By Sonja Nikcevic
Some time ago, a certain, mysterious Rosemarie Urquico posted an inspiring, literary insight into why you, and everyone else in the world should date a girl who reads. And suddenly, without warning, the Internet exploded. The post went viral in the astounding Internet-hype way that seems to have become commonplace in recent society. Girls and women all over the world paused their lonely, or not so lonely, exciting or everyday, book-loving lives and recognized themselves in Urquico’s words. I’m not ashamed to admit I was one of them. Below is an extract, so you can keep up:
By Alix Barré
It’s nearly been a year since I moved for a semester abroad to this wonderful city, and with my nostalgia I want to share with you the top 10 reasons why you should take the opportunity to travel there. If you’ve already thought about going then this post is to give you the final push, if you haven’t then this post is to convince you, you should.
By Sonja Nikcevic
(See what I did there? Hilarious. I know.)
Once upon a time, not too long ago, the contents of your purse, or pocket, could tell you a lot about your personality, and life situation. Sadly small coins, pieces of lint, and library card usually meant student, while a mix of pop-up books, diapers, lipstick and day planners meant Supermom. Now zip back into the technologically-charged present and you’ll see that not much has changed. The content of your pocket and bag can still tell the world who you are, but now, all that content has been neatly wrapped up into a smartphone shaped super-gadget/mirror into your soul.
By Alix Barré
What’s one of the worst nightmares of frequent travellers? Something as simple as the cry of a sweet, innocent child might just do the trick. If you have ever been stuck on a plane full of crying babies on long distance flights, you will probably understand what I mean. It seems I am always surrounded by several babies when travelling – crying babies. It can easily turn into the trip from hell, especially if you’re travelling over long distances. Before you start screaming “oh, discrimination!” this will not be a post bashing babies and being intolerant towards families, but rather a post explaining how it could be nice to have solutions to what I consider a genuine problem.
by Tiago Vilaça
“Ding! [Here we go…]
– Yes, sir. Do you need something?
– Coffee. Black.
– Would you like some sugar with your coffee?
– I said black!
– Ok, sir. Give me two minutes… [sigh]”
This is how everybody perceives the work of a flight attendant. The average passenger has the idea that we are only there to serve their every need throughout the duration of that fight, without even needing a kind thank you. Let me start by saying that this is an absolutely wrong and twisted manner of making a person a slave of contemporary times. Obviously, cabin crews are in a flight to help passengers feel well and appreciated (and not just a seat number full of money to spend), but our job resides in much more than that.