Alternative Masculinity

Conventionally speaking, physical toughness and unemotionality sum up the basic essences of masculinity. This patriarch presupposition that men should always be both of the insider and the leader of a collective group not only denies the wider recognition of the diversity that exists under the conceptual umbrella of what constitutes a manly behavioral codes ofContinue reading “Alternative Masculinity”

Blond Ambition

Have you ever heard of “Brunette Ambition”? No? Me neither. Why? Because a term as such has never become popular in our social discourse. What about “Blond Ambition”, have you heard of it? Yes! Me too, because it is so widely popular in the culture at large, not only in the West, but also inContinue reading “Blond Ambition”

#OscarsSowhite

Some people do not believe in life after death but practice Feng Shui in their lives. In their opinion, Feng Shui is not about future prediction; rather, serves as a general advisory of the potential bad luck; as well as the careless decision-making that may disturb our peace of mind and cost us dearly onContinue reading “#OscarsSowhite”

My Sense Of Luxury

I was watching JacksGap videos on a Boxing Day morning in Toronto. Jack Harries’ well-produced traveling vlogs really intrigued me. From Europe to Asia, from Asia to North America, his personal traveling video diaries made me really want to be a part of his globe-trotting entourage. A sense of genuine admiration was awakened in meContinue reading “My Sense Of Luxury”

Perceptions, Not Facts

Is first impression everything? Yes, it pretty much is in this era, because first impression; or rather, others’ perception of us, can either help us start a career or make us become the face of stereotypes that are narrow-mindedly fabricated on the basis of our ethnicity, gender, class, or other variables. People do not likeContinue reading “Perceptions, Not Facts”

Subway Train Ride

Standing on the inside of a subway train, inevitably, we will see some stranger in a conversation shaking his or her head, being a good listener to his or her friend’s stories. The facial expressions of the stranger usually is either happy or sad; business like or casual; amazed or frustrating; surprised with elation orContinue reading “Subway Train Ride”

A New Native Land

We are all humans. We all want to belong. In a world, where nothing is statically permanent, a sense of belonging is more than ever sought after. A sense of belonging is usually found in a communal context, in a common history and in a shared interest. That being said, in a city, such asContinue reading “A New Native Land”