Those Days in London
La Dolce Vita (sweet life) of a student… Recently, after a long hiatus, I picked up a PG Wodehouse “Jeeves” Omnibus. PG Wodehouse is the genius behind the much-loved character, Jeeves. Jeeves became so entrenched in the popular imagination, that there was once (before Google) even a search engine named “Ask Jeeves”. Jeeves, a gentleman’s…
A Labyrinth of Language
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.”- Nelson Mandela…
Where is your “Caput Mundi” – Capital of the World?
We were greeted with warm “Buongiarno”s amidst the crisp fresh morning air when we landed in Rome. It was spring, and I was there to attend a global event organized by the non-profit organization I belong to.
Welcome to My Kaleidoscopic World
Hi, my name is Taina, and I am still trying to piece together my growing patchwork of an identity. I was born in Singapore and lived there until moving to Boston for college at age 19 – which was pretty much as far away from home as I could possibly be.
As a Youth in Singapore
Commonly referred to as the “Little Red Dot”, Singapore has grown from a tiny fishing village to a cosmopolitan hub in the span of fifty short years.
The Shore – I am a Sea Turtle, Always have been, Always will be…
The wind comes, the waves crash and the rain pours. I am on the shore, facing a long path to the ocean. I do not know what is coming. This was how I felt when I realized I would be attending a boarding school after kindergarten.