Her Country Was a Poor Relation

When meeting new people my boyfriend and I are often asked where we’re from, and it always follows the same scenario. It goes like that: Stranger: Where are you from guys? Me: I’m from Latvia. Stranger: Ah, okay… *looking bored My bf: I’m from Spain. Stranger: Oh, really? *looking interested, the tone of voice changes from boringly polite to overly … Continue reading

Why Friendship is Served Cold

“I remembered the fox. One runs the risk of crying a bit if one allows oneself to be tamed.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince People regularly talk about the importance of first love, but often underestimate the value of first, and long-lasting friendship. Nevertheless, it is still affecting our daily lives a great … Continue reading

A Moment with Myself

“Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake. Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupéry Why do we so rarely take time to spend it on the most valuable thing on this planet – yourself? Why there is … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Being Multilingual

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Everybody knows that speaking several languages is an advantage. Being multilingual was always considered to be a form of wit. However, rarely anyone questions its benefits. Are there any unpleasant consequences of being multilingual, and can it have any negative impact on your life? Let’s try to answer these questions, and discover what lies underneath the … Continue reading

Hello My Name is No: A Bitchslap to the Modern Society

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Among all the European cities, paying the credit to the contemporary art, Barcelona is one of the greatest. Someday, wandering around, and searching for such big names as Gaudi and Dali, you will suddenly stumble upon a real jewel of art. You will open your mouth in admiration, and utter, “This is it!” For me, … Continue reading

Overhelpful Sales Assistants Kill Your Business

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Like any other woman, I love shopping. I enjoy entering the shop and quietly observing the current “repertoire”, weighting all the pros and cons, digging deeply into the available items, and carefully thinking how this new thing will fit into my life. However, there is one thing that is frequently spoiling my pleasure. The sales … Continue reading

The L Games We Play

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From some of the conversations I have participated in recently, I have come to a conclusion that men have feelings that go deeper then that of a lady. However men as ‘hard’ as they portray themselves to be, hide and cowardly retreat away at the slightest hint of love. They find a girl that they … Continue reading

Angry Parents Protest Against Forced Women Conversion

On the 28th of May a handful of people gathered on Great Malborough street in Soho, London to show their dissatisfaction with the court decision regarding the case of Rinkle Kumari, Lata and Asha. As The Hindu writes, “The three young Hindu women who were allegedly kidnapped, forcibly converted to Islam and married off to … Continue reading

Relieve Your Soul on Secret Sunday

Like most, I adore my weekends. I love sleeping in until late and waking up naturally. I love rush hour free tubes and exploring the City. But most of all, I love Sunday Secrets. Sunday Secrets come courtesy of PostSecret, a community mail art project where people from all over the world share their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard. They’re then mailed to … Continue reading

Twitter Twat – Why Do We NOT Need to Twitt the Celebrities

My name is Sarah… and I’m a Twitter reject. I came to accept this only recently although if I’m honest with myself, I’ve been one for nine months now. I have my good days, and my bad days, but ultimately it’s something that I will carry around with me for life. Celebrity tweeting, for me, … Continue reading

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