The Unromantic Romantic

i’m not a romantic. there, i’ve said it. i’ve never dreamt of a perfect wedding, crystal laced dresses, 10-tiered cakes in a dreamlike setting. i never believed in ‘the end’s and happy ever afters; only unwritten sequels to every final chapter. never liked princesses who needed saving from some prince, i never liked the idea … Continue reading The Unromantic Romantic

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INFJ, Actually

If you have no clue what INFJ is, it's a personality type (heard of the Myers-Briggs test?) According to their statistics, it is an uncommon type, although I'm not too sure how rare it is because I can list about 5 other INFJs I personally know off the top of my head (then again, maybe … Continue reading INFJ, Actually

The Symbol of the “Modern” Muslim Women

For a long while, I was struggling to understand the phenomenon of the turban hijab. I can somewhat understand its gain in popularity - fashion icons, celebrities, companies repackaging the 'traditional Muslim headgear' into something that's more 'modern', digestible and acceptable to the masses, but I cannot understand the prevalence of it in terms of it … Continue reading The Symbol of the “Modern” Muslim Women

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

I picked this book after listening to the podcast on World Book Club where Mohsin Hamid answers readers' questions with regards to the story. The Reluctant Fundamentalist tells about the story of Changez, a Pakistani man with a degree from Princeton and now works at a valuation firm for a decent salary. He falls in love … Continue reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green

If you are a fan of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Room, you'll love this too. Meet Budo, an imaginary friend of Max. They are the best of friends. Max is diagnosed with the Asperger's Syndrome. Budo has always been a fiercely protective friend who has helped Max overcome bullies in school. Budo is … Continue reading Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Green