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 →

Can a dose of Insta-zen do any real good?

Instagram is one of the greatest contributors to my yoga anxiety. Yogini influencers deal heavy blows to my self-esteem (yes, we already know I have issues). I generally avoid social media to protect my mental health. While a lot of research suggests that social media can be harmful, there are also studies that are more... Continue Reading →

Asymmetry

I have an asymmetrical bob now. No, I did not adopt a kid named Robert whose left eye is smaller than his right. I just got a sassy haircut courtesy of the amazing Mrs Ong. Why this is news is because my visit to her salon happened on the second last weekend I get to... Continue Reading →

We know what you want to know

What precisely are you searching for on the internet today? What do you want to do, see, or find out more about? We, the content creators, assume you have an answer to that question. In digital writing, best practices revolve around the notion that every opportunity to garner eyeballs begins with an innocent entry keyed into... Continue Reading →

Play time.

Once upon a time, we thought Neopets was the most exciting development in gaming history. 17 years later, we have Pokemon Go. I look back at my childhood and marvel at how primitive our modes of play were. Even before Pokemon cards, we had hopscotch and catching and Country Erasers. For the uninitiated, Country Erasers was a highly... Continue Reading →

Defiant/Hypersexual/Feminist.

Anyone who has had the misfortune of having to sit through to one of my tirades against the rise of the Instagram influencer might come away from the experience convinced that I am a wrinkly, unshaven Second-Wave feminist trapped in a Millennial's body. "Wow, did you hear all that bitterness in her voice?" commented one of my male... Continue Reading →

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