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Alison Bezzina

Scrooge no more, perhaps…

Those who know me know that I’m not big on Christmas, in fact, during this time of year, I’m used to being called Bah! HumBug, Scrooge, and all the works. But let it be known, that the usual feeling of disgust and angst that hits me during this...

Birthday Crisis

It’s my birthday and I think I’m losing my mind. Is there such a thing as a quarter-life crisis perhaps? I’m not known to be an outwardly emotional person; I don’t do hugs much, I don’t cry at airports, and air kisses are the closest form of...

We are all the same

It’s my birthday soon so this morning I booked a flight to Venice, a hotel room, airport transfers and a restaurant, online. By the end of it I felt exhausted. The process felt like forever and the amount of information required seemed over the top.

Of Citizenship and Prostitution

I’ve tried to make head or tails of the new Citizenship Act, but I cannot for the life of me figure out the truth. All those convinced that it’s wrong or that it’s right, seem to be talking entirely through political sunshades, and are therefore...

Norman and Barbra

I’m getting an uncomfortable feeling that I suck at getting into trouble. I’ve been failing for so long that it’s now getting to me and am about to give up; I’m about to turn into a good girl. You see, I’ve been breaking the law by taking photos...

Making my point

Xarabank is a great medium to reach the masses, but unfortunately unless you’ve got the lungs of a sea gull, it’s unlikely that you’ll get more than ten minutes to make your point. So allow me to say here what I would have liked to say during...

Why Nirvana Lives On

We lost a woman of substance this week; a woman who faced her with her own mortality decided to reach out and help others lead a better life. I know that all this nice talk about Nirvana Ciavola Azzopardi seems like a cliché because we’re taught...

We live. We learn

I don’t go to the hairdresser often, partly because I can’t be bothered, and partly because my mother is also a hairdresser who offers me free services whenever she can. But today I had to get decent quickly so I went to the hairdresser next door.

That’s all we need

Admittedly, Maths is not my forte, but I honestly do not think that there’s any way in hell that you can somehow make what happened this week add up. Earlier this year, a study conducted by the European Commission revealed (or rather confirmed),...

Agony Aunt Putin

I’ve always believed that in order to survive in politics one must possess a particular character trait without which politicians would not last the day. Unfortunately this trait is not something we’d look for in a friend, but without it we’d have...