Today I met an artist. Not a typical artist, but an artist without belonging. Let me tell the story of Jeeda Shupassi. She was born in Syria with a Palestinian father and Syrian mother. She could not get a passport because of her father’s identity as a refugee. Above that, her father left home whenContinue reading “Jeeda Shupassi: An artist who escaped war without a passport”
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Lessons from ‘Friends’ that every twenty-something needs
I was born in the late 1990s, I graduated last year during the pandemic, and I am freaking out. Here’s why: I will be in my mid-20s and still have not achieved something big. All my friends are either working on their Master’s thesis, getting married, divorcing, or working on a HUGE project. Whereas IContinue reading “Lessons from ‘Friends’ that every twenty-something needs”
Self-care: tips for the workaholic
The system we are living in can be quite nerve-wracking. It’s not like we are living in the 1950s or 60s. Let me explain a bit. Before, people seemed to come back home forgetting all about work. Now, when you come back home, work stays with you all night and day long. You worry aboutContinue reading “Self-care: tips for the workaholic”
Welcome to the future: Travel To Singapore!
Though one can dream, the probability of travelling to both near and distant future are very slim. However, regardless of this I have been always interested in time, technology, and travel; this could be down to its emotive nature, it causes feelings of amusement, excitement, fear, and melancholy to all rise to the surface. TravellingContinue reading “Welcome to the future: Travel To Singapore!”
Connecting an audience to an artwork: How can artists evoke emotion in their work?
Many people think of a painting as an abstract concept or an idea on a canvas, and many even think that paintings do not contribute to human lives at all. Art is the silent language; you don’t say anything, but instead you stare, experience, and learn. One of the most common types of painting isContinue reading “Connecting an audience to an artwork: How can artists evoke emotion in their work?”
Money Heist: The Phenomenon Documentary
(SPOILER ALERT!) Money Heist is a Spanish drama series that premiered on Netflix in late 2017 and follows the story of a gang as they come together to attempt to pull off a high stake bank robbery. The series was an instant sensation and had viewers from around the world watching with eager eyes onContinue reading “Money Heist: The Phenomenon Documentary”
Never Look Away: a review
Many people believe that the main purpose of movies is entertainment. But these same people do not realise how they can also influence us tremendously. Everyday, we meet people from all walks of life. We like some, we hate some, we reject some, we envy some and we ignore some, but this is not theContinue reading “Never Look Away: a review”