Culture

The Foods of Eid-al-Fitr Around the World

After a month of fasting, we celebrate with what we were deprived of most during Ramadan: food. As Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month for Muslims worldwide. People will be coming together...

Be Kind About People’s Music Tastes

Whenever someone hitches a ride with me, I'm always filled with a sense of apprehension over the possibility of them judging what's currently playing in my car. When I'm hanging out at the beach...

4 Exercises You Can Do During Ramadan

Going to the gym with an empty stomach without bringing any water during the month of Ramadan may sound a little insane, yet many Muslims across the world choose to do this. If you...

Must Have Beauty Products for the Geek

As much as I indulge in my fangirlism, any self-respecting geek would say that they have at least a couple of things in their closet or among their accessories to represent the fandoms that...

12 Problems About Being A Non-Mainstream Music Lover

It doesn't matter whether you're hiding your secret love for J-rock or Bollywood soundtracks, there are just some things that are totally relatable across the board for any non-mainstream music lover. 1. When the inevitable,...

Is It Weird If You’re Always Spacing Out?

Have you ever been caught staring blankly at someone or something; and suddenly snap out of it when you realise other people might have noticed that you're spacing out? It's something that has happened...

Being Light Skin in Japanese Culture

Compared to other countries, the non-Japanese who live in Japan for a long time will notice that there are a lot of customs which follow a somewhat old Japanese tradition. As a matter of...

Ikebana: The Art of Arranging Flowers

I was first introduced to the tradition of ikebana from a Japanese friend. Her eyes lit up when I asked her about her culture, but it was the topic of ikebana where she would...