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Gentle, reflective, manic.

There is a growing hesitation to liberalism in Asian countries. That makes the philosophy have a harder time rooting its ground in the region. One of the main reasons why this political ideology is being disseminated widely with so much difficulty in instilling longer-lasting impressions is because liberalism is English in nature.

Writing letters to future me and past me.

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Recently, I wrote a little something-something for, the online Malaysian platform that shares nice brunch places to go to and some other random stuff. It got published a few days ago along with a couple of other people’s letters too. You can catch and read the other letters and mine here.

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There was this guy.

He sits at the back of the lecture hall but he always made sure he was never situated at the last row. He was late enough to be coming in when class starts but early enough to be there when class ‘starts’.

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I like to think everyone has their own world, their ecosystem. Their ideas, thoughts, and inner dialogue portrayed as vibrant flora and the livelihood which grazes upon it. These conceptual spheres of mental life can vary so much from person to person and hinge on the climate, altitude, and culture they nurture theirs’ in. That means someone’s world can be the most animated rainforest while another’s can resemble the driest of desert storms.

This year was very eventful for music lovers. I also think it is a great time for casual listeners to be a little more adventurous with their music taste. There has never been a greater time for a laidback pop genre fan to get hooked to the futuristic genre of hyperpop and just banging your head to 100 gecs or asking for your favorite vocalist to scream in your ear or breathe down your neck… What?

Reflecting on the ‘dumpster fire’ year and what it means to me.

This year was a lot.

The recent news reporting has not allowed us to voice our dissatisfaction fully towards our elected representatives and their actions.

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Every government has the positive duty to ensure that peaceful protests are the country’s prominent form of the citizens’ dissenting voice. Yet, ironically no government wishes to deal with demonstrations against its policies and rule. This begs the question, which is the government’s actual priority: to give the public strong enough avenues to voice their upsets or to hold their ground in administration?

Drop a Pin on the Mood that You’re in

In my room, on the wall next to my bed, there’s a decorative corkboard. On the board, there are labels identified in different colors of mini sticky notes with different emotions written onto it. Each piece has a cluster of pins underneath it. Before the day comes to an end, I have to shrink everything that has happened on that day into a pin to a single emotion.

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I overthink.

A bit of a clickbait in the title, but I’m unapologetic as to changing it, just like how many politicians are not remorseful of the qualities they fall short in or the things they could have done better.

Over the past few months, the political climate worldwide took a big shift in power dynamics. That’s not to say that the federal power of many countries have changed as most hierarchies remain untouched. Nonetheless, a lot more individuals are expressing themselves in their attempt to put their representatives accountable to the decisions they made. For us people who believe in democracy (one vote, one value), it is truly inspiring and empowering to see people as young as me being so vocal and brave when putting their beliefs and opinions out in the open. Personally, what’s uplifting about this youth…

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