Monthly Archives: August, 2013

  1. The Curse of the Celts

    I flush really easily, including “blushing because I feel I’m blushing already” (once I start, it’s a downward spiral). This leads to unfortunate experiences like my thesis defense, in which I was an embarrassing shade of hot pink for the entire period. Thankfully, I know this is not an affliction I suffer alone. Everyone blushes,… Read More

  2. The Kitchen Cupboard Solution to Dry Skin

    My mother is obsessed with skin. After some twenty-odd years of her influence, it is no wonder that I too am obsessed with skin. For years of my life, I have listened to her dos and don’ts of skincare including the Chinese housewives’ tales of what is good for your skin or what is not… Read More

  3. Thou Shalt Not Pop

    I am probably the first person to admit I may have some obsessive compulsive tendencies, especially when it comes to popping things. As a child, I had the disturbing habit of popping all the un-bloomed fuchsia blossoms on the plants in the garden (I think I have finally resolved this issue). But even now, if… Read More