Khaing Su Wai
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A dwarf parading around to be human and a living experiment on third culture identity.

(Un)finding myself

My mother possesses the most beautiful black curls I have seen. The closest I have seen it replicated anywhere then was in the Greek mythology book I own – I saw it vaguely in the grainy pictures of M…

The Art of Resolutions

Disclaimer: the first half of this piece is a work of satire and is meant to be taken with many generous pinches of salt. Any acute resemblance to any person in real llife is not only completely coinc…

Reclaiming Back the Hols

I admit: I’m a self-confessed Grinch. Christmas brings out the cranky side of me, the pessimistic side which is cynical about everyone and everything. It only takes the mentioning of “Christmas Wonder…

The Millennial Trap

You wake up, you go about your routine, you finish everything you have to do, you’re on top of your game, you get 8 hours of sleep—But yet, yet, there’s still something missing. You don’t feel fulfill…

A Mess of Places

“I saw your name and thought you were local!” My latest addiction, to my bank balance’s immense displeasure, has been the tag-team of Grab and Uber which has not only made me steadily poorer but also …

Nature over Nurture

They say humans are creatures of habit but the same elusive they also claim that change is the only permanence. Human beings are constantly in a flux – our emotions, our habits and our state of being …

Not By Any Definition

“When senseless acts of tragedy remind us / That nothing here is promised, not one day.” In the wake of a tragedy (or even resistance), we learn a few things. We learn that hate remains within some of…

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