Why I write

I am grateful for the power of love and magic writing holds. Writing is about getting up, getting well, and getting over. While I may not be a writer in its truest sense, I write because it fills me with hope and is the light that guides me home. A journal in your drawer or the draft of a novel waiting to be published or quick notes on your phone or maybe letters to a stranger…don’t ever stop. Every little note, haiku or post I have written over the years, came together as this unusual yet vivid mosaic wall. A wall of rage, joy, hormones, heartbreak, fear, anxiety, friendship, love and so much more. A wall with clusters of colours ― blacks and blues with bits of golden yellow cutting through and dots of green in between. A wall of my story and my journey, when looked at in isolation were ceramic shards but when put together made a beautiful mosaic wall of memories…of life.

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Twenty-four and a half wishes

The year went by in the blink of an eye. In the midst of two trying semesters, balancing work and trying to live it up as a twenty-something in this city of coffee and art, I find myself feeling optimistic again. Footpaths are covered in colourful petals from springtime, and the wind is warm. The skies are bright at nighttime, and the birds wake you up with their cheerful sing-song.

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misfits

maybe we are round pegs in square holes
with minds and dreams beyond our years
so breathe you, breathe to the rhythm of your soul
live not to be liked, live to remember
your stories aren’t for the rubble
they’re for the world, to be told

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Ocean grace

Breathe, the ocean whispered.

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A Cinderella Story

In between the ‘once upon a time’ and ‘they lived happily ever after‘ is the story of the girl and her struggle.

What’s your story?

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Give thanks

Often we forget to value the good that comes to us because we take it for granted. Sure, come this time of the year everyone brings out their turkeys and cameras and celebrates thanksgiving. We finally count our blessings, only to get back to the vicious circle of never-ending woes. Why not celebrate thanksgiving every day of our lives?

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Chasing life

“I’ve had far too many turning points in my life, even for this age. Was it destiny? Maybe. On occasion did I push myself into a corner? Yes.” We chase this vicious circle of life, wanting a good education, career, life partner, family and finally, the perfect retirement plan. In the midst of chasing these dreams and…

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Love, Laugh & Live

We all have dreams. Big ones built on small ones. Yes, tomorrow is where the mountain top lies but today is where the journey is. In the hope of a better tomorrow, we ignore what we have in the present. We set aside what we could do now, as an excuse for what we should do in the future. But what if this costs you having a tomorrow at all?

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