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TAKING OFFENSE

I am one of those few people who believes that you can joke about anything, a belief held by few. It doesn’t mean those few are right or wrong. How can you expect a rape joke to make laugh someone who has been raped? I get it. Things are rarely as simple as they seem. I get it when people are offended by certain subjects but what offends you doesn’t necessarily offend others and vice versa. Where is the line? Is there a line? In this 2018 world, where everyone is over sensitive, it has become perilous to make fun of anyone and everyone. What is the difference between a joke and a statement? One cannot make fun of gay people or women or black people or disabled people? You sure can. It all depends on how the joke is constructed and told.

SQUID GAME OR DEBT PROBLEMS?

I started watching the show out of curiosity like many people did. I ended up being glued to my tv for 10 straight hours. The pace, the suspense, the superb acting (please watch the show in its original south Korean version with subtitles because the English dubbing is quite awful!), the colors and the tension …

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AS A GUY, HAVE YOU EVER BEEN DUMPED? IF YES, THEN GOOD!

It sounds quite sadistic as a statement, right? Perhaps, it even sounds a bit masochistic. Relax, I don’t like pain, at least not any more than the next person. Allow me to get my point across and hopefully you will understand me better. Who knows? You might even agree with me! I have been dumped, …

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« TU TE MARIES QUAND ? »

Ah la fameuse question qui ne cesse d’être posée une fois qu’on a dépassé la trentaine, que l’on soit gars ou fille. Il est vrai que c’est infiniment pire pour les femmes ! Mes sœurs burundaises, je compatis avec vous car cette question inutile, incessante, blessante la plupart du temps, ne crée que des tensions et …

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STOP ARGUING WITH PEOPLE ONLINE!

So, let’s dive right in because this stuff is upsetting, funny and bizarre, simultaneously, I swear. I don’t know what to make of this and I have so many questions and arguably no answers. Some things don’t seem to compute at all because let’s face it, my brain has its own limitations. Social media is …

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HAVE A GOOD TIME, YOU DESERVE IT.

The past 18 months have been incredible, unbelievable, unthinkable, unimaginable, extraordinary, horrific, terrifying, bleak, stressful to say the least. This virus flipped the world upside down. The earth almost stopped rotating. At some point, you’d think the sun would rise in the west and set in the east. Life stopped for a couple of months …

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JUSTICE VERSUS VENGEANCE.

Someone recently asked me the difference between those two words. Frankly, before answering I had to go back to the very basic definition, as in the dictionary definition of both words. We all surely know what those words mean. Yet, the definitions are tainted with our own history, personal experiences, religion, tradition, culture and so …

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CHACUNE M’A OFFERT QUELQUE CHOSE D’INESTIMABLE.

Je suis tombé amoureux dans ma vie. J’oserais dire que je suis « normal » dans ce sens. Qui n’est pas tombé amoureux au moins une fois dans sa vie ? Soyons sérieux ! Qui répondrait « non » à la question « êtes-vous déjà tombé amoureux (se) au moins une fois dans votre vie? Personne, j’en suis sûr. On dit qu’il …

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« LE TRAITEMENT DE PRINCESSE ».

Une discussion récente m’a fait sourire et réfléchir simultanément. Je parlais à une jeune fille qui m’avoua qu’elle s’attend à ce qu’elle soit traitée comme une princesse par son amoureux. Quoi de plus normal vous me direz ? Quelle femme ne voudrait pas d’un tel traitement ? Même les hommes aiment être traités comme des princes ou …

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“WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SHOW FOR IT?”

My dad asked me the question as we were sitting on the balcony in Greece, a few weeks ago. It was just the two of us, as my mom had already gone to sleep, after a long day. It was just two dudes, talking, while drinking. The conversation was smooth, simple words between 2 adults, …

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