Hannibal Ad Portas. These three words are ingrained in special history, one that has piqued my interest for quite some time now and something that I feel bears great importance and resemblance to our situation with COVID-19. That was a phrase the Ancient Romans used during the Punic Wars. Loosely translated to “Hannibal is at the Gates”, it was used to signify a sense of … Continue reading Panic: COVID-19 And Human Survival
What does home mean to you? For most of us, the word itself is reminiscent and elegant. Home is where we bask in comfort and a greater sense of security and understanding. In our lowest moments, it is the thought of home that we turn to for solace. Though for some of us, like myself, home is not just a single place. For whatever reason, … Continue reading Summer. Home.
I have now lived twelve thousand kilometres from home for over 8 months now, alone, but the people and hobbies I have found here have made me feel closer to home than I could have ever imagined. I could not have pictured when I wrote the blog post High School to University that I would so quickly, and so happily settle in to this city … Continue reading A Year Of University, As An International Student
Good people. In these trying times of living in fear, we often forget that other people, while seeming so strange and alien to us, are much like us in what they feel. There are people like us, and if you believe that you are a good person, this transitively mean that there are people like us that are good people. This past week has been … Continue reading On Good Samaritans – And Being One
I begin this blog with an interesting occurrence from contemporary history. In 1888, a man in France died of a heart attack. Innocuous and uninteresting, it may seem, but when Ludvig Nobel died of a heart attack, many French newspapers went into a frenzy. They published obituaries that tarnished him and his reputation after his death. Why? It was to no fault of the man … Continue reading How Will You Be Remembered?
It can be so heart-wrenching, nasty and for a lack of better words: confusing. Someone we love has died. In itself, this could take us a lot of time to digest and internalize. Life can seem so awfully cruel in these moments when the people or pets that we knew, the beloved of our lives, cease to exist. The complex arrangement of atoms and elements … Continue reading On Losing A Loved One, Or A Pet
It was July 2016 when I had started blogging. On the recommendations of a few people, family and friends, I reluctantly started writing and publishing thoughts that I once believed people couldn’t care for. Boy, I was wrong. In the days after publishing my very first blog, I was elated to receive a lot of approval and praise about its profoundness. That entire week was spent … Continue reading A Note of Thanks
It was a sweltering day, the hottest on record in a long time (or so I was told by distraught locals). There I was, a city boy in a concrete jungle on the opposite side of the world. My polo shirt stuck to my torso as I lugged my suitcases across the sidewalk and into the estate, a towering five-story edifice that sported an endearing … Continue reading College: The Time Of Your Life?
It is no surprise to anybody who has met me that I am an introvert by nature. For the better part of 18 years, I always trembled at the thought of social engagement. Despite my best attempts to feign confidence, it never really seemed to work…until recently. The past year (or two, actually) have been different in many regards. Firstly, I adopted what was the … Continue reading Inside The Mind Of An Introvert
Often we find ourselves talking about the ‘tough lessons’ that life teaches us through failure, hardships, and other unpleasant events. Though these are uncomfortable moments, in the end, as a result of these events, we find ourselves wiser. I’ve learned a lot over the years, but these are some of the most important things to me. I thought it’d be a nice mental exercise to … Continue reading 18 Lessons for 18 Years