Immortals

I’ve stopped aging in an era

that calls home to my soul 

bid farewell to ephemera

for i would not grow old

I have outlived many days 

and witnessed generations 

constructed by inheritance

of family businesses 

and traditions Continue reading Immortals

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Monthly Musings: Malaysia’s Independence

Prompt: What Does Malaysia Mean to You?

I’m an international student but Malaysia has always been home to me. Whenever I go back to Indonesia, I feel more like a guest than a citizen. When I think of Malaysia, I think rich culture, amazing food, and timeless history. I think of a merge between the old and the young, and passionate cities that don’t die. I think of the green rainforests with iridescent rivers, and the cool sounds of nature. I think of the overlapping languages and dialects, and cultures that have joined as one. I think of a beautiful country I’ve yet to dig deep into.

-Anonymous Continue reading Monthly Musings: Malaysia’s Independence

14 Writers, 1 Prompt: What’s Your Definition of Family?

My father cuts fruits for us every day, without fail. At 9pm we munch on slices of pear and watch Japanese news because it’s the only channel worth watching anymore. The cat ignores me yet again to lie down in front of the TV. Sometimes my mother makes a disparaging comment about Japanese fashion being weird, but that’s fine. It’s still fun to watch.

This is what family is to me, I guess. An uncomfortably hot evening spent in silence again and again. No grand gestures, just plain old routine. That’s what families are built on, anyway. A routine that repeats and repeats and before you know it, a quiet love is forged. Continue reading 14 Writers, 1 Prompt: What’s Your Definition of Family?