On the 5th of March the unofficial memorial set up by mourners following the assassination of investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was swept away overnight. Maybe ‘they' thought that people would forget; uwiva, let it go ħi. Granted - overwhelming apathy and failure to stand up to the abuse of power is essentially how we … Continue reading The Sound of (the Prime Minister’s) Silence
There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate. - Daphne Caruana Galizia I've been trying to write and re-write this blog post for a while now. Part of me still can't quite believe that Daphne Caruana Galizia is dead - murdered. Assassinated, to be precise. Every time I sat down to write … Continue reading The situation is desperate.
Well, here we are again. Another travel blog. Hush - don't look at the ridiculous amount of shopping I did, and ignore the packets of waffles and other Dutch treats next to me. Definitely don't pay any attention to the two bags I didn't need that I bought from duty free on the way back. … Continue reading Arguably Abroad: Amsterdam and Rock Werchter 2017
I generally try to have lowkey Sundays. You know, sit in the sun. Have some green tea while listening to Spotify and reading Time or The Economist. But sometimes the universe conspires against you to make sure your Sunday just tests you - case in point, the following 'ad' that was printed in MaltaToday: Let's just take a minute to … Continue reading 4 Things Wrong with this Anti-Gay Marriage Ad (other than the obvious)
Hey guys! I recently wrote a little something for Eve - let me know what you think! Here's an excerpt: Language is a powerful thing when it comes to shaping society and how we interpret the world. The way we speak about women who own their sexuality and refuse to be ashamed of it reveals … Continue reading What does a slut look like?
Ah, Malta. Sometimes I feel like our relationship is a lot like the Eurovision song On Again Off Again by legendary duo Julie and Ludwig. I love the tan you give me over the summer months, but hate the sticky humidity and general BO that washes over the island; I love your history and rich cultural past, but … Continue reading 5 Ways to React to Daphne’s Egrant Bombshell
I do this strange thing where I ping-pong between either being cripplingly shy, or not being able to stop myself from voicing my opinion on something. That 'something' is usually related to gender, women's rights, racism, civil rights, religion, and whether or not we should be putting pineapple on pizzas. Sometimes, I can't stop myself from entering the … Continue reading How to have a Debate in the (Maltese) Comments Section
A while ago I wrote a short 'creative' piece and uploaded it on Medium, a story-writing and sharing platform. I had some thoughts I wanted to share about uncertainty - is it something restricted to the realms of anxiety and sleepless nights, or is it more than that? Is it something we need, as humans, to feel … Continue reading The Two Sides of Uncertainty
I'm not sure if I've mentioned this to you guys already or not, but here it is just in case - I love food. Honestly, I can't think of anything better than an incredible plate of fresh, Maltese king prawns so velvety they could melt in your mouth. And let's not forget the wine. Or … Continue reading 5 of My Favourite Restaurants in Malta
For as long as I can remember, the words ‘bachelor’ and ‘spinster’ were universes apart. A bachelor is this cool, good-looking guy who can be in a relationship, but chooses not to. He probably lives in a penthouse with a lot of leather furniture and blue-grey decor, and a turntable playing smooth jazz; a different … Continue reading The Difference between Bachelors and Spinsters