The journey started with 2 Germans, 1 American, 6 beers, and a 3AM wake-up call. Once we got on our boat, we received the news that the cruise had to divert to the dry season itinerary. “The dry season was supposed to start in September – we’re still shocked at how it’s happening now.” A three-night splendour at Central Kalimantan’s Rangun River seemed like a … Continue reading Rumah Orang(utan)
It’s been 7 months since my return to the motherland. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far (somewhat) on my own, but here’s what’s up in my second KL. Place: Dia.lo.gue Nestled a little far off from Kemang’s party scene, Dia.lo.gue is a quaint artspace + coffee house featuring art exhibitions and installations that vary from time to time. Last month’s Seek-A-Seek Graphic Design … Continue reading Tau Tak? | Tau Nggak?
Last week, I graduated. As a wave of congratulatory wishes continues, I feel nothing, despite being all smiles. My sense of relief was 11 months ago, after sitting for my last paper. Even then, it was just because I had no more ridiculous assignments to tend for and group discussions to deal with. It was never because I felt like I’m ready to go out … Continue reading Regrets: University Edition
My life as a Jakarta-born, KL-bred gal took a hard u-turn at the start of the year when I got kicked out of my home. It was due to circumstance, not by my parents, mind you. I was lost, once again. It was very weird to be sent back to your birthplace after experiencing everything elsewhere for 12 years. Jakarta is one heck of a city … Continue reading Kuala Lumpur vs Jakarta
A couple of years ago, I made a promise to myself that I would travel to a new country once a year. I’m glad I got that covered for 2016. On the way On my 5-day trip to Ho Chi Minh City, it was hard for me to not take pictures of everything. Each corner of the city had its own charm. Every nook and cranny … Continue reading Photo Diary: Ho Chi Minh, VN
“Wait, so you’re not Malaysian?” It’s a common assumption made whenever I meet new people as well as a common forgotten fact for old friends whenever we speak of Malaysian ‘benefits’. Sometimes I take the easy road and tell people that I am Malaysian because sharing my history in Malaysia is a little perplexing for some. Honestly, though, how is it so confusing? My family … Continue reading On Being Malaysianized
About a month ago, I embarked on my quest to cross off my bucket list before I change my permanent address from KL to an unknown location. While the goal was to cross off everything, the real goal was to cross off, at least, half. Safe to say that I have successfully done so, and even more! Here’s what went down: Islamic Arts Museum Ft. Syaza Nadzirah … Continue reading Crossing The Bucket List