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“Kids these days”

I get really annoyed when I hear this phrase, especially when uttered by people much younger than I (at least older folk are even further removed from teenagers and young adults right?). Why you might ask? Because it’s an over-generalization, … Continue reading

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Stop the Waste

We were having breakfast this morning and noticed a mother and two children at the nearby table. She had ordered the same meal for her two children of pre-school age, plus a coffee (!) and a large glass of water … Continue reading

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The Folly of Fund-raising

Every year around this time, I find myself surrounded by fund-raising efforts of every size, shape and colour. And every year, I’m struck by the same feeling – the vast majority of these consist of impractical little trinkets or the … Continue reading

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Strangers in our midst

Two weeks ago, stuck in the wrong bus on an hour-long route, I suddenly thought of the ice cream man who used to pass by my parents’ every weekday afternoon. He was a middle-aged Chinese man, with tanned skin and … Continue reading

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Just say thank you…and pass it on

We all seek acknowledgment and approval from people around us, especially of those who matter to us. If we didn’t, compliments – whether off-hand, casual remarks from strangers or heartfelt, appreciative comments from loved ones – wouldn’t make us feel … Continue reading

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A matter of perception (pt1 – glo)

I discovered Glo on msn a few months ago, and have enjoyed its pictures and features since. But one article caught my eye, enough so that I left a post on their Facebook page – “Glo’s Girl Crushes Of The … Continue reading

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