010: How Can We Be Kinder to Ourselves in this 21st Century?

For the past few months, I thought that I was doing pretty well… I’ve somehow adjusted living away from my parents, being at peace with my issues at home and at work, and just having taken each day step-by-step; facing each bump on the road with a deep breath and a self-push forward. Though I admit, there would be these minute moments where I would … Continue reading 010: How Can We Be Kinder to Ourselves in this 21st Century?

009: What Did I Give Up for Lent?

It’s been a month since my last article but I’m back with a worthwhile realization – I’ve been accumulating what I’ve wanted to say for the past few months like a serial hoarder trying to find justification in each thing that she collects. The first quarter of 2018 has been one of the most radical few months that I’ve experienced in a while. From my … Continue reading 009: What Did I Give Up for Lent?

008: Why Did I Join a Run for Cancer Research?

I’ll be completely frank about myself. Charity has never been a natural part of my life and I would always wonder why it would be that way? I have friends from different backgrounds telling me about how their family was going to do some charity work at a shelter or they themselves would volunteer at their local government to help the needy – just because … Continue reading 008: Why Did I Join a Run for Cancer Research?

007: Where Four Days in Hong Kong (and Macau) Left Me?

Last year my parents and I spent our New Year’s celebration in Hong Kong and Macau. Months before that we looked at different destinations that we could potentially go to but ultimately stuck with the closest one we could possibly visit without a visa. While we were waiting to board the plane, my parents reminisced on their first trip to our country’s northern neighbour (…they … Continue reading 007: Where Four Days in Hong Kong (and Macau) Left Me?

006: Why Did It Take Me So Long To Talk About That Jordan Trip?

I know, it’s long overdue… My bad. Even I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I went. I could still remember riding the hilly roads of Amman, climbing the rocky steps of the Lost City of Petra, and accidentally swallowing salt from floating in the Dead Sea… It seemed like it was only yesterday that I packed my insufficient amount of winter clothes … Continue reading 006: Why Did It Take Me So Long To Talk About That Jordan Trip?

005: How Did I Fall for Barcelona in Two Days?

After my trip to Madrid, I made a stop in Barcelona before heading to Valencia. Being a ‘must’ city to go to in Spain (at least for now – don’t know what’s happening politically), I was looking forward to see what the fuss was all about… Yet, I only had 2 days to cover the basics. Day 1 5:30 A.M. It was July 14, 2017. … Continue reading 005: How Did I Fall for Barcelona in Two Days?

004: How Did I Spend My Two Days in Madrid?

Before I spent two weeks in Valencia, I stayed at the Spanish capital for a while exploring it in all its glory; from roaming around its lively barrios to breathing in its culture through eclectic food and art. Day One 8:00 A.M. My plane from Abu Dhabi landed in Madrid on the morning of July 12, 2017. Once I found my way through the airport, … Continue reading 004: How Did I Spend My Two Days in Madrid?