Ep. 26 The secret lives of housewives | Some Scuffs

https://soundcloud.com/somescuffs/housewives Getting to know my stay-at-home mom Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify or Google Podcasts. THIS IS PART OF A MINI-SERIES CALLED THE BLANKET FORT SESSIONS, A COLLECTION OF PERSONAL ESSAYS THAT EXPLORES HOW PEOPLE FIND HUMAN CONNECTION DURING THE PANDEMIC. Written by Clara How My mother washes her garlic cloves before they are peeled. Her guilty pleasure is scrolling... Continue Reading →

Ep. 23: Streisand | Some Scuffs

Connections beyond the human realm. Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify or Google Podcasts. THIS IS PART OF A MINI-SERIES CALLED THE BLANKET FORT SESSIONS, A COLLECTION OF PERSONAL ESSAYS THAT EXPLORES HOW PEOPLE FIND HUMAN CONNECTION DURING THE PANDEMIC. Written by Lauren Koh, host of the podcast, The Urban Equestrian   Many consider dogs to be ‘man’s best friend’, and... Continue Reading →

Ep. 22: Safe at home | Some Scuffs

The gift (and curse) of being together amid COVID-19 Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify or Google Podcasts. THIS IS PART OF A MINI-SERIES CALLED THE BLANKET FORT SESSIONS, A COLLECTION OF PERSONAL ESSAYS THAT EXPLORES HOW PEOPLE FIND HUMAN CONNECTION DURING THE PANDEMIC. To the socially impoverished in a time of global pandemics, moral panic and economic turmoil, human connection... Continue Reading →

Ep. 15: Here’s a funny story | Some Scuffs

Good fiction, and a sense of humour, can carry hard-hitting truths. Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify or Google Podcasts.   What would the Harry Potter series look like if Harry was a Malay Muslim boy? What would happen if you tried to get closure with your dead father by conjuring his ghost, and ended up attracting a pontianak? Writer Suffian... Continue Reading →

Ep. 13: Great (parental) expectations | Some Scuffs

You bring dishonour to your family. Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify or Google Podcasts. There are those who become doctors and engineers and architects, and volunteer for UNICEF while serving in their church choirs and still managing to spend Sundays with the family. Whose parents are positively glowing whenever they speak about their golden child. And then there's people like... Continue Reading →

Shy, not boring

Quiet people used to get a bad rep, but no longer. The rise of social media and digitally mediated communication tools has brought introversion to the fore. What once was a character flaw is now a celebrated personality trait, a shift perhaps propelled by introverts themselves finally emboldened by these new faceless platforms to speak up.... Continue Reading →

Ep. 2: She has no personality | Some Scuffs

"Am I boring you?"   Subscribe on iTunes.   Conventional wisdom has it that if you can sit in "comfortable silence" with someone and not feel restless or awkward, you're in a good place in your relationship. Where does one draw the line between comfortable silence and polite boredom? When you're speaking and your conversation partner's... Continue Reading →

How not to give a compliment

"Show me that gorgeous smile."   Look, I know I'm not hideous. But as a woman who is neither particularly handsome nor well put-together, I don't get a lot of remarks on my physical appearance (save for the daily affirmation I get from my eternally supportive team at work, God bless them and their compulsions to... Continue Reading →

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