Supreme Mediocrity and I Like Hoka-Hoka Bento

Some things were meant to be mediocre but their actual qualities skipped our eyes because we already built a construction of those things and put them higher than they’re supposed to be. Not until it became frequent that we managed to reveal their true values.

My concept of supreme mediocrity is based on my tendency to treat some things higher than they’re supposed. No matter how sub-standard and mediocre it is, i keep on coming back because mediocrity is synonymous with routine and sometimes your brain works on autopilot.

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On Satire and Charlie Hebdo

This debate on whether the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had it coming sparks the old questions of the boundaries of comedy and satire. Is there a limit to the art of satire? Is there any topic that the satirical artists should keep away from? If there’s a boundary and the satirist goes through it anyway, would the repercussions be justified?

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Ardi Shevchenko: Remembering The First Few Friends I Made

They’re the first friends i made in this plural and diverse world. Yes, i had some other friends, but they’re not like them. I was raised in a homogeneous environment. I went to Christian school. I grew up not knowing how it feels to socialise with people from different surroundings. They’re the first people to tell me to wait because they had to go to the mosque for afternoon prayer. They’re the embodiment of the PPKn exams that i had been taking since first grade.

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Don't Take Calls from Old Friends, They Could Be MLM Agents

That’s one of the biggest bummers that could’ve happened to your social life. Finding out that your old mates are now running MLMs is similar to finding out that your extremely religious mates in high school are now party animals who have switched preferences from holy water to Chiroc. You would want to tap their shoulders and ask what has gone wrong in their life?

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