I love writing about different views and also I’m an Aquarius that loves food.

Why today’s society talk about traditional housewives with a negative tone

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I grew up in a home where my dad was the main provider and my mom was a housewife. The reason why I say “was” is because she no longer works in her home and in fact she grew to hate the very title she used to have. She wanted independence and she got that by getting a job. It wasn’t that she was treated unwell, in fact she could go shopping whenever she wanted or do whatever she wanted, my dad took care of the family financially. We had maids and someone to cook our meals for us. But…


How the stinky yellow flesh of a fruit became the king of all fruits.

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With its hard green shell and spiky thorns, one wouldn’t assume too much about this fruit especially from the stinky odor it gives out. For some years now its pungent, yellow, sticky flesh has been a hype and I can say it is for a good reason. Some people love it and some people don’t, some people think its aroma is sweet and some people think it’s unpleasant. …


Domestic violence in teenage relationships are more common than you think

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Roughly 1.5 million high school boys and girls in the U.S. admit to being intentionally hit or physically harmed in a year by someone they are romantically involved with. One in three adolescents in the U.S is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. One in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped, or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

Teen dating violence is a subject that almost no one talks about. We hear a lot of stories about…


The heart warming dish of the Philippines

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Sinigang na baboy is one of the most popular dishes in the Philippines. Sinigang means “stewed [dish]”, it is the nominalized verb of Tagalog sigang which means “to stew”. Although Adobo is the national dish of the Philippines it is argued that Sinigang is the true national dish as it has been around before the Spanish colonized the Philippines.

Sinigang, a sour tasting soup originating from the Philippines, is usually served as a main dish with rice. Many people make this dish for special occasions such as a birthday or a baptism, but…


The iconic unofficial national dish of Malaysia

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Nasi lemak is a food that I consider as very important in my life . Everything about it is mouth-wateringly attractive, from its fragrant rice to its delightfully spicy sambal.

The origins of Nasi lemak can be traced back to 1909 when it was first mentioned in the book called: Circumstances of Malay Life written by Sir Richard Olof Winstedt. Nasi lemak can be found in Malaysia, Singapore and variations of it can be found in Indonesia. There is no specific country where Nasi lemak came from but it is a fact that…


What I’ve learnt through my feminine discovery journey

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I have always been a tomboy through my childhood years, I thought that acting like a ‘boy’ would make me be heard and treated equally to them. I was young girl who didn’t know any better and the stereotypical gender roles enraged me because from a young tender age of 7 I was told that a girl does domestic work while boys can run around wild and free and as expected I rebelled along with other girls (it didn’t help that we were spoiled private school brats- bless all my primary teachers who have put up with me :)).

This…


It is not okay to share intimate photos that someone has sent you without their consent

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1 in 4 teens are sexting. What is sexting? Well sexting is defined by sending sexually explicit images, videos or messages. Sexting is very normal and there is nothing to be ashamed about, but when we misplace our trust in the wrong person this could end up disastrously such as: your nudes being revealed online for the whole world to see.

The reason why I’m writing about this now is because I have sent nudes in the past. I remember feeling nervous and standing in front of my full length mirror trying out poses which would make me look sexier…


China’s long-held image on foreigners fuels racial conflicts

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To me, China is an economically and diplomatically strong country but I cannot ignore the fact that racism is such a tremulous issue in China. Recently the news about Africans being evicted from their homes in China has really shocked me. I was quite in denial about that issue for some days because I just couldn’t believe that Africans could be treated that way by the Chinese. This news really stunned me because I am Black and Chinese and I feel conflicted about having to defend one part of me and also stand with the other. So here I am…


A majority of people still hold bias regardless of race or gender towards women of colour based on their hair

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As a half African with an afro I had once hated my hair because it was not straight enough. My mother had really straight hair and so did the rest of my cousins. I was brought up in a very Chinese household and I’ve always felt alienated because I looked so different from everyone, and my family always pointed that out to me (unconsciously). I have always been insecure about my hair up until 2 years ago when I found a curly hair tutorial on YouTube. My mom had never known how to manage my hair so ever since I…


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In the Western world afro textured hair has been treated with disdain. This thought has been spurred up during the 15th and 16th century where slave trading was a commonplace. There is still an ongoing discrimination towards hair texture and more specifically it targets black people.

In the 1700s, enslaved women who worked on fields covered their hair in head rags to protect their hair from the hard work done at the fields. The Tignon Laws were implemented so that women of colour were required to wear tignons (scarf or handkerchief) over their hair to signify they came from the…

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