Tag Archives: lifestyle

Cut back on those take-out dinners

20 Apr

You’ve probably heard about the idea of “dating yourself”. You know–dressing up, putting on cologne, driving yourself to a nice restaurant to have a decent dinner–the kind of things people usually do when in the company of a beautiful partner. Except it’s by yourself.

I know, it sounds pathetic.

Except, it’s actually not pathetic. I think everyone should do it. Continue reading


What’s your rite of passage?

18 Jan

There’re a number of things in this country that can be considered rites of passage for men: the consumption of alcohol (18 years), watching movies classified as Restricted (21 years), completing National Service (about 21-22 years), and completing tertiary education (about 24-27 years). National Service, in particular, is presented in media and propaganda as the dividing line between boyhood into adulthood. Anecdotally, women here (i.e. mothers and girlfriends) seem to accept this.

Yet we know many men who feel lost and unsure about their place in society, even after they have formally graduated into it. We’re supposed to be there, but we don’t feel it. Continue reading