the Divergents?
Dear Globacom, I am cantankerous. This is the third week since you left completely for the first time in four years. What gnaws at my gut most nights was my own oblivion. One moment, I was lost in your warm, fun embrace and the next you've slipped out on me like watery catarrh would come … Continue reading A Love Letter To My Network Carrier