There is a custom in the Philippines. When it is your birthday, you are expected to throw a party for everybody at your expense. So, on my birthday, I leave the country…Read More
Anger is vicious, and knows not his strength. He wrestles and pulls, until Fear’s out of breath…Read More
Declarations such as “shame on them”, “I’d rather my daughter died than bring dishonour to the family”, “she must’ve dabbled in black magic to brainwash that poor boy”, and “I hope they’re found and shamed publicly” were made with great gusto, and to my adolescent brain, conjured up horrific visions which nearly made me throw up my dinner...Read More
Established in 1940 by two Sikh brothers as the India Tea House, it was renamed Pak Tea House after the partition. What was more significant than the small cups of sugary tea that were served, was that Pak Tea House signified freedom of thought and expression...Read More
I was very inspired by the Gitano nomad lifestyle. I asked my father if it was possible to live like that today. Of course, he didn't want his daughter to wander off and live like a gypsy...Read More
I have a Chinese-Malaysian mother and a Ugandan father, I’m two parts of two continents, but since most people can’t guess that - I’m a black woman to them...Read More
One ‘wedding success’ metric - and an indicator of societal-actualization - is how many events you can throw. Rather than having a single event (fewer events would require fewer hours of mental strain – which reach levels akin to that of interrogation methods utilized by intelligentsia), you have events in multiples of 3 or 4...Read More
Welcome to our newest theme!
It's finally here! Christmas! New Year's! Summer! Winter! The end of term, the end of year break, the end of a bat-shit crazy 2016. We have many reasons to celebrate.
This month our writers are having their fun with the theme 'party'. What happens in their cities? Culturally, what can they expect? What do they choose not to celebrate?
Let your hair down and join us this month.
(From Sri Lanka, Dubai & Australia. Living in Melbourne)