Ideas that make the world a better place – but not really

Life is full of problems. Fortunately, some have taken it upon themselves to create solutions to issues that no one knew needed solving. But where’s the fun in that? Continue reading “Ideas that make the world a better place – but not really”

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Chaos is harmony: Norway just doesn’t know it yet

Norway features highly on the World Happiness Report. Naturally, the cynical part of me was sceptical about visiting. That said, I was very much looking forward to meeting the odd Viking wandering around a Fjord or spear-fishing. And I do love salmon.

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It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Throws A Racquet

It is the unspoken duty of all lawyers to raise awareness on often sensitive and contentious issues, such as environmental awareness and corporate social responsibility. As the very sensible and serious lawyer that I am, I too must do my part to encourage the world to be a better place, one squash game at a time. Continue reading “It’s All Fun And Games Until Someone Throws A Racquet”

How to be a Lawyer

Being a lawyer is more straightforward than most think. There are a few tricks of the trade that can be learned. Sure, getting the degree, doing the post-graduate admission course, getting admitted to the bar and taking an affirmation, finding a job, selling your soul, giving up your weekends, living in constant fear of being sued, waking up in the middle of the night because you’ve missed a deadline for serving documents, are all necessary evils.

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Learn to Love your Train Commute

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For the first few days, I was officially off meat after commuting to London for the weekday grind in similar conditions to that of a cattle truck. But unlike most cows in a confined space, there are no moo’s or groans. Everyone remains quiet and pretends their nose is not resting on the top of someone’s head or that they can’t smell pungent armpit. It is the most “outside of comfort zone” any remotely claustrophobic or stanch nay-sayer of cheap flights on budget airlines could ever dare to be. It left me half hoping an oxygen mask would drop down from the ceiling and I wasn’t even on the tube yet.

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How to Survive a Night in a Berlin Squat

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that Competitive Scrabble players wearing Hawaiian print dresses and absent of facial piercings, do not present themselves at the gates of a Berlin squat. Continue reading “How to Survive a Night in a Berlin Squat”