The Reality of Valentine’s Day (for a Masters Student)

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Deep Thoughts During Diwali

It's this time of year that get me thinking about my roots or where I really come from. This time of year, you think? You're probably thinking I'm referring to Halloween. No, my friend, Halloween doesn't conjure up deep thought but rather the auspicious day of Diwali. The festival of lights that is celebrated joyously [...]

Life in “frog-land”: Birthdays

It's funny how simple birthday traditions can seem so different across cultures. Since my move to the Netherlands, I've noticed a lot of little things that are different from where I come from yet, kind of, the same. Let me elaborate.. Last Friday, I had the pleasure of being reminded that I'm yet another year [...]