My Adele Concert Experience – March 5, 2017

It was a day when heat, all factors considered, did not produce that usual Brisbane humidity. Thank God for a breezy afternoon that walking outside did not much involve worrying about sun damage. It was also a day of Adele’s 25 concert held at the Gabba stadium. On my way to the venue, I had…

What I learned about Yoga in four weeks so far…

One day, I got bored and decided to finally do what I’ve always wanted to try. Yoga. There’s always been something about yoga that mystifies me. The peace, coordination, balance, strength, and flexibility that yogis have are beyond my thought process. Every time I look at them, I see radiance, peace amid humanly impossible body…

I was so desperate that, in the name of Love, I tolerated.

I have been to countless dates — other times, hookups. These concepts are not foreign to me but they are, in some way, alienating at the same time. The objectification in online dating apps reveals much of fake imagery and straightforward indecency. Coming from a Christian background, It sure was not easy to warm around something that…

Oh Love! you’re so complicated.

I was about 12 the first time I thought I fell in love. He lived 4 blocks away from Granny’s two-storey dwelling. At first, I couldn’t quite figure out why on every average day, I yearn to see him, be with him, play with him, bump into him, and see him smile. I could go…

When I Found Out He Got MARRIED

*written January 6, 2016. It was a year ago today when I found out he got married. He married someone. He actually married a “GIRL!” (this is surprising to me as it is to our common friends) After quite a long period of time since the last time I unfollowed him on instagram, finally I…

Social Media (Shaming and Hating): An Advice

Reading social media posts and articles shaming other people really gets me. I mean, come on people! No one has the right to throw insults and hypocrisy out on the wind to prove a point. The world is supposed to be diverse, meaning there are inevitable differences in race, culture, religion, gender, background – and…

Book Review: How To Be Parisian * wherever you are

Authors: Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and Sophie Mas  This is my ultimate Parisian living guide. It is not a secret to all of my friends, and to the ones who know me, that Paris, more than any city in the world, is where my entirety belongs to. And this book have helped…

The Victim

I’ve been a victim, Blinded by untruthful love, Fooled by the feelings unseen Deceived by hurtful schemes. This feeling could not be contained. In sight of the moon, my loneliness deepened. I was losing it… I was losing my sanity as I persisted to hold on. The pain in me only grew deeper, As deep…

The Big Bad Monster: Cancer

There are a number of reasons why the previous year needed to be celebrated instead of pushed aside. For in that year, I have accomplished things that I only imagined three years ago. I have completed my university degree. It was a year that, although extra hard work and patience was necessary, I was able…

A Start of Something

originally written: December 30, 2016 posted first on Medium 2016 is nearing its end, but i can’t tell whether it had passed swiftly or had been a slow and dragging day-to-day walk. I can tell you though that most of my resolutions have not been fulfilled. The pragmatics stopped creating an endless list of resolutions,…