Know Your Prejudices

While I ponder over the recent tragedy that transpired in New Zealand, I recognized that familiar surge of anger building inside me. I have been quite acquainted to it growing up but in the last years, I have been able to curb it in such a way that it would appear ‘manageable’ to scrutinizing eyes. … [Read more...]

Another Reminder

This is bound. I knew it. Despite my many attempts of staying put. I simply cannot. I knew it was there but the signs were gradual this time – like that of a person growing old, inconspicuous as time passes until the period relentlessly screams of reality. I was going to travel again. Not to run … [Read more...]

Young Geniuses

Aid workers are not only known as extensive travellers, they are also known for their creativity when the situation calls for it. Emergencies require it in order to come up with the craziest ideas; most especially when one does not have immediate access on the right resources and a natural disaster … [Read more...]

All Roads Lead to God’s Somewhere

A new friend asked me once if I believed in destiny and I answered, “Fate, destiny, soul mates, God’s plans---all the same banana and yes I believe that everything is mapped out, but never in grid lines as that will make it too easy.” Further, adding a mental note that we will all end up in God’s … [Read more...]

Discriminate This

Let us talk about discrimination. Let us talk about being categorized, labeled, branded, or generalized – Muslim, Jew, Christian, black, brown, Asian, Indian, fat, gay, native, nerd, Abo, and more. Let us talk about grouping people based on the color of their skin, the religion they practiced, the … [Read more...]