Category Archive: Roommates

Bicycles Are Not Suitable for Everybody

I love cycling. Yet I’ve never been able to own a bicycle for long. Unlike most kids, I didn’t get a new bicycle when I outgrew the old one. I got a new… 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

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

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

English is the easiest language to speak badly – George Bernhard Shaw

Every time I try to speak to someone in Arabic, there are 3 possible responses: “Can you stick to English?”, “It’s cute that you try so hard”, or uncontrollable laughter. That being said,… Continue reading