I find the author, Buchi Emecheta, very interesting. I often wish she were alive so I could have a chit chat with her. The trick to splendid writing is honesty and honesty is often best drawn from our own experiences. We feel it so deeply that when it's spilled out through words, it is simply … Continue reading Book Review: Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
'I'll quit right now if you insist', I said looking my co-worker straight in her ocean blue eyes which looked bigger behind her thick rimmed glasses. She knew I was serious and I was. My earliest memory of how a toilet should be was when I was in Nursery school. I had been escorted by … Continue reading Can I eat in you?
When I came across "Do you even know how strong God has made you?...How strong and good He has made you?" as I read this book, I stopped. I placed the book, open but down turned, on my thighs as I sat in bed and a tear came to my right eye. Despite the many … Continue reading Book Review: ‘And The Mountains Echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini
9 months ago, two people were born. My ever-smiling son and me, Fifi, the fiercely loving mother. Perhaps one of my greatest traits and weakness (ironical, eh?) is my propensity to love the heck out of people. Motherhood, however, opened up an insane truckload of excess and overwhelming love. If you gaze closely at me, … Continue reading 9 months later…
For some reason, both English proverbs have been dancing in my head the past few days. In some cases, one of the two proverbs applies to two people in a sticky situation. Imagine a rocky friendship: Person A is taken for granted by Person B and decides to stop being friends. Often times, "out of … Continue reading Battle of the proverbs
"The end justifies the means, Amy!", Kat yells. Amy can see the large veins at the side of Kat's neck pulsating with her clearly fast-racing heart. This was meant to be a light conversation but somehow it had made a dangerous detour. Amy knows she can put an end to this, especially seeing Kat gulp … Continue reading Two peas in a pod?
Yesterday's devotional was around the bible verse of Galatians 6:7 which states "For whatever a man sows, that and that only shall he reap". September is a special month for me. It marks a very sudden and colourful change. From whining about the scorching heat, we are ushered into the beginning of cooler toward freezing … Continue reading A September to be
Restarting my #fitlifestyle in our condo’s mini gym has been exhilarating and very convenient. I am enjoying the hour and half sans baby where I can listen to great music and bask in the euphoria of released endorphins BUT I can’t help but miss the conventional public ‘gym’. Prior to having my baby, every gym … Continue reading Gym Peeps
Like a gluttonous seagull successfully grabbing a tourist’s pizza with its beak and flying away triumphantly with the cheesy loot, W was gone. My girlfriend visited Vancouver last week and as a wonderful hostess, Baby A and I decided to indulge her photo-taking obsession by taking a walk from Granville down to Waterfront. It was … Continue reading A Walk to Waterfront
Working out has been an exercise in futility, Deji thinks to himself. Ha! Another pun, he chuckles out loudly. He has a bizarre knack of seeking out puns in day to day dialogue with himself and others. He knows he should be more upset but he just can’t. If anything, the whole thing seems laughable. … Continue reading Legs