Once a year, there will at least be one short period of my life where I will experience a total lost of focus. A blurry direction that even a bullet journal couldn’t save. A vision so unclear that I was to remain standing at the spot that I am. What was assumed to be clear dreams became so unsure, for reasons no one knows. So I … Continue reading Readjust. Refocus.
One of my closest friend got married yesterday. And after writing a short heartfelt post, I’ve come to realise that I don’t have any photos from our early uni days that I can post with it. In fact, most of my uni photos are gone, stuck in an irretrievable digital form in my old Acer laptop. When my Acer laptop busted months after I got … Continue reading To The Trashbin
Recently, a bookish friend shared an article from Sinar Harian, written to critique the market of local publication. As I read, I have several comments in regards to this article, but I shall continue this article in full Bahasa Melayu so my points would appear less cocky (you know what I mean). Ulasan Artikel Sinar Harian Menurut pengarang artikel, Apa yang kita hadapi pada hari ini adalah imej … Continue reading Is Your ‘Dunia Buku’ The Same As My ‘Dunia Buku’?
A/N: I apologise that this post will be more personal than my other posts, which were directed more towards shaping the community into mindful citizens and all that boo. Although my favourite things about Kina Grannis are her boyshort pixie hair (and lowkey, her Japanese heritage), the impact she had on my musical journey is something very powerful and impactful in moulding the kind of songwriter I … Continue reading How Kina Grannis Became An Integral Part Of My Musical Journey
There is a trend, today. Perhaps, a fast-growing concept in which youth had used to justify their rejection of the our education system. In Manglish, it sounds like this, “haiyoh, study that subject also what for! Later where got use when working one! Think I got time to calculate this angle that angle kah when I want to go down the stairs or what?” There … Continue reading Why I Am Always On The Hunt for New Knowledge
“After long conversations like these, I feel smarter. And smart is always a good feeling,” I said, as I placed my teh tarik kurang manis back onto the table in front of me. Everything was splashed with hues of orange and yellow spilled by bright filaments in a little musical eatery owned by Haji Noh. I was, after a long period of dullness and losing … Continue reading ‘Smart’ Is A Good Feeling
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto My rating: 5 of 5 stars Kitchen and it’s complementary novella Moonlight Shadow has a certain Makoto Shinkai vibe on it. If you’re a fan of Makoto Shinkai’s works, you’d understand the melancholy and romance in Yoshimoto’s works as well. ‘In the uncertain ebb and the flow of time and emotions, much of one’s life history is etched in the senses. … Continue reading Of ‘Kitchen’ by Banana Yoshimoto