Intimidating life and how to cope with it

It is sometimes difficult for us to go with the flow and accept things as they are. No one asks for the pain or trails. I never asked for any of that, yet I found myself standing amid massive, unrelenting waves; waves that threatened to consume me and abandon my corpse on the shore. What helped, though? Self-discovery, I would say. Things get worse when we find ourselves at the mercy of others. Hence, self-discovery is crucial.

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller


In today's blog post, I'd like to talk about Madeline Miller's Circe, which is a retelling of one of Greece's most renowned poems, Odyssey. I haven't had the chance to delve into Odyssey in the past, but it seems fascinating, and I shall be reading it soon. Miller's contemporary retelling was not an easy book to read.

How I combat depression


I found myself amid trouble when I started complaining about how I generally felt. None of my family members took it seriously because Asian families do not consider depression as an issue. You'll notice multiple people from all walks of life going through the same problem. 

Ramadan 2020

The smile of my mother that crinkled her eyes
The chatter of my siblings that filled the void in my chest
The rotation of dishes on a small yet lively table
The inescapable bickering over that last bit of fried food
The tears that wouldn't stop rolling during those long sacred nights
That's how we spent the month of blessings.
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