The Tudung Traveller Academy

A veteran teacher once told me as we parted at the airport: “Teach with your heart. Do it with lots of love. You’re educating souls who are seeking light. All souls seek love and light.” You see, I’m a teacher. I’m a great teacher. I try my best to make an impact on my kids’ –…

It’s okay to log off from the hate.

I’m aware of the news going around on Facebook and I know some of you may be triggered. If you are, and need the time and space to be offline, please do. I’m keeping away from FB myself. Reach out to the people around you. You don’t have to go through the darkness alone. The…

World Mental Health Day 2017

“It was so painful. I was so scared. I can’t believe you have it multiple times!” I helped a dear friend through her first panic attack recently. I assured her that she wasn’t alone, that I was present, that she wasn’t dying, and that it will pass. It eventually did pass for her, after she…

You look too put together.

Someone made a remark to me a while ago: You look too put together to have a panic disorder. I get a panic attack and I look like a mess. I’d shifted around guiltily and said that my social media feed doesn’t feature how I look when it hits because I cannot possibly take a…

What is Eid?

I’ve been asked many time before, “So, why do you have two Eids/Hari Rayas? Is there a difference between the two?” There is! Hari Raya, which loosely translated from Malay means Day of Celebration (also can be said to be Eid, which is an Arabic word for ‘celebration’ too) is celebrated twice a year. One…