Confuzzlement – A Result of American Advertising

The United States has never appealed to me much as a tourist destination. Still, after 10 years of not going, I couldn’t help but wonder if I was missing out. I’ll admit I… Continue reading

10 Questions East Asians are Tired of

East Asia is made up of a diverse group of countries and cultures. But there is something that unites them aside from geography, and that is ridiculous stereotypes. And as long as people… Continue reading

Good Friday and the Dessert Crucifixion

As someone who loves all forms of sugar, I felt it was time that I started making my own dessert. Or rather, go back to trying. It had been about 15 years since… Continue reading

How to Eat in the 21st Century

Eating in the 20th century was pretty simple. You got food, put it in your mouth, chewed and swallowed. However, as time has passed, eating has gotten far more complicated and it’s no… Continue reading

Existing While Female

Despite the advances society has made, it’s still not possible to entirely avoid going outside. And going outside generally involves being visible to other people. Which is fine unless you are one of… Continue reading

How To Eat French Fries

I’ve been told multiple times that if you want to write well you need to read. Common sense would suggest that if you want to write books you read books and if you… Continue reading

The Soviet Travel Experience

It’s been almost 25 years since the Soviet Union collapsed. So I presumed I wouldn’t be able to experience Soviet travel short of time travelling. Then I got on a plane to Georgia… Continue reading

Is it Time for All-Female Aircraft Sections?

Living in the Middle East I’ve noticed that there are many spaces that allow women the opportunity to be in an all-female environment including public transportation, hair dressers and on certain days of… Continue reading

Losing the Battle Against Adulthood

Do you ever find yourself wondering when you became an adult? According to the law that happens when you turn 18 or 21, but it’s not like a switch suddenly flips in your… Continue reading

Can You Pass as an Honorary Filipino?

While most countries export goods, the biggest export from the Philippines seems to be people. There are Filipino communities all over the world, small in some places and large in others. And thanks… Continue reading

The Adventures of a First Time Solo Traveller

Despite being a semi-avid traveller, my solo travel experience did not extend much beyond getting on planes and being in transit at airports. The idea of going to a new country where I… Continue reading