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2007 Vintage: Sip 10

In the second to last instalment of this series, our heroine gets some much needed bed rest, and starts to make tentative plans for self-rehabilitation, which definitely involves binge-watching Oprah and may or may not include undergoing the lemonade cleanse.

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Immigrant Life

2007 Vintage: Sip 9

In the second-and-a-half to last instalment of these old journal entries, my young self makes an interesting connection between losing herself in bad relationships and having abandoned writing in her journal for the duration of said relationships. 12 more words

Immigrant Life

2007 Vintage: Sip 8

To no one’s surprise, my ten-years-ago self continues to wallow in her post-breakup misery, in this latest instalment of my diary entries from back in the day. 119 more words

Immigrant Life


This one’s on me. I’m happy to share my latest article for Selamta, the in-flight magazine of Ethiopian Airlines. For this assignment, I spent an afternoon being led to and fed in lesser known/much loved restaurants around Addis Ababa (one of which had one of the best ceiling art I’d ever seen, see below), all in the name of journalism, courtesy of the good people at… 87 more words

Ethiopian Culture

2007 Vintage: Sip 7

This would have to be the most ironic instalment of all! It is by far the lowest I sank, the most humiliation I put myself through, by meticulously dissecting what the “he” of these entries (nicknamed Kenenisa after the famous runner, because he turned out to be so good at running away) did/didn’t do in those apocalyptic days leading to the officialization of the breakup.   56 more words

Immigrant Life

2007 Vintage: Sip 6

In the sixth instalment of the habesha-angst saga, I continue to wrestle with creative and romantic demons while looking to great writers like Alice Walker for rays of hope. 46 more words

Immigrant Life

2007 Vintage: Sip 4

In the fourth instalment, my ten-years-ago self digs even deeper and comes up with a whole bucketload of questions re: fundamental aspects of her identity, and grapples with the guilt-inducing monster known as privilege. 9 more words

Immigrant Life