opinion piece

[OPINION] Embrace your memories

Close your eyes

Empty your mind

As you sink into the darkness, let the sound of your own breathing calm your jittery nerves

When you are ready, search through your memory box

And reignite the first memory that you can think of

Now tell me: What is the memory all about?

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[OPINION] What kind of a reader are you?

Those who knows me would know that I love to read.

Reading, to me, is an essential part of my life. It molded me into becoming 70% of the person I am today. It was a hobby I take pride in, so much that I used to write “I devour books” (so extreme I cannot lol) in my social profiles. Reading has lead me through so many doors of opportunities, and also helped me build a strong foundation in my writing skills.

But the more I think about it, the more I realized I am not the kind of reader I expected myself to be.

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[TRAVEL] New York City; My sanctuary

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“If you are given a one-way ticket to any place in the world, where would it be?”

New York City, New York.

Always.

I have always had this strong affinity, sort of an attachment with NYC – ever since I was a little child. It’s incredibly amazing as to how I got myself to fall head over heels in love with the city, even through reading materials, iconic photographs, TV sitcoms and movies. There are a long list of things to love about New York City, and mine does not even have an end to it.

I promised myself I would bring myself to the iconic city one day, with my own blood, sweat and tears. I was (still am) a firm believer in making my dreams come true through the outcome of my hard work, because I truly believe the sweetness of the reward is greater that way. And with Allah’s will in 2012, my wish was granted. Got accepted to a state uni, secured myself a scholarship, packed my bags and off I went, to the city of my dreams.

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