Category: Personal

Then what?

I have been away for a few days to travel to attend a friend’s convocation — of which he kindly asked me to accompany him — which also lead me to think of two things with my impending thesis submission myself (I have submitted a notice of submission which basically means I have given my […]

No more self-erasing

I have been having body aches for the longest time, and judging from how long I often sit working in front of the computer, I guess it has to do with some muscle tension in my shoulder and arms area. I haven’t gone for a massage for the longest time as well so I called […]

Concerto for philodendron and pothos

It’s official. On top of my infamous role as a cat lady, I am also a plant lady. After various unpleasant experience with having succulents (they never lived!) and literally looking online using the keywords “indoor plants that communicate what they want”, I decided to get not one, not two, but three pothos. My home […]

Get a plant to water often

I’m 3 years away of turning 40. Forty! What an absolute joke, I keep telling myself. I felt like my life skipped the whole 20s entirely and I turned 30 before I knew it. I remember about 10 years ago, talking about turning 38 in 2020 with a partner at the time, planning that we’d […]

An Eid prayer

Eid Mubarak to those celebrating. As some of us make way to Eid prayer in the morning, please make prayer for those in Sudan, in Palestine, those under occupation, in wars of any kind, in refugee camps, in detention centres, in places where joy & celebration are hard to come by. Think of those who […]