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327. Sojourn of Love.

I’ve just returned from a two-weeks trip around Melbourne and Tasmania, and it was such a rollercoaster ride. (More can be seen at my instagram for the time being). I was anxious about the trip, mainly because I had no idea what to expect. All my past solo travels were embarked from a position of…

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326. Post-Paris: Love and light

Post-Paris attacks, I feared for the equally irrational and vile reactions to occur to both Muslims and refugees. I read with a heavy heart the unjust statements many politicians and laypersons made, and the fear many sisters have of stepping out with their hijabs. I remember being in Manchester during the aftermath of the Woolwich…

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325. The Boarding Pass

In late May this year, I received a treat in my email inbox. I remember running to my brothers’ room and trying not to freak out (I think they’ve seen me freak out way too often this year), and my brother’s calm response: That’s great, kak. So what are you going to reply? I didn’t…

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323. Juara Turtle Project

The beginning of this year saw me struggling to adapt to a new phase of life. I’d fully relinquished my status as a student and was finally (though not very willingly) a full-fledged working adult. I was also adapting to some changes in my personal life. Many times, I questioned my decision to join the…

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322. If you’re still awake at 2am.

If you’re still awake at 2am, with his voice still ringing in your head, and his touch still stinging your skin, then know that you are not alone. Many others have treaded this path unfortunately, but many have also thriumped. When I got out of my nightmare, I didn’t think I was brave. I didn’t…

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321. Travel Talks over Teh

My dear, it’s not what they take away from you that matters. It’s what you do with what you have left. “Here I am, entirely alone and under Your mercy. Guide me as You will and protect me as only You can. I am open to whatever You have planned for me so lead me.…