What’s Great About Mumbai

I miss my Mumbai. Being there for just 5 days was, well, brutal. It was fun, it was home, but I’m far away now and sometimes I wish I was back. So I thought I’d put together some images of Aamchi Mumbai, just to humour myself.

Poetry: It’s Stupid, It’s Free

Ever since I returned home from my recent trip to India, I awaken at 3 every morning and stay awake for a good 45 minutes doing nothing. During this twilight insomnia sometimes I take a walk, or talk to friends and family in India. Last night however, I took a jab at poetry. And here’s…

Dealing today. Healing tomorrow.

People walk up to me and seem to repeat the same words over and over: I’m so sorry. And all I can find the courage to say back to them is: It’s okay. Here’s a confession: I’ve been lying. Because it’s not okay. A part of me died less than 72 hours ago. It’s gone forever,…

Voice Messages 101

It may seem crazy to dedicate a blog post to voicemails, but given what my observations have taught me, it’s not actually not as silly. Even if your job is not that of a Voicemail Specialist, as a recent graduate you should always remember that little things matter. Attention to detail will take you a long…

IWD 2014 with Young Women in Business (SFU)

Wishing you all a very happy International Women’s Day (IWD) (belated)! Yesterday, I attended the annual IWD conference hosted by SFU YWiB and this year’s theme was Defining Success. Lien Yeung did a phenomenal job of MCing the conference! With keynote speakers such as Addie Gillespie, Mia Thomsett, Valeria Mason-John and Caroline MacGillivray, the seemingly simple theme developed…

Exercising Creativity

I have met so many people who believe that they don’t have any creative bone in their body! I am not going to bust their bubble. I think they’re right! So many people don’t have a single creative bone in them! Creativity is not like a bone, it’s a muscle. “Creativity is like a muscle:…

Toastmasters Promo Video

Last month, some members of the Kwantlen Toastmasters team offered me an acting gig. They were in the process of creating a promo video for the club. I gladly accepted the offer and here is the final product:   Yes, I’m smiling a lot. And if you could see the behind-the-scenes videos, you’d know that…

Dream Job

Often I’ve been asked in interviews and sometimes during intense career conversations with my parents, “Sonia, what do you even want to do?” As a kid I really wanted to be a “N.R.” (That was my way of making a career as a news reporter sound even cooler). Somehow, in the years I was added…

What do you do for yourself?

I visited my aunty yesterday and spent the entire day with her and my cousins. She served me some snacks in the evening while I was working on my Mac. I think I was on Twitter, checking my feed when she asked me: “Sonia, what do you do for yourself?” It’s quite a simple question:…

To sting or not to sting

I was waiting for my bus the other day and I noticed there was a bee hovering around my head. It went to every person waiting at the bus stop with me. It almost felt like it was walking up to people and sniffing them like a dog would to get to know them. The…