Amanda Francesca Mendonça

After spending pretty much all of my teen years waiting for a Hogwarts letter that never came, I gave up and settled for being a wizard with words instead. A hopeless romantic, when I’m not penning down short stories, I’m busy imagining my own happily ever after.

Revealed: The Secrets Behind Shooting Your Favorite On-Screen Sex Scenes

On-screen sex scenes. They boost sales, make the romance a little more real and are incredibly fun to watch. For us viewers, of course. God knows they’re not fun for the actors who have to put up with some pretty weird stuff while struggling to get it on in front of strangers. Imagine having to […]

The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Sings A Lullaby While I Sleep #FearFest

24th March 1977 Today I say hello to a new future. But before that, I need to go back to the past, one last time. I need to tell you about my Mother. Growing up, it was just the two of us, so we were really close. We moved around a lot, like we were […]

It’s Not You, It’s The Big City: Why It’s So Hard To Find True Love In Our Time

Do you sometimes feel that in the cities we live in, and with the lives we lead, it’ll be easier to find the Philosopher’s stone than to find love? See earlier, it wasn’t so hard. There were a group of people you grew up with, your neighbours. The people you met at church. The people […]

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Secrets I Discovered In Between The Sheets

Do you remember the first time you left your miss-goody-two-shoes self behind and ventured into the messy but highly addictive world of sex? I do. He was the boy my parents ACTUALLY warned me about. I was 14 and lost, and lonely, and incredibly afraid of not being good enough. He was my refuge until the […]

How To Get Out Of The Friendzone And Move On To Something More In Your Relationship

Hello there, you little sad person, long-term resident of the Friendzone. I know your suffering. I’ve heard the hopelessness in your voice, and felt your silent exasperation. And I’m here to offer you a hand out of this abyss. If you’re not too busy popping the champagne while they marry someone else, that is. Seven […]

Yahoo Messenger, Orkut, And The Facebook That Was Before We Had Smart Phones

Do you remember those days back when everyone still had a boxy white computer and dial-up internet service? Owning one made you instantly a lot cooler than half your classmates. Of course, before we had an escape called Social Networking all we could really do on said computer was create mediocre masterpieces on MS Paint. Those […]

Close The Door Behind Us And Let’s Learn Each Other As Lovers Do #RisquéReads

Weeks of planning have led to tonight. We are not going to a place. We’re going to a moment in time that will change everything forever. Close the door behind us and let’s learn each other as lovers do. As friends, we have to forget everything we know about each other to discover everything we […]

26 Monsoon Getaway Destinations Guaranteed To Rejuvenate Your Tired City Souls!

So with the first showers behind us, it seems like the monsoons are ’round the corner and our parched cities will soon see relief from the incessant heat. And you know what that means? It’s time to start planning your mini monsoon vacation! To make it easy for you, we’ve put together a list of […]

You Cannot Run From What You Cannot See #FearFest

Every night, I dream the same dream… and every night, death gets closer. I’m afraid to fall asleep, not knowing if I will wake the next morning. So every day, I move to a new place, hoping to outrun it, though I cannot run as fast as he. It begins the same way. I find […]

Do You Ever Feel Like You’re Not Good Enough?

You’ve always been the first to apologise, even for what you feel, Wearing that crown of self-blame so well, Though deep down you knew it wasn’t your fault. You have moments of doubt every other day, moments it feels like you could disappear, And the world would be a better place without you. Or worse, […]

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