Category: Personal

August 2020

Every day I take a 1-second video using the app 1 Second Everyday to record what’s happening in my life. This is for August 2020, where I had the opportunity to work within some feminist spaces and learned how to work with care and safety, a notion I have always wanted to be involved with […]

To be chopped up in peace

This week’s illustration by the ever brilliant Bangalore-based Sonaksha Iyengar, whose work revolves around the ideas of self care, body image, gender, feminism, social justice, community care, and inclusion. Hire her for your illustration needs! This week I am thinking of the trust I am bestowed to be allowed in one of the many opportunities where I get […]

July 2020

Every day I take a 1-second video using the app 1 Second Everyday to record what’s happening in my life. This is for July 2020, where I received the Senate letter from my university, hereby making me officially a Doctor in Philosophy!

Regarding the pain of others

It was a full hospital trip day yesterday, as my mother had a health scare and was admitted for the day. The day before, I received yet another rejection from a company who initially wanted to consider my remote role, but then decided they “need to move fast” and unless I reconsider to relocate, then […]

What a feminist act

Joanne Petit-Frère, Tapestry of Braids #1 (Woven while Discovering bell hooks on YouTube), 2020 (via Something I Saw) My job interview went well yesterday, I think, and I have come to realise that I might be hired (again) because of my tweets. Apparently the CEO had been following me for quite sometime and had seen me tweeting […]

June 2020

Every day I take a 1-second video using the app 1 Second Everyday to record what’s happening in my life. This is for June 2020, where I submitted the final draft of my PhD thesis — marking the end of my doctoral journey!

Custodian of tone

(It is a jumble of personal news today, nothing smart, nothing poignant. You can skip this post if you want.) I submitted my thesis corrections today. Was glad to get that out of the way for now. In the meantime, even if I do receive the Senate letter this year, we were informed that the […]

We cut our poems out of air

Today’s post is a prompt from Suleika Jaouad’s The Isolation Journal: Reflect on the first time you became aware of race — either yours or someone else’s. What meaning did you make of it then? How has that meaning evolved? As Malaysians, or my closest circle, are trying to unlearn and doing better on disposing of our […]

Learning to ask for help

I spent today thinking and admiring people who know how to ask for help, because face it, I am the worst when it comes to asking for help. You know one of those questions during an interview session where people would sometimes ask, “What do you think is your weakness?” and I think I would […]