Assalamualaikum. I am flesh, bone, skin and dreams. A heart of ambitions and wishes, yearning and wanting. But only ever truly watching. No sweats, no tears; just whistles and cheers. Sitting in the sidelines as one of the masses. The below, the beneath, a silhouette where light flashes.
Assalamualaikum. Of eye-opening firsts and heart-wrenching lasts, overflowing happiness and overwhelming pain – to say that 2016 was bittersweet is to play it so completely and utterly safe. So forget it. Just forget it all. I refuse, absolutely refuse, to look back and recount what a year 2016 has been. I’d rather turn back, take … More Dear 2016, Here’s to Us
Assalamualaikum. BOOKSTRUCKED (BOOK•STRUCKED), NOUN finding yourself in a bookstore carrying five books in one hand and reading the summary of another book with the other – all the while not being able to take your eyes off of the bookshelves towering before you; browsing online for (more) books when an order of books you made … More I’ve Been Bookstrucked
Assalamualaikum. Disclaimer: this post is inspired by one of the chapters of Nicola Yoon’s masterpiece, Everything Everything. I loved that chapter (it might be my favourite but I can’t say so exactly because there were so many chapters that I fell in love with for the beautiful writing style). And because of that love, I wanted … More Five Senses
Assalamualaikum. We found Wonderland. You and I got lost in it. Come and join me on a trip down the rabbit hole with Owlcrate‘s Wonderland-themed November box – to a world full of lively characters, of a scenery bursting with colour, of riddles and mazes, and a hint of darkness hanging in the air. A … More Wonderland in Owlcrate
Assalamualaikum. Alone with your thoughts can be a scary place to find yourself in. Scary, lonely, a maze to get lost in, an adventure to seek, a vocal silence, or a much needed sense of peace – easy to get into but to crawl back out will take a feat. It’s where I found myself in … More Getaway Part Two: A Verse
Assalamualaikum. Five days away – but not away from home. Away from Brunei for a while, yes; staying in a different place for a while, yes – but not away from home. Because this time, home came with me. My mom, my dad, my sister and me altogether – home in the flesh, home in … More Getaway to KL: A Diary