Travelling with Extended Families: The Joys and Pains

As Anthony Boudain said ~ "Travel isn't always pretty. It isn't always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that's okay. The journey changes you - it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you....Hopefully, you ...

Knowledge Vs. Understanding

Knowing does not automatically equate to understanding. At this day and age, where every type of information is readily available and accessible at the touch of a button, knowledge is literally out there for anyone who is willing to find and read. Nothing is hardly a secret anymore. At the rate we are going, "priviledged information" may become ...

Decorating for Chinese New Year with Your Own Touch

Every Friday, a column in NST RED will feature an article written by me. It's all about the unique spaces which I have come across that provide interesting or unusual experiences. Yes, the stories I write for NST RED can be about anything as long as it is related to spaces/places. After all, the RED in NST RED ...

Insecurity and How It Affects Us All

"Most bad behaviour comes from insecurity." ~ Debra Winger   Who in this room has not felt uneasy, inadequate and displaced? Who in this world has not felt envy, anger, jealousy or hatred? Do you know where all these negative emotions and thoughts stem from? Michael Neill suggests that they originate from insecurity. What contaminates us is our own sense of insecurity. It ...

The Prison That Fear Made and We the willing captives

Memories fade But the pain echoes Wounds heal But Fears reign The way forward Muddled with Self-Doubts And Disillusionment Of Lessons Learnt And those We need to Un-Learn The road ahead lies Like a mirage So close And yet so far Dwelling in Self-imposed Prisons Like good little girls Suffering becomes Our medal of courage Disturbing the silence Of the tombs in our heart When all is said and done We only have misery for company For we have been ...

THE MANY SPLENDORED SHADES OF BEAUTIFUL

Beauty means different things to men and women. In fact, within the female community itself, beauty holds a variety of definitions. In the pursuit of that idealized beauty, many girls and women have subjected themselves to a motley of “transformations”. They still do to this day.   Here, the word: transformation encompasses a broad definition. It ...

Incorporating ART into Our Living Spaces

So, you have finally got your dream house or apartment. All the fixtures and fittings have been impressively installed, and you have even bought the right decorative items to be positioned tastefully in your new home along with the furniture. All that begs to be “dressed” are the bare walls of various hues. Now, what ...

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