And so here I am. Right in the thick of this moveable feast. Strange as it is, I love it all. The congested streets. The grime, the grit. Messy shopfronts, a prelude to the paraphernalia within. Shop owners coaxing unsuspecting tourists to get the best bang for their Baht. Tireless sellers carting wares balanced precariously … Continue reading Romancitycise

This is How We Broke Up

I have been struggling to write about this for a long while now. Perhaps because for a long time I wasn’t ready to share my honest thoughts. Lately though, after bouts of contemplation as Ramadan rolls around, I figured I should share my rumination on this experience with hopes of reaching out to anyone facing … Continue reading This is How We Broke Up

Tracing My Roots: From Java to Singapura

The Migration Story of My Late Grandfather, Omar Bin Shariff The edges of the sepia-toned photograph are yellowed and torn. Yet, the muted image endures over the years, resilient through different hands and changing weather - reminiscent of the subject within its tired frame. The man's left arm half-rested on the bonnet; perhaps an afterthought seconds before the click of … Continue reading Tracing My Roots: From Java to Singapura