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uncluttered

I recently discovered a website selling second-hand stuff in which I could sell my own second-hand stuff. Without the imposition of insertion fees, I quickly uploaded a few of my own possessions – jackets, shoes, and the like – to try out if they will sell. If it doesn’t, no big deal. But if it … Continue reading

sales

The sales period is crazy. Sales are now nearly over, but since they create such a commotion, news headlines, perhaps – divorces, too, I decided to dedicate a couple of thoughts on the phenomenon. My very first experience with sales in London this year, taught me a lesson. It also made me realise what a … Continue reading

inventions

The Economist’s cover hit it again. The article went about the fact that inventions occur at a much slower pace than before. Not only, inventions fare poorly in terms of their usability compared to the loo. You won’t get sick without a cell phone, or a smart phone, or a nano gadget, but just imagine … Continue reading

tag-lines

Tag-lines are a powerful tool as part of advertising. Especially the good ones (or, the funny ones). The picture below shows the packaging in which Ice watches – intended for teenagers, young people – are sold. The tag line is pretty clear. For those who haven’t figured it yet, it says “fuck me I’m famous!” … Continue reading

bins

I don’t have the habit of peeking in the bins, especially when I’m on a holiday (with no intention of sounding arrogant or posh), but this one caught my eye and made me think of irony and alternatives. By sticking those labels on the bins, the local council has really taken good care of warning … Continue reading

weddings

The weddings theme is due since it’s summer and a lot of people get married in summer. At least I think that because my husband and I get all these invitations to weddings. So many that I have the feeling it’s become like a hobby of ours to go to weddings in the summer. People … Continue reading

empires

“Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.” – Marcus Aurelius I won’t be surprised if a new Umayyad, Sassanid or Persian empire arises from the rubbles of the Arab spring. The Romans are gone. The Communists remained on the dusty shelves in … Continue reading

of Madonna and all the evil tongues

Madonna, the singer, the artist, the director, a mother… I think the woman deserves blogs dedicated to her only. Not only one tiny little post on a tiny little blog like mine. Us, mere mortals, clash like grumpy demoted titans (or, old, sexually-challenged women) when it comes to what we think of Madonna. The good … Continue reading

weather

Hot weather in Malta arrives with no warning signs whatsoever. Red ghibli blows one day followed by a heavy shower of Libyan mud, and sizzling heat fries your head and stops time the next. I always preferred winter and snow to (Maltese) summer. Of course, God has a great sense of humour, he decided to … Continue reading

class

Malaysia Airlines has just┬ábanned┬ábabies from flying first class and, apparently, they plan to stretch that rule to an “entire floor of its double decker A380 aircraft”, economy class that is. What fun! We have hotels that don’t allow kids. We certainly don’t allow whiny babies in strip clubs. There are upscale restaurants where you won’t … Continue reading