Be Free From The Gender Binary Restrictions

“Do you like songs by Backstreet Boys?” “Do you enjoy practicing yoga?” These are the two questions that females anywhere will have no difficulty answering. If they were posed to North American men, the reaction might be different. Although they may enjoy Backstreet boys songs and practice yoga as much as their women do; however,Continue reading “Be Free From The Gender Binary Restrictions”

Accolades Vs. Character

When you meet someone new, do you want to know about his or her accolades first, or, about his or her character? I prefer knowing that person’s character first, while my family members love bombarding me with a list of accolades of that person. I find that knowing someone else’s accolades before understanding what kindContinue reading “Accolades Vs. Character”

Trying Out Something New

When we try out a new experience, what we need to keep in mind, at all times, is why we decided to try it out in the first place; what the main reason was that motivated us to step out of our comfort zone to embrace the unknown. The unknown frightens most of us. OurContinue reading “Trying Out Something New”

French Word Of The Day: Enceinte

Learning French isn’t easy! Here’s why: Example: Enceinte Noun: 1) Surrounding wall (Architecture); 2) Enclosure (Architecture); 3) Speaker (Stereo). Adjective: Pregnant.

A Relaxing Heart

Yesterday, I showed my parents this picture that I took of a book cover in a store window, while strolling in the downtown core. The caption that I gave to this picture was “The happiest man I have seen in town today”; to which my parents replied, “We want you to the happiest person, whoContinue reading “A Relaxing Heart”

The Act Of Lying

I am confused. My confusion is caused by the double standard that exists in our reality. I often wonder why a particular action is acceptable in one context, but unacceptable in another, while both of the actions serve as a means of protection. Robyn Doolittle, a Toronto star journalist, recently released a tell-all book onContinue reading “The Act Of Lying”

How To Appreciate Yourself

When I was a kid, I was teased a lot by friends and by schoolmates for my physical appearance, due to my weight issue. I was called pig and fatty on a daily basis, even by people in my close circle; the verbal bully that I had to face constantly really took a toll inContinue reading “How To Appreciate Yourself”

The Power Of Genuine Curiosity

Genuine Curiosity helps us surpass the initial anxiety, and pushes us to gravitate towards enthusiasm, the synergy of which invigorates the idea flow of a pleasant verbal communication.~Torontobaobao

A Happy Gym Goer

Earlier at the gym, I had a conversation with a gentleman, with whom I had crossed path often in the past, but just started chatting in the recent weeks. He was telling how happy he was and how he was being treated nicely wherever he went. I couldn’t help but ask “even by strangers?”  “Yes!”Continue reading “A Happy Gym Goer”

A Chinese Saying

There is a well-known Chinese saying, “we can give our best effort, trying to make our dream a reality. That being said, the fruition of our dream is also determined by a power greater than ours.” Quite often, we are taught and trained by our family, and society to be the creator and driver ofContinue reading “A Chinese Saying”