Birthday Post: 33 And Better

My aunt asked me a few days before my birthday, “How old will you be this year?” Without flinching, I proudly said “Thirty three!” My cousin-in-law laughed and said, “You’re too honest! You should have said twenty seven!” (I could have said 8.25, actually. The advantages of being a leap year baby!) I was getting […]

It’s “Just” Valentine’s Day but it’s STILL Valentine’s Day

What’s the big deal about Valentine’s Day? It’s just an over-promoted consumerist holiday marked by chocolates, flowers, and cheesy Hallmark cards. It’s a day of red outfits, bad poetry, heart-shaped anything (candy, eggs, a random rock on the ground — you name it!), and unimaginative marriage proposals, and yet even with all of these, the […]

Why ’13 Was NOT a Lucky Year

It is widely known that the number 13 is considered an unlucky number in some countries. I’m not entirely superstitious but last year, when we were counting down to 2013 as we blew our party horns, and shook our wallets and purses as the clock struck 12:00, I thought to myself, “I wonder if the […]

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