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Lost On A Long Bus Ride

When I was a young girl, I’d catch moments of mom getting lost in her own thoughts. Sometimes while she drank her coffee or methodically ate her dinner, her eyebrows would scrunch up to form a little hill between her eyes. I could see the gears turning in her head; she drifts off into the distance.

Is It Weird To Go To A Music Festival Alone?

Throw your insecurities out the window.  It is not weird to go to a gig, or a concert, or a music festival alone. 

why i return to Malaysia

Why I Chose To Return To Malaysia When I Had My Dream Life Overseas

Dear Malaysia,

Can you believe that after seven months since my return to you, people are still asking me why I came back? Just last week at breakfast an auntie asked me “Why don’t you continue working there? Malaysia economy and politic is so bad now, stay in New Zealand better.”

The Penknife Story

Dad told mom I was crying like a baby when it happened. He was right, I was bawling like the biggest 23-year-old baby in the world. 

Every Morning I Dance With My Grandma

Every morning while I get ready for work, I would see my Ah Ma sitting in the rattan chair at our front porch, enjoying the early morning wind. Her eyes stare blankly at the moving traffic; her mind replaying the days of her youth.

Meet Mermaid Mei Mei, She’s On A Mission

I’m a “real” mermaid. I swim, I dive, I twirl and jive. A lot of you asked me what this whole mermaid-ing thing is about, this is the story of my fishy business.

A Syrian Once Told Me

Don’t you want to go home for good? I asked.

I Buried A Bird Today

I buried a dead bird today.

She must have fallen from the sky.