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Christmas or X-Mas?

Christmas or X-Mas?

Christmas for me was always the best time of the year: the long holiday, people carefree and chatty, new Christmas clothes and singing carols with my family around the stone fireplace. Also, this was the only time my mother baked cakes and cooked home-made French fries, with home-made tomato sauce!!! It was epic. On Christmas Day, we would dutifully wear our new (by “new” I mean not the usual hand-me-downs) Christmas clothes and go to church for the Christmas service, where the pastor would talk about the birth of Jesus Christ and the three wise… Continue reading →

Time Out

Time Out

I took the longest Christmas break this past Christmas. I just packed up a bag of a few pairs of jeans and a couple of my favorite t shirts and left my life. I didn’t say anything to anyone, well except my siblings. I didn’t say how long I would stay except to my closest friends. I just left. That is actually why I haven’t written in a long while. I couldn’t. I didn’t have my trust cyber café up the street that I sit at with a packet of yogurt and write. I had… Continue reading →

Why I hate Christmas!

Why I hate Christmas!

A cynical friend of mine, whose company I have to endure every once in a while due to social obligations, bears strong convictions against the whole assortment of religious beliefs, and most notably Christian beliefs. In his self proclaimed wisdom, humans have an insatiable need to feel important and wanted. He says this explains every human act, much like the Freudian theory about human behavior and sex, but that’s a story for another day. You see, my cynical friend has concocted a conspiracy theory, in which he claims that a very brilliant mind realized at… Continue reading →

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