Category Archive: My Crazy Life

Common Job Interview Questions in Dubai

Dubai, home to many nationalities, is also home to companies with equally diverse┬ámanagement styles. Some are undoubtedly more professional than others. Here are a few common interview questions you can expect from organisations… Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Add People on Facebook or Take High School Math

Some people add everybody they meet on Facebook. Some people are very selective about who they add. I generally accept requests from people I remember meeting. Yes even from the guy who sat… Continue reading

Confessions of a Former Teenager

As someone who used to be a teenager, I recognise that the teenage years are when the average person is devoid of rationality. The combination of being prone to doing stupid things and… Continue reading

The Middle Seat Experience

Ask any aeroplane passenger about their seating preference and they will either say window or aisle. While I suspect most people enjoy the middle seat even less than the musical works of Justin… 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

“Waiter there is a fly in my soup” “That’s stew, not soup”

While I’m no stranger to less than perfect restaurant experiences I usually don’t say anything because it doesn’t seem particularly clever to annoy the person who is handling your food. Unless of course… Continue reading

How to Survive a Marriage Proposal

For most people, the day someone proposes to them is arguably the happiest day of their life. However, if you are like me, you’ve been asked this question so many times (primarily by… 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

Why You SHOULDN’T Travel Light

Being a light traveller is only a good thing if nobody else finds out. As much as I disagree with airlines ripping off passengers with excess baggage charges, I don’t think that justifies… Continue reading

The Trouble with Imaginary Biryani

The Toronto area has close to 1 million South Asians. One would presume that where there are South Asians, there are also restaurants that serve biryani. Yet all my neighbourhood had was one… 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