My Take on Makeup

I started putting on makeup at about age 11. I was in my mother’s bedroom’s attached toilet, and had been having secret rendezvous with her makeup powder palette for the past week. I remember them being bright colours, pink for the cheeks and colours such as green? Orange-y shades? For the eyes. It was the…

Gender and Expression: What Does It Mean For Christians?

This is a spontaneous blog post of what’s going through my mind yesterday and I’m posting this at midnight in my time zone. Bear with me, if you will. Looking at my university reading, Inhabiting the contradictions: Hypersexual femininity and the culture of intoxication among young women in the UK,  there are really a lot of…

See 2017 Out in Style

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
2017 is in its final weeks! Before we grab 2018 by the horns, it’s time for the wrap-ups and top ten lists that help us reflect on the year that was (and that make great blog posts when you’re crunched at holiday time). As you plan your 2017 year-end…

The Power of a Name

On introspect, I’ve come to realise there’s a kind of subtle power in names that often may go unnoticed. Historically, generally speaking, at least according to research done by Reader’s Digest, names are tied into culture and aristocracy bestowed long names onto their children to indicate their high societal status. There’s a reason why sadly,…

Hello again, my blog followers!

Why I haven’t been active all these months… Its been months since I posted a blog post onto here, and for so long it has been because I haven’t had any subject matters I deemed too important not to post about. For one, I could blog about current affairs, like the slew of sexual allegations…

3 Tips to Getting Over an Ex

Originally posted on GodlyDating101:
One of the most common questions/concerns I get in my inbox are typically along these lines: “I was dating someone for a few years and we just broke up…”, “How do I get over my ex?”, and the very frequent “I didn’t mind him/her saying let’s take a break to focus…

Called to Singleness?

Originally posted on GodlyDating101:
This blog is long overdue! One too many people have been frustrated with God because He has not met their desires when or how they expected Him to. Many are now in their 30s, 40s, 50s and even older and still message us saying “I really don’t understand if I am…

Of Glasses and Good Matches

-midnight thoughts. A lot of things in life mirror trajectories of romantic relationships, just that we do not realise it.   Sometimes I get the yearning to Change my glasses, the ones I have worn for over 5 years, or even longer than that, not that I recall. There are cat eye glasses. Then more…

Gender Neutral Expression as a 21st Century Counterculture

Today what was covered in Media Culture lecture was the rise of countercultures starting from the 60s, when youths felt alienated or disenfranchised by societal norms. From what I see now the same thing is happening with gender issues and what I talked about yesterday, gender expression and what it means to me. It could…

I Need a New Blogging Purpose

Near the start of this year, I made a new year’s resolution to start putting up my own content once weekly. It was all good for about a month until my spurt of creative writing ran out, and life threw unexpected hitches for me to deal with. In a span of six months, I have…

In-Class Quips (Media Culture)

Just a little something I wrote on the fly during my Media Culuture university class last Friday. Greetings, blogosphere. I’m writing this from the environment of my media culture module class. Currently we are discussing the conundrum that women live in. ●We love in a society that is predominantly governed by men (who can name…