The One About Love, Relationships & All That Jazz

I try to not talk about this topic, mainly because I do not want to partake in the already prevalent discussions online & offline on this thing called love (and partly because my opinion may be an unpopular one). But I guess it's inevitable, no matter how meticulously I've tried to skirt around it. So here's my two cents... … Continue reading The One About Love, Relationships & All That Jazz

My Mom Told Me to Never Take My Crown Away

A friend once asked me, "So Humairah, what's your hijab story?" Almost every Muslim woman I know who dons the hijab would have their personal 'hijab story', which is basically a turning point in their lives which made them decide to don the headscarf for the first time, an obligation we Muslim women need to fulfill in obeying God. So I told her … Continue reading My Mom Told Me to Never Take My Crown Away

Singapore Writers Festival 2016

It's that time of the year again when my weekends and days are book-ed at the Singapore Writers Festival! The theme this year? Sayang - an untranslatable Malay word capturing pragmatically both love and loss in a single expression. I missed out on some interesting programmes due to many overlapping schedules. Nonetheless, here are the notable panels I managed to catch: Story … Continue reading Singapore Writers Festival 2016