• Are you happy?

    Andrew Camilleri

    Do you enjoy your job? How are things going with your spouse? Are you earning enough money? Have you lost weight recently? No matter what answer we give to what I call the “wedding questions”; the questions you inevitably get asked when people you don’t know very well pretend to ...

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  • Love is all you need

    Kurt Galea

    Love. What a powerful word. It is a subject which emerges in all that we do, hear and say. From songs, to plays, to architecture, this phenomena has touched humanity, so much so that a life without love is instantly perceived as hellish and dull. During this time of year, ...

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  • When Santa meets Scrooge

    Jean Claude Attard

    Both Santa Claus and Ebenezer Scrooge seem to be ever more characteristic of our times. Santa is bubbly, he prizes the conformists, and he is overtly commercial. Scrooge, on the other hand, is lonely, he celebrates himself, and he is utterly boring. Think about gatherings. We seldom give each other ...

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  • ‘Tis the season to be jolly… or is it?

    Christine Galea

    One of the most popular Christmas carols is a Welsh melody, dating back to the sixteenth century, called “Deck the Halls”. I was very surprised to discover that originally, carols were dances and not songs. The tune would have been used as a setting for the dance, and singers would ...

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  • And The Award Goes To…

    agara

    Over the past few days, there has been a lot of clamour on the news that Malta’s Prime Minister’s wife, Michelle Muscat, was awarded the title of National Volunteer of the Year award. Reactions varied from a general sense of outrage especially by those who devote all their time to ...

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  • It-Taqbil tat-Tfal

    Għaqda tal-Malti Università

    X’inhi taqbila? F’kelma waħda, it-taqbil tat-tfal hu fergħa tat-tradizzjoni orali li tikkonsisti minn għadd ta’ versi li tipikament jingħadu jew jitkantaw mit-tfal jew lit-tfal għall-gost inkella waqt xi logħba. Il-letteratura orali tgħaddi minn ġenerazzjoni għall-oħra permezz tal-fomm, u bis-saħħa t’hekk it-taqbil tat-tfal baqa’ ħaj sal-lum. Din it-tip ta’ letteratura minn ...

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  • The reusable gold at the tip of our fingers

    agara

    Starting of today, the 18th of November 2017, all Europe has agreed to work for one initiative termed EWWR. European Week for Waste Reduction is a resourceful idea to promote the reduction and reusability of waste. Governments, companies, organisations and individuals have all teamed up to colour our social media ...

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  • A familiar stranger

    Andrew Camilleri

    I hate it when it rains. It’s not the rain in itself that irritates me. It’s the fact that everything seems to go slower. Cars are more cautious, traffic jams are the order of the day and the buses. The buses never arrive, and when they do they are overflowing ...

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  • How to be broken

    Matt Urpani

    It seems that suffering has been a theme of late. My community has been reflecting on endurance and perseverance for the last month, the recent developments with Black Monday and its aftermath, events such as the Vegas shooting in the US, a seeming rise in articles such as the one ...

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