“I’m exactly where I’m meant to be”

A Ramadhan reflection special cos it’s a quiet, beautiful Sunday morning. I spoke briefly to my Eldest Sis two evenings ago about my recent work-life development and she lamented about the Power of Dua (written in caps cos that’s how she meant it). “Never underestimate the power of dua,” she said. I agree wholeheartedly especially, … More “I’m exactly where I’m meant to be”

hello again!

Mohi wrote me a heartwarming comment that came at just the right timing cos as weird as this sounds, I’ve been missing and thinking of writing lately and thought I’d maybe make occasional comebacks here. Which is a funny but relieving thought where blogphilic is concerned – honest talk: I meant to shutdown this space … More hello again!

“Something was and wasn’t there between us, something went on and went away.”

Came across an excerpt of this poem and decided to look up the full version; wow, my heart – plummeted upon first read. ‘First Love’ is beautiful in a way that all great poems tend to be – simultaneously vulnerable, enchanting, and heartbreaking. “They say the first love’s most important. That’s very romantic, but not my … More “Something was and wasn’t there between us, something went on and went away.”

“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