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

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A Letter to My Fifteen-Year Old Self

Dear you, I know there are days when you doubt yourself. Days when you wished you were prettier, smarter, funnier. When you're exhausted from everyone's expectations. Listen: you are enough. Shut out your doubts. Learn to build your confidence and quieten them down. You are the most intelligent, beautiful, hilarious, never-to-be-repeated person the world will … Continue reading A Letter to My Fifteen-Year Old Self

High Performance Ramadhan by Productive Muslim

It's that time of the year again - the month of forgiveness and mercy, where the gates of heaven are wide open and the gates of hell are locked shut, where the Qur'an was sent down for all humanity, fasting was prescribed, where rewards for every act of ibadaah is multiplied, suhoor, iftar gatherings, taraweeh, early nights... … Continue reading High Performance Ramadhan by Productive Muslim

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters to a Young Poet is officially one of my favourite reads. It is, as the self-explanatory title suggests, an array of letters to an aspiring poet named Mr Kappus. Relatable, wise, contemplative reflections and advices are aplenty. I'll share the few which resonates with me and list my own thoughts under each, so I can go back to them … Continue reading Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke