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Dragonfruit

I caved in recently and bought a single dragonfruit from my local supermarket. I saw it at the entrance where there was a fruit display that sat separately from the rest of the fresh produce. It had been hastily decorated, enough that you could recognise …

Chicken Feathers

Author’s Note: This was my prose submission to the 2020 George Town Literary Festival under the theme of ‘life under lockdown in the time of COVID-19’. Unfortunately it didn’t win but I’m pretty proud of it and so decided to share it here on my …

The Dance of the Lion

Last Friday I was at Midvalley Megamall in my hometown of Petaling Jaya, on the verge of the world’s worst migraine. The rush of finishing up work in Tokyo before an extended holiday, having almost zero sleep on the flight back to Malaysia and general …

2018 Encapsulate

This is the fifth annual highlights recap that I have published on this blog. Blogging has never been all that consistent for me, much to my own dismay and embarrassment. But the one post that I try to plan ahead and spend weeks thinking about …

Penerbangan

Today is the day and I’ve been diligent about it like my parents have always told me to be, so I am ready. I’ve packed my best clothes, functional shoes, money, a book and my most important documents, because like a space cadet on a …

2017 the sound, the vibe

I’ve written a year in review on this blog every year for the last three years. I started this tradition in 2014 because I wanted to recap every bit of travel I did while on exchange in Stockholm. For 2015, I wanted to hold myself …

Dad’s 50th Birthday Speech

I don’t think there is a shadow of doubt in this room that I stand before all of you as a true, 100% daddy’s girl. Growing up, the biggest compliment you could have given me is to say how much I looked like Dad, how …