Category Archives: human behaviour

I’m easily manipulated

This weekend, I learned something about myself as a shopper. I’m quite dumb, it turns out. It seems I am perfectly okay to pay for an overpriced lip balm when the manufacturers declare, in just one line, that they will … Continue reading

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Getting started on those lofty resolutions

As the year draws to an end, I like to reflect on how the year went and what I want to accomplish in the upcoming new year. Last weekend, I wrote down that I wanted to write more, with more … Continue reading

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People are messy

One time, a long time ago, I was in an inconsolable state. Someone I liked must have done or said something mean, and my rational mind couldn’t grasp why. After patiently trying out some theories as explanations, my friend, in … Continue reading

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Tongue-tied at “What’s new?”

“What’s new?” Those 2.5 words stop me cold every time they are uttered. My brain short-circuits, I can hear the crackle and sputter of my neural network, unable to fire. It’s like Homer Simpson’s head, the words bounce around an … Continue reading

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Where everybody knows your name

The little beauty parlour I go to looks like every other beauty parlour. You’d be forgiven if you walked past it without a second glance, so ordinary does it seem. Shonelle’s sits between a medical store and a small-time jewelry … Continue reading

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Hanging out with HH the Dalai Lama

One day last week, I hung out with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. That’s what it felt like. Low-key, informal, friendly. He is a greatly esteemed spiritual leader, and the respect and feeling for him was apparent from all around … Continue reading

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Being fallow in our busy times

I’ve been struggling to write lately. The ideas are just not coming, the desire to blurt has gone quiet. I tried a couple of times; the posts didn’t seem authentic. And so, there has been silence from my end. I … Continue reading

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