“If they don’t like you for being yourself, be yourself even more.” — Taylor Swift.

Bullying is the undeniable cancer of the workplace.

The passive-aggressive variety well, even more decisive as it’s masked by subtlety, innuendo and sarcasm. And once you’ve been bullied, you can never go back to being ‘unbullied.’ You’re tainted in a way that others don’t get unless they’ve experienced it themselves.

“I sat in the dark and thought: There’s no big apocalypse. Just an endless procession of little ones.” — Neil Gaiman, Signal to Noise

These are unprecedented times…

Unprecedented times these are…

I’ve personally NEVER heard the word unprecedented so many freakin’ times in my entire life!!!

Except for studying a Double Masters in International Law and International Relations to which the terms precedented and unprecedented were thrown around (academically speaking) quite a fair…

“It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.” — Roger L’Estrange, Aesop Fables, 1692

The gravity of the situation didn’t strike until I was well out of the country. Celebrating the ‘Silly Season’ and New Year’s in sublime Thailand. My long-awaited end-of-year Vacay baby!!! It wasn’t until I was constantly bombarded with a daily international tripartite consisting of, Al Jazeera, BBC and Fox News…

But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart…

“If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be.” — Marquis de Sade

Yes, ladies, we have undoubtedly experienced this on many occasions. Unquenchable sexual desire. Otherwise known as lust baby. For…

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” — Marilyn Monroe

To not give a shit what other people think about our chosen life path takes herculean guts and resilience. Let’s be honest; most of us give an enormous shit about what other people think. If we say we don’t, we’re lying, because it’s human nature to want to impress upon…

Stuck in an obsessive self-defeating and self-perpetuating cycle of trying but never getting. It decimates your self-belief. It exacerbates your self-doubt. You no longer have the motivation to continue chasing your dream. It’s all too f***ing hard, and you’ve lost all f***ing hope. When the penny finally drops you realise it’s YOU that’s the problem in this dream-killing mess!!!

A toxic obsession with anything intangible is never good.

There is nothing wrong with putting yourself out there and taking yourself out of your comfort zone. Honouring what it is you are passionate about or even relocating to bring that dream into fruition. It’s what you do to try and…

“Brexit was a fantastic example of a nation shooting itself full in the face.” Hugh Grant

Brexit. Put a match to it. That flawed idea. That flawed concept. The defective vision. Let it burn into a thousand tiny fluttery charcoal pieces. Let us pretend the UK was blinded momentarily. That common sense will prevail.

Not a Brexit lover. At all. Why would I be? I am…

“Obviously, as an adult I realize this girl-on-girl sabotage is the third worst kind of female behavior, right behind saying ‘like’ all the time and leaving your baby in a dumpster.” — Tina Fey

Time to face the music ladies. Toxic feminism is NOT the way forward. It ain’t gonna further #MeToo-and-equivalent-causes. It’ll butcher them. Repugnant as it is socially regressive. Hate to break it the toxically intoxicated sisterhood, but, it’s true.

This pernicious brand of feminism gives intoxicated women, an ideologically-lethal justification for…

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” — Erma Bombeck

Singapore is a fabulously delicious hawker food mecca for those of us enamoured with the “Lion City’s” vibrantly diverse street food scene. “Hawker Culture” a firmly entrenched feature of Singaporean society…

Julz Cukrov

A Mover And A Shaker, Not A Faker. Enamoured by all things literarily different. A lover of boundary-pushing. A despiser of sugar-coating. Seeker of the truth.

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