I subscribe to quite a few fashion magazines; some local ones, mostly international and would really like to congratulate WTM and especially Fernanda Langhammer on her brilliant coverage of trends, season after season. It’s always hard to get such a consolidated report and she spells it out really well with no ambiguity at all. What I personally like is the fact that along with runway images, we also get a glimpse of the collections of various high street brands that we might actually find in the stores in Bahrain or the region.
Checking In to Success
What a beautifully written piece and thanks WTM for bringing to light the amazing story of Anne-Marie Dowling. We need to read and hear about more such women, especially if they made it to the top all by themselves. By reading more about her I realise that, although we do make our own destiny, it’s also not imperative to know from the very start where you want to go. I think about the amount of pressure young students have on them in order to succeed in life and, as parents and teachers, we don’t really give them a chance to enjoy the learning process or even let them explore their options. A lot of emphasis in laid on knowing your ‘ambition’ even before you start serious school. Through the article I can also see how humble Anna-Marie is and she does not want to shy away from the fact that she was not academically gifted. This is completely alien to me, someone who grew up in a very conventional Indian family where it’s a matter of great embarrassment for your family if you are an under performer in school.
Taking Your Breath Away
I always look forward to reading Dr Jinan’s insightful articles each month. Her piece on anaphylaxis was greatly informative especially for those parents who have small kids. It’s really hard to imagine how some of the most widely consumed foods such as peanuts and berries can be fatal if they cause a reaction. I understand alertness is important but it would be extremely helpful if at some point more information could be shared. Perhaps if there are any particular medical tests that can ascertain food allergies and what is the earliest age at which they can be conducted? I have a six-month old niece and I am extremely protective of her.