Heading back home with my housemates, we would stop for tsukemen by the station - delicious yellow noodles dipped into a thick, hot broth that was ordered from a little ticket machine at the front of the store...Read More
The flight might have been long and I had worried about the cost of the airfare, but from where I was sitting, none of that mattered anymore and this was the sweetest part of my trip…Read More
The storm was forecast to be a 10 out of 10 in severity, authorities had warned. Jokes about the apocalypse arriving rang between the desks. I’m sure I even heard someone blaming Trump for the huge weather event that was going to hit...Read More
I’m sitting under a small stone shelter on Hibiya Dori. It’s raining, and businessmen and women are hurrying past under their umbrellas…Read More
Not a practicing Buddhist, there is one cultural practice Ava Senaratne still upholds when she travels back to Sri Lanka to see her grandparents. This mini article will quickly describe this local custom of hers.Read More
My new friend told me that we share the same piece of land, and the same group of people, so I’m Omani and he’s Pakistani…Read More
From old theatres to laneway bars, I walk the Yarra with boys and cars.
With double tongues, I watch bright lights, as I explore and devour the night…
New environments help you gain new perspectives, I'd visit temples with dense foliage to block out the busyness of Tokyo, or huge gardens, where you can only see the tops of neighbouring buildings…Read More
Teach your children, parents, sisters and friends the value of self love…
Even though my grandmother has been diagnosed with dementia, she still proudly kits up with her 'wedding purse' on her way to the bank, or to the grocery store. I have watched in dismay as the older members of my family have gently taken that gorgeous bag out of her hands and replaced it with a sensible leather satchel, the more practical choice for her weekly errands...Read More
Happy Halloween!Read More
I imagine if you're not a third culture kid, the second of hesitation after the question "Where are you from?" must look a little misplaced.
I usually size up the person who's asking...Read More