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

Advice is free. That’s why everyone is giving it away

Everybody receives unsolicited advice. Perhaps it’s from a friend telling you about where to find the city’s best Wagyu beef, even though you just told him you were a vegetarian. Or maybe it’s… 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

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

My Opinion on Opinions

There are some situations in which you will accept that someone has a different opinion from you, and there are some situations where you will do your best to convince someone else that… 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

If you’re the waiter, why am I the one waiting?

I never understood why some restaurants prefer that their waiters memorize your order rather than write it down. Choosing to write or not write down my order or not doesn’t affect your tip.… Continue reading

Why Did the Zebra Cross the Road?

Just before my safari trip to Kenya, my friends and colleagues felt the need to share their unsolicited warnings and comments with me. So courtesy of their ‘kind’ words,here is a list of… Continue reading

Has Childhood Fun Been Tossed Out the Window?

Children of today have iPods, computers and smartphones to keep them entertained. In my younger days we were forced to find cheaper means of entertainment. Activities like reading books or playing football. And… Continue reading

Does your company offer good company?

Given that I spend most of my waking hours alongside my co-workers, I’m quite thankful that they are a pleasant bunch to work with. Except when someone sings along to Taylor Swift. There… 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