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Here’s how it all began, the grand rollercoaster ride that ended my pursuit, the one trip that stopped me from chasing further, and the big boom boom that told me that there was nothing more to discover.
Their world was much smaller, a lot simpler, and had a lot less grey areas. Life meant “go to work, come home to your family, pay your bills, that’s it”.
Not every trip has to be transformational, not every person has to teach us life lessons, not every thought has to be the “universe sending us a message”.
When we start thinking that we’re better than someone who likes to get a little tipsy, or another who pops a funny pill once in a while, we’re being judgmental assholes. And guess what, we’re not as #woke as we think we are.
Walking around town sometimes attracts comments ranging from, “Bruce Lee! Kung fu?” to “Hello, you Indian? You play the flute?”.
Personally, I believe that it’s at least better to do fitness yoga than no yoga.
Dear men, it's time to come out of our self denial and start making changes. And I sincerely hope that all of us, as a united human race, can work together towards a safer, freer planet.
It was simple. The boys never cried, and we never questioned why. Boys don’t cry. Only girls do that.
I eat rice, know kung fu and have a small penis.
Some of my friends had the idea that I’m preaching LSD as the miracle drug that could change the world, which, when I was younger, was indeed a naive idea that I had often dreamt of.
By the way, who mined those crystals? Like, is it all like fair-trade and sustainable? That’s more important to me for now.
An excerpt from Rainbow Warrior Handbook, "On LSD, the separateness of these networks breaks down and instead you see a more integrated or unified brain.”
Why I think Sweden is "better" than Singapore.
"43% of our doctors, our engineers, our school teachers, our colleagues, could all be terrorists in disguise."
The term "ze" serves to give the freedom of choice to individuals who do not feel that they belong to either the male or female gender.
Plants are using biochemicals to send a message of survival that the world needs to hear.
You hate capitalism. But you wear Adidas, smoke Marlboros, and take selfies with your iPhone.
Are we becoming the "immigrants" mainstream media has stereotyped us as?
"A majority of us are still stuck in the archaic patriarchal mindset that men have to be manly, do manly shit, drink manly drinks and wear manly clothes."
We went to our moon and stuck an American flag there. So why can’t aliens come to earth and paint an alien dick picture and post it up on alien instagram?
Every time I eat meat, the mix of intense ecstasy and overbearing guilt slides down my throat. It’s kinda like having sex with your best friend’s partner. Super exciting, but really wrong.
I’m not here to corrupt your culture’s values. Nor am I here to try to influence you to adopt the Singaporean culture. Neither am I milking your welfare system.
Yes, dear boss, I quit. And here's why.
While we know that LSD is illegal, you might still encounter some stranger at a rave who would offer you some. When that happens, here’s our take on it.
Many of us become disconnected from the stars in the sky because we concern ourselves with the ones we see dancing around on television.
Because the whole idea of paying people money to make us do something is an insult to the human spirit. And all stock images are lies.
So who the fuck came up with these terrible things we tell to children to make them behave?
"People are free to travel without passports. There won’t be any refugees. Nor immigrants. We are all citizens of this Earth."
Lurking in the midst of these big-hearted people, there’re those who want others to think that they are volunteering but in actual fact, not doing much at all.
A genuine heterosexual does NOT concern himself with homosexuality, especially if he/she has a healthy sex life.
It’s fucking simple shit. A kid, covered in bruises, turns up at your doorstep crying. She’s hungry, cold, and ran away from home because Daddy’s beating her up. What would you say to her?
Dear 15 Year Old.
People will never accept you because you’re different. Always remember it’s their loss.
It seems as if the majority of our society prefers obedience over intelligence.
“He worked like a dog, gave nothing back then died full of regret” is a pretty fucking depressing obituary. Go out and live.
“It’s the last time I can swipe right today, so I’ll save it for someone special.”
You want anarchy? This is anarchy. We might not solve any long-term problems for homelessness, but at least we can show them that we care. And that can mean the world to someone.
"I grew up in a Baptist family, which is (at the moment) gradually becoming predominately Jehovah's Witnesses. Honestly, I cannot believe the things they believe and how they all sound like script-following, robotic individuals who have been programmed to recruit more believers."
We would like to use this chance to bring his legacy to the next level and usher in the new generation of citizens.
I was invited to witness the big bang. I was at the front row in the cinema of the miracle of creation.
We're not sure if we're getting this right. But here's the advice from our team of writers.
Senast i april i år beräknas vattnet från den vattenreservoar vi använder i vårt område, Cantareira, vara helt slut.
We are all humans. We all deserve a chance to fight for a better living. And if we want to make things better for everyone in Singapore, we better fucking change our attitude.
Whoever said that you can’t be in love with two, or more people at the same time? Love is the only thing in this world that grows, not decreases, when you share it.
Many of us have never heard of Charlie Hebdo until recently, including me.
Darwin’s theory of the survival of the fittest kinda explains why humans are the biggest assholes in today’s ecosystem.
“What the fuck is this hippie blabbering on about?”
Many of us continue holding on to senselessly conservative sexual values.
The first epidemic tendency I would like to trash a bit is, the smartphone.
I have a penis. And I love it. But I’ve chosen “female” as my gender on Facebook.
Dubai is in the desert and it’s super freakin hot all summer, so nobody comes here to perform.
Like many people, I used to dismiss the concept of spirituality as new-age hocus pocus that sound as absurd as the idea of Noah’s Ark.
Feminism has become somewhat a popular badge to wear these days.
People in Malmö tend to be very enthusiastic in trying to stand out and identify themselves as unique individuals.
And if sexuality is truly a choice, then everyone would choose to be bisexual. This way, we can pick anyone!
Life in Dubai takes pretty much any glimmer of positivity that’s left and replaces it with soul-crushing hatred.
So there I was, sitting in my corner, eating my fried rice, squinting my eyes at the racist remarks flying around the small office space.
Let’s really examine what Singlish means to us as individuals, nationally and globally.
I took a deep breath in and took every THC molecule in that puff into my lungs.
So you’re a straight man. And someone asks if you’re gay, or assumes you’re gay.
There’re a million reasons for you to lash out against our LGBT family, but there only needs to be one to embrace them: Basic human rights.
The Singaporeans described here do not represent the entire country. Don't be uptight.
A peculiar group of people that reside with moose and polar bears in the cold Nordics, otherwise known to the world as Swedes.
Why was there so much rage? Why was there so much pent-up frustration?
On the face of it, Dubai is just exactly what you see on TV.
It’s like free drugs without the side effects. Put it all in your mouth already.
To the Swedes, talking to strangers can be as terrifying as being stuck in the elevator with Nicki Minaj.