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.

Ex’s And Oh’s #RisquéReads

The heavy clouds had threatened to burst long before the sun set, and once they did, they never stopped. The storm had begun. I’d known him from another time, another day. A memory creeps in. Sweet coffee, slow kisses, and the smell of the summer rain. But that was before I left. And this was […]

8 Places In The World You’re Forbidden To Set Foot In!

As a modern-day traveller, you know that if you’re tough enough, there’s no holding you back from going anywhere you want on the globe, no matter where you come from. But did you know that there are some places on the planet that 99% of regular folks are just not allowed to visit? From haunted […]

This Guy Travels The World With Only His Backpack And This “Mom, I’m Fine” Sign

How many of us have mothers who constantly worry? Whether we’re headed off to college or a holiday abroad, they worry all the same. So much so, that we’re almost always required to keep reassuring them saying, “Mom, I’m fine.” This guy came up with the cleverest way to do it. Aladdin is fine! Credits […]

The Sale Of A Virat Kohli Painting Has Just Made His Foundation Richer By 2.4 Crore!

A rare painting covering ten years of cricketer Virat Kohli’s journey in the Indian Premier League was sold on Tuesday at the charity dinner hosted by his Foundation in London. The painting is apparently an oil on canvas piece by celebrity artist Sasha Jaffrey. British-Indian entrepreneur and Cricket enthusiast Poonam Gupta, CEO of PG Papers, paid […]

Holy Smokes! These Sisters Make A Livelihood By Selling Weed!

Meet the Sisters of the Valley, a group of women who grow and supply handmade medicinal marijuana to people suffering across the globe. From their one-acre plot in California’s Central Valley, the sisters grow and sell $60k worth of weed every month. Now that’s called living the high life! Founded in 2014 by Sister Kate, […]

Here’s How This Surrealist Photographer Creates The Most Breathtaking Pictures!

Surrealist photographer Erik Johansson‘s pictures are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. They’re more than just memories frozen in time. They’re more than just an insight into someone else’s life. They’re more than just a means to travel to places you’ve never been before. They’re ideas. New work! "IMPACT" …see a larger version with more details on […]

If You’ve Ever Felt Like You’re A Misfit, This One’s For You

When you don’t fit in, You’re forced to figure out who you really are. All that time you spend alone, Makes you familiar with every fiber of your being. She’s a square peg, Somebody with an edge, She never fit into a world of round holes. She’s always been on the outside looking in, never really part of […]

He’s Watching You #FearFest

He speaks to me. Follows me wherever I go. Watches my every move. He even lives me with me. Or he would, if he were alive. I want him to go, but he stays. It started off innocently at first. Just a shadow, just a reflection, just a whisper. I didn’t mind. It was somehow, […]

The Kiss #RisquéReads

I will never forget the way he looked that night. How my heart knew at once, I wanted him. I had to have him. Maybe the rain has already begun to fall when he walked in, maybe it hadn’t. I didn’t notice. I was too busy staring at him. I’d lived there for a while […]

Paper boats And Gumboots: Everything I Love About The City’s First Rains

I think no matter how old I get, I’ll never stop being excited about the first rains. The relief they bring to scorched skin and earth, reviving the old and bringing life to the new is nothing short of magical. Every time the raindrops fall and fill the air with the rich, sweet smell of […]

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