(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…

Just What Is It With Love?

It all started with a conversation. I was talking to my friend Bernard a day before the oh-it’s-that-day-again Valentine’s day. For some of my long-time companions, Bernard included, ̶…

Balance

By Aslam Shah The sun sets and darkness thrives, Without rain there won’t be a rainbow. Every death accommodates new life, Mistakes are needed for lessons to follow. The end is always a new begi…

The Silent Majority

It has been nearly two weeks since Trump took office in the White House. Within those two weeks, he has continued the overarching theme of his campaign: division. His numerous executive orders and pre…

Hero

By Aslam Shah Some heroes dont come in capes or white, In red ferraris or action movies, A hero’s life is a courageous fight, To his family lies his noble duties. He left his children and his wi…

The End of a Student Life

Growing up in Singapore, education plays a prominent role in our lives, shaping the way we live and behave. As I step on the threshold of passing into adulthood, I am set to leave behind the life of a…

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…

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