Normal

If normal is overrated, it would mean that there is normalcy in life. But is there really such a thing as being normal? Sometimes I wonder what normal really is. My mum would often chide me over my clothing choices. My parents often worry about my desire to travel alone, and my friends wonder whyContinue reading “Normal”

Diversity

Recently I got a comment from a friend about how amazing it is to come from a country with such a diverse culture. I was so confused by that because I never considered my country diverse. When I asked him, what he meant by it, apparently, he thought our culture is very mixed, thus veryContinue reading “Diversity”

Episode 2: Hephaestus

Hello everyone:) Here you can find the newest episode of my podcast Heroes and Myths, Hephaestus. Heroes and myths is a podcast of mythology, history, and social criticism. With the help of mythological figures or heroes from ancient Greece, Cyprus, and the Middle East, I introduce specific social issues and their evolution throughout history. OnContinue reading “Episode 2: Hephaestus”

Love is the key

On a different post I both criticised and praised volunteering tourism. I still stand by the opinion that often volunteering created harmful results rather than positive. Yet, from my experience I believe that volunteering can teach people of love, understanding, respect, and hope. This post is of how I came to learn that love alwaysContinue reading “Love is the key”

Volunteering Tourism

When I was a university student in the UK, many organisations would often promote volunteering abroad. Indeed, volunteering is perceived as a good act, and most people do it out of their hearts’ goodness. However, I believe volunteering sometimes brings harm rather than positive results. For instance, an 18-year-old goes to help at an orphanageContinue reading “Volunteering Tourism”

No borders

When people live alone in a foreign country, they often seek others of their own ethnicity. Although being amongst your people sounds appealing, to me, it always seemed dull. Undoubtedly, it’s always good to have someone of your background close to you because usually, you can comprehend each other better. You can understand the meaningContinue reading “No borders”