How Far Have We Really Come?!

Sunday night, I sat between two foreigners watching “First They Killed My Father”, a movie about Cambodia’s darkest day in modern history. It kinda is a strange feeling of guilt to be sitting in a movie theatre and experiencing the hell on earth I know my mother and brother went through. This seems so surreal. …

No Country for Women

There was an instance when I knew that this place is fucked up beyond words to describe. And this US election result reinstates my thoughts. This is not even a safe place for women to have an opinion let alone walking around alone at night. This is not a safe place for women where a high…

The Danger of Social Conformity

Maybe I’ve been attending too many weddings this month and been getting too many “when is your turn?” questions, the thought of “settling down” and what “success” mean to me starts to trigger my mind. (*I quotemark there as I don’t agree with the definition of settling down meaning marriage or success meaning rating of…

What it feels like to be demotivated when you work as a motivator

So I walked into my office feeling the worst I could possibly feel as a human being. It’s one of those days when you feel so exhausted physically and worst of all emotionally. I have been dealing with loads of horse-craps lately. I’ve felt like maybe I’m almost hitting the bottom. Have you ever plunged…

To Live in a Culture of Misogyny

My phone rang and on the caller ID screen there it showed “Mother”. It has been more than several weeks that I haven’t seen her or talked to her much due to my exam priority. I was disconnected and unplugged from everyone. When I answered the call, “Hi mom, I miss you. I’m sorry for not…

Dear Mr. Perfect (for Me)

I know you’re somewhere out there. But I do not know for sure if I’ll ever meet you or if we can spend the rest of our life together. No matter what, you’re always in my heart and my dream. Even if I end up with the wrong guy. But if you are reading this,…

This Is How I’ll Date You

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
Taylor Aikins I’ll date you because I choose to. I will desire you with every dawn and I will desire you with every dusk. I will date you because you make me laugh, because despite your flaws and your temperaments, my heart feels safe within your hands. I will date…

To Feel “Blue Like Jazz”

“Before I want to be unique. Now I just want to fit in and be normal again.” My head is numbed with all the thoughts and doubts stirred up by the book. Blue Like Jazz teaches me to let myself be loved and to love others around me. My heart ached tremendously when I read that…

5 Important Lessons I learnt From Involving in Community Work

Lesson #1: Just like an old [lame] love quote: “Love is just around the corner”, learning opportunities are to be found at every corner of life. Never ask to be given opportunity. Seek it. Just observe the world with eyes wide open and make the best out of everything. Lesson #2: Reflect back on your attitude. Don’t go off…

Your Expectation Vs Society’s Expectation of You

I can tell you that living up to your own expectation is much easier and fulfilling than living up to others’. You only have one expectation for yourself when others have hundreds. And at the end of the day, you want to be happy, but not to please everybody. Society should stop encouraging people to expect…

A Few Reasons Why Guys Like Girls

This is not my original work. I think I have taken it from Chicken Soup for the Soul long time ago (I’m not too sure if this is the right source. Pardon me for that!) Just find it interesting and want to share. The way they always smell good, even if it’s just shampoo The…

Siem Reap, A Peaceful Little Town

When you are asked to describe your beloved country, it is really hard to pinpoint just how awesome your country is. As I sat down on a tiny rocking boat that would swift me to the middle an open-wided tonle sap rive, I let my feelings sink so deep and lost with the wideness of…