Thought of the Day: May Day, May Day!!!

Dear Diary, It’s May Day in Southern Hemisphere already. Go figure. Where did the 5 month of the new year has gone too? Have you seen? I haven’t. Anyhow, today is MAY DAY. And my Thought of the Day is Why? Because. It is because I had a terrible dream last night about a very…

TBR (to-be-read) Pile

Dear Diary Dearest Readers. If you are like me, you are polygamous readers and have TBR pile next to your bed, in your study, in your e-reader. This pile is growing. It is growing non-stop. It never stops.  You pick up ideas for TBR from social media, bookstores, friends’ suggestions. If you start reading an…

Unrequited Love Elixir

Dear Diary, Let the witch in me speak this part. We all need this Elixir at some point in our lives We all have suffered the ailment, the curse, the illness, the disease, the evil, the gift, the miracle of UNREQUITED LOVE. Why do I say all of us? Just Google it. You will find millions and…

Write What You Know: Don’t Kill The Magic

In The Carrie Diaries, Carrie Bradshaw (of Sex in The City fame) gets one useful and very important advice ‘Write What You Know’. You do not need to make things up. You do not have to drag the story from the depth of your brain. You do not need to suffer painfully and pointlessly. You…

When Childhood Ends…

When Childhood Ends you get very very lonely, lost, confused and.. yes, scared. Childhood ends when your loved one die Childhood ends when you are betrayed too many times Childhood ends when you are disappointed in people Childhood ends when you can’t trust no one Childhood really ends when you adopt a rule of 4Ns (trust…

Write me a letter

Handwriting is a skill. Nowdays, it’s even a talent, a rarity, a gift. Beautiful handwriting is an art of it’s own. Some call it calligraphy and buy special pens and paper for the practice of it. Some, like myself, have been taught when we were kids. We can write beautifully. We can write clearly. We can…

Why don’t you ‘dear diary’ me?

Why don’t you? Really? Haven’t we all wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw at some point? Or may be Bridget Jones? By the way, have you read any of Carrie’s or Bridget’s stories? They are fun… Coming back to the point of this post, if you, like myself, ever wanted to write a column or may…

DisConnection

Making a Connection in our super-connected world is extremely difficult. It’s a sweaty work at best. It is absolutely impossible sometimes. Finding a friend. It was difficult in our ‘yard system’ let alone in our technologically-savvy playgrounds. We are (our kids that is) are constantly on iPhones or Androids, on snapchat or Viber… you name it….