So, you've recently begun watching anime. Maybe you've seen a few series that you really enjoyed, like some of the entries on my 5 Anime for the Uninitiated list. You're officially an anime fan. Therefore, it's time to go to a higher level. It's best to check off some classics, and some cult status shows,… Continue reading 5 Anime for the Initiated
When I was an undergraduate majoring in European Studies, I did a research project for a seminar class on the subject of migration. Being from the West Indies myself, I decided to focus on the Windrush; a period of migration of people from British West Indian colonies to Great Britain. Considering the recent Windrush scandal,… Continue reading Thoughts on the Windrush Scandal
There's a manga I like called Fruits Basket. It's a cute and compelling story and a true examination of human emotions, friendship, and family. I can wax endlessly on all the things I love about Tohru Honda, the protagonist, and the diverse cast of characters that surround her, but there's a greater point that I… Continue reading A Reflection Upon Time Travel – The Future and the Present (What I Learnt from Fruits Basket)
Living beneath such a vast sky, I sometimes wonder if anything will ever be enough. What's the best way of finding happiness? I've read that by being present, not worrying about yesterday or tomorrow, but by just living in the current moment, you can find more satisfaction in your life. I don't know. What if… Continue reading A Reflection Upon Time Travel – The Past
The world is such a vast and diverse place that, unavoidably, there are countless ways in which perception can vary. The way we perceive is coloured by such things as culture, history, religion, and societal mores. Travelling and seeing the world is a great way to alter and widen perception. You learn that not everyone… Continue reading Cultural Imperialism?
The night air was cold. The sky was dark, with the stars all blotted out from the city lights. Life was thriving the way it only can when it's night time. Men were drunk. Women were drunk. People were in the process of becoming drunk. I've always wanted more from the night. I'm greedy for… Continue reading Dante at an Ellie Goulding Concert
The vacation season is almost done. The cold winds are rising. - "Winter is coming", you say. Black fur draped around your shoulders, your long sword clasped in your hands. "Aye, Lord Stark. It is indeed". - Now that we have the embarrassing Game of Thrones references out of the way... It's a bittersweet time… Continue reading Global Summer/Vacation Playlist 2017 Pt.2
Music is a magical force. It can conjure emotions inside you that you didn't even know were there. The world is full of music, inspired by so many cultures, and sung by so many voices and composed of dozens of instruments. Listening to music from different places is an invigorating way of learning and sharing… Continue reading Global Summer/Vacation Playlist 2017 pt.1
I have been watching Japanese anime since I was a baby. I didn't know what it was at first. I just knew that I loved it. It enraptured me, and inspired me to learn about a land, culture, and language far different from my own. Anime continues to thrill and inspire me, and I know… Continue reading 5 Anime for the Uninitiated
Welcome to Mermaid Culture. Why mermaids you ask? Well, for one thing, they don't exist (most likely). They're fantasy, which means that in your imagination, and mine (besides the basic concept - human bodies, fish tails, seashells etc.) they can represent anything we want. I'm taking the idea of merfolk, and using it to address… Continue reading Can you swim?