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20 Questions Indian People are Tired of Hearing

People of every culture have to deal with annoying stereotypes. Unfortunately for Indians, the popularity of Bollywood has made Indian stereotypes incredibly famous. That being said, as long as people continue to ask… Continue reading

How to be Australian in 10 Easy Steps

Ask someone in the Northern hemisphere to act Australian and they will probably say something along the lines of “G’day mate! Let’s stick some shrimp on the barbie”. Ask someone in Australia if… Continue reading

Why I Wish Grocery Shopping Was Taught at College

When I went grocery shopping as an adolescent, my mother handed me a list and exact change. While this system worked well for her, it left me inept as a college student. Living… Continue reading

“I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me” – Matt Groening

One of the most unfortunate facts about conversations is that they require a minimum of 2 participants. Ideally both these people will speak the same language. Over the years I’ve learnt there is… Continue reading

An Open Letter to Dentists

Dear dentists, I can’t help but feel like your job is to terrorize me. First, when you stick those sharp objects in my mouth and lie to me saying that it won’t hurt.… Continue reading

The International Armrest Agreement

For years I’ve wondered about who is entitled to the armrest when sitting next to a stranger in an aeroplane or a movie theatre.  Should it be shared? Does it go to the… Continue reading

The Philippines, Pretend Pregnancies & Other Peculiarities

It’s embarrassing to have someone think you are pregnant when you aren’t. Since I’m not particularly large, I’ve been fortunate enough to have been spared from the awkwardness. Well okay I was spared… Continue reading

Common Sense is Often Shafted at Elevators

Why is it that when some people see that an elevator button is already pressed, they feel the need to press it again? Do they think their fingers posses a magical touch? Or… Continue reading

Are You Licensed to Ride the Bus?

In order to drive a car, you have to take lessons and pass a test. I strongly believe that transit users should also be subject to rigorous testing, because they too can be… Continue reading

Was it God Who Let the Dogs Out?

Prayer works well for some, not so well for others, and a little too well for certain people. You are probably wondering how prayer can work too well. I wondered the same thing… Continue reading

Why Janes and Jims are Less Prone to Trouble

I find that some people tend to struggle with my foreign sounding name. Usually when I think I’m not going to meet someone again, I give them a fake name. Not because I… Continue reading

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