Something I wrote last 2 Mondays ago and safekeeping here; A thought I had this afternoon: I want so much to tell girls, young or old, dealing with insecurities and self-esteem issues that other girls are not competition. You probably already know this but how important it is to be reminded every now and then … More “Trust yourself in the process of becoming.”
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”
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!
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’m going to try writing this down to find out if I can make sense of this ache… . I have struggled to fit in my whole life to the point it now feels like a lifetime predicament. Fitting in. How I loathe these 2 words. These days I wonder if it is a psychological … More ‘fitting in’: a lifetime predicament.
Ending tonight with a fresh one – sort of. Borrowed words which resonate strongly back in November of last year… all good now – funny how little I care now, and I mean this factually – and glad these words are a keeper. “Sometimes people walk away from love because it is so beautiful that … More “May we grieve loss without personalizing it;”
Happy New Year 2018! I was asked if this blog is dead – it isn’t (I think) but I admit that I write my reflections and dailies on Facebook now, preferring to write under my name instead of a pseudonym. Grateful I was asked this though cos it reminded me that I needed to be … More “My point is: growth is a lifelong craft.”
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.”
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
Sometimes when October boy is texting me, or when he actively seeks me out after a long day, I wonder if he is lonely (and marvel at how I’m not). To be fair – perhaps I’ve forgotten, or conveniently not commit to memories of all and any lonely, bad days. But I wonder, in the most human … More in anticipation of November.