Category: zOthers

  • Habits 1

    A loud, continuous knock on my front door woke me up. I opened my eyes into the darkness, my mind still in a daze. Before my vision could adjust, the second series of knocking started. I looked at the clock on my bed stand. It was just shy of four a.m. Who could it be […]

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  • Has it only been 2 weeks?

    Has it only been 2 weeks?

    On a Tuesday evening 2 weeks ago, I packed everything that was important to me, drove out the parking lot of my workplace, and haven’t been back since. Some say it takes 21 days to form a habit. It’s now day 17 of Malaysia’s Movement Control Order. Not quite 21 days yet, but I can […]

  • how to be kind (to yourself)

    how to be kind (to yourself)

    First, why be kind to yourself even? Out of all the things you can be (rich, famous, cool ?), why be kind? And why be kind to yourself? The simple answer is: because you can. And the more complicated answer? Because you should. The world is such a big place, yet at times, I find […]

  • “u r stupid”

    “u r stupid”

    There are always six types of students in any classroom – the smart and popular, the pretty and popular, the social butterfly, the class clown, the average, but well-liked and then, someone like me: the stupid, strange and unpopular. At least, that’s how I felt for the first six years of school. I couldn’t spell. […]

  • the world is a giant eggshell

    I once stood in the middle of a busy street in Taipei and thought myself, look at how busy everyone is, but here I am, on a vacation. I have so many free hours and they haven’t got even a minute to spare. I was 19 or 20 then. I had so much time for […]

  • Time flies. The Best & The Worst of my 2019.

    Time flies. The Best & The Worst of my 2019.

    I don’t like to think I’m busy. But I have been quite busy in 2019. I’ve been wanting to write more fiction this year, but things took a very different turn as the year progressed. My businesses started to grow a lot faster than I anticipated. I lost my work-life balance for a little bit […]

  • my privileges and my poverty

    my privileges and my poverty

    Let’s start with my privileges. I’ve never been homeless. I’ve always had a roof over my head. When it rains particularly hard outside (like it does now in November), I think about the homeless. What will they do? Where will they find shelter? I hope they are safe. I’ve always had at least one meal […]

  • unhappy people believe:

    unhappy people believe:

    I have too many interests and too little time. When I’m doing one thing, my mind often wanders off… would it be more fun to do that other thing? But when I do give in and do that other thing, I find out it isn’t more fun after all. The grass isn’t greener on the […]

  • Everything changed after I turned 30

    Everything changed after I turned 30

    I knew things would change. But I was naive about how much. The first couple of months post 30 felt almost the same as the months before. Then, out of the blue, I felt my 20s pulled from under me. I said a final goodbye and began living as a 30 something-year-old. I was never […]