Image Source Written by Koh Ze-Wen   this is the anomaly of thought:   foreign fingers and foreign smiles are brighter, sharper, past the anonymity of a counter romance lent by distance of a room bursting with intention paints camaraderie in manners domestic in mundane births ideas from people love from longing   a step... Continue Reading →


The True Origins of Valentine’s Day: It was NOT romantic.

Photo Credits By Chua Jia Ying   For as long as I can remember, Valentine’s Day has always been dedicated to celebrating all things love and romance related. While February 14th is perpetually sad and lonely for me personally, it turns out that rather than the sweet holiday that we know of today, Valentine’s Day... Continue Reading →

Letter to Myself // 2018

Written by Natasha Effendy   Dear me,   Let’s face it. 2017 was half-crappy. You went through so much crap: social paranoia, strong insecurities/second-thinking, emotionally turbulent mood swings, moments when you hated yourself, when you thought it was futile, when you got hurt in every way, when you thought you weren’t good enough etc. You... Continue Reading →


Image Source Written By Fajar Binti Benjamin   I know what you’re thinking, “what does this single chick know about romance?”. Well, just because I don’t have a boyfriend, doesn’t mean I don’t know what I want from one. It just means that I’m used to paying for everything by myself and therefore, know how... Continue Reading →

Things We Love (and Hate) About Chinese New Year

Photo credits By Faith Ling Hsern Zhen Chinese New Year is just around the corner! Chinese New Year is one of my favourite celebrations (after Christmas, of course). And living in Selangor, where it’s populated by around 1,499,400 (Source: Malaysian Department of Statistics, 2015) people of Chinese ethnicity, it’s no challenge to–almost literally–paint the town... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Calligrapher’s Daughter

 Written by Shuvern Yeoh   The Calligrapher’s Daughter Author: Eugenia Kim Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2009 “Without having to confine my dreams to the destiny outlined in one’s name and the expectations bestowed during one’s naming, I was left free to embrace the natural turns of my character and to determine my own future, drawing from the... Continue Reading →

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