Streamline Your Life

February 11, 2014 4:00 pm0 comments
Streamline Your Life

It’s now February, and 2014 has well and truly begun. This time, I have decided to take a more philosophical approach to my resolutions for the year. And by this, I mean being less concrete and short-term, and instead opting for the longer-term, flexible approach. Now this might sound as […]

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The Fourteen Flaws of the Zombie Flick

January 30, 2014 10:00 am0 comments
The Fourteen Flaws of the Zombie Flick

Now, I love zombies as much as the next person. The slow, decaying, Walking Dead type, the quick, blood spluttering 28 Days Later strain and even the ethically-torn Warm Bodies ones: but as much as I do enjoy a good zombie film, I can’t help but pick out the plot holes that never […]

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Ten Quotes to Get You Through the Working Day

December 5, 2013 10:41 am0 comments
Ten Quotes to Get You Through the Working Day

From time to time, we all have trouble motivating ourselves at work. Whether it be because of a particularly mind numbing task or project, a difficult period in our personal lives or even a lament for the job itself, occasionally, it can be tough to get going! Mike Judge’s hit […]

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Machiavellian Mischief in a Madrid Staff-Room

November 20, 2013 12:36 pm1 comment
Machiavellian Mischief in a Madrid Staff-Room

The popular adage goes that the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. As I sat there being offered a position that entrusted me with the education of adults and children a lingering feeling struck me that Lucifer didn’t roam alone in the act […]

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Eid – What is it?

October 30, 2013 4:35 pm1 comment
Eid – What is it?

Every year when the festival of Eid comes around, I am constantly asked what is Eid? To which I reply it’s the Islamic Christmas. Well to be honest it’s not but it’s an easy way to explain to my non-Muslim friends, who are curious to find out about this “Eid” […]

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Istanbul’s Isolated

September 4, 2013 10:03 pm0 comments
Istanbul’s Isolated

There’s something to be said about sitting on a couch weeks on end, waiting for something exciting to happen. I have a tendency to put others before myself. Maybe it’s not the right move, but it’s a brave one! For the average Joe, going on summer break is like a […]

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17 Pieces: Chapter 16

September 2, 2013 12:00 pm0 comments

Chapter 16 I rolled some marijuana in paper and began smoking it. The bottle in my hand was empty and I went for another. The sun ran away and darkness slowly walked in the room. I heard a knock and a woman rushed into the room and I panicked as […]

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17 Pieces: Chapter 15

September 1, 2013 12:00 pm0 comments

Chapter 15 “I wish I was not confused, lost, angry, morbid, careless, sick, lifeless, hurting, full of hate, an ingrate, living in hell, totally lost and I’m living in my own personal hell!” The thoughts occupied my head  as she walked along the streets aimlessly. A beep summoned my senses […]

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