“I mean to convey: struggles are gifts, too.”

Those of you who’ve been here since last year (as in – you’ve been reading since ‘16 or earlier; thanks for still being here) are likely familiar with my trying-not-to-turn-them-horror tales of my KL-based boss whom I meet in-person twice a year for an hourly catch-up chat (we do phone calls about 6-monthly so 4x … More “I mean to convey: struggles are gifts, too.”

exotic / endangered

i.  The first time I listened to John Mayer’s song ‘In The Blood’ fresh from his latest album The Search for Everything, I cried. Then I played the song on loop, letting each word and feeling course through me with overwhelming familiarity. I’ve been there too, I thought to myself as if I was responding to … More exotic / endangered

October weather (“It’s cos you met me at 26”);

i. Just as August gave way to September, the latter gently bid goodbye to make way for October. Likewise the boy – more real than mere words on paper or two-dimensional photos – has gone from August to September to now, October boy. Since the last time I wrote about him, a few meet-ups have … More October weather (“It’s cos you met me at 26”);