Hello, 2017. 

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” I ended 2015 and started 2016 in prayer, away from home, after crying too much for something that means nothing now. It still amazes me how life gifts us with different people, experiences and lessons in a timely manner, and all that…

T-1 Day to Aceh

I’m a few hours away from my first humanitarian trip to Aceh, and I’ll be honest, I’m not quite sure what I’m feeling right now.  It’s a precious mix of anxiety, excitement, sorrow, disbelief, trepidation, and many more. The news that keep coming in about the recent attacks in Rakhine doesn’t help either. But like…

Reflections on my 26th birthday.

I turned 26 a few days ago, and it’s always a good time to reflect on how life has panned out over the year. The Rainbows for Batam Nov 2016 family planned a surprise for me with the kids, and I cannot think of a better way to start of being 26. I used to…

Rainbows for Batam 2016

Last week, during Women’s Worth Wednesday with Soul Academy, I shared how Rainbows for Batam started when I was down in the pits post-apocalyptic-breakup, back in 2013. I’d just come back from Manchester, and had followed my ex’s aunts to Batam for their orphanage visit during Ramadhan, and well, everything else is history. There have…