Antisocial

Back in January, I locked myself out of Facebook and Instagram. Here’s an honest account of the last four months sans social media following my initial ‘Life Without Likes’┬ápost. It hasn’t all been plain sailing I recently sent my pregnant friend a TED video that gave a fascinating view into what babies learn before they…

Filling in the Gaps

I’ve never been comfortable with silence. I strike up conversations with strangers on long haul planes. I fill blank spaces with empty small talk. I condense my experiences into conversation fodder. I misquote idioms. I overshare with new acquaintances and scare off any possibility of friendship. I say things I don’t agree with, but then…

Pole dancing

This post needs no witty title. The experience of my first pole class was amusing enough. Always willing to try something new, I signed up and somehow managed to persuade one of my teacher friends to come along. I know what you’re thinking – it’s not the first thing you associate with a nursery teacher,…

Yoga Three Ways

I was running late. In flip flops, I clumsily sprinted past the Chinatown stalls and hustled my way through dawdling groups of tourists. Passing the Hindu temple, I paused to allow some worshippers to cross my path as they made their way towards echoey chanting. Sprinting across the road and ignoring the oncoming traffic, I…

Life without ‘likes’

At the end of January, I posted this on my Instagram and Facebook pages: Initially, I was concerned that my friends would think that I was being melodramatic, or believe that my social media addiction was worse than it actually was. Perhaps some of those who had stepped back from the platforms already were asking…

Another

He can’t keep his hands off her. He basks in the warm glow of her affections. Always by his side. He lights up whenever she speaks. He holds her tenderly to his face, so close that she too can see the flecks of black and orange in his irises. I am ignored. Her conversation is…