Night Swim

I was taught to enter a swimming pool the same way I was taught to enter places of worship; with my right foot first. I dipped my right foot in and walked towards V. He was already in, his foot at ledge of where the waters were shallow. He was hesitant. It was too cold. […]

Therapy.

“Do you know why you’re here?” A click of a pen followed suit, the tip readied itself above the pages of a worn-out leather-skinned journal. Her voice was deep and calm, probably achieved by years of training and practicing to aid in her profession. “I want to get better.” I’ve lost count how many times […]

Give it up

One day, suddenly I decided to choose you as someone dear to my heart. It’s my fault by choosing you. I invest everything that I can. I give u everything that I’m able to. I invest too much emotion in this. I put too much efforts. Finally, I guess u realize my efforts and u […]

Snapshots

Mother Her mother is crying in the driver’s seat. She had asked for wrapping paper for her books, which her mother forgets amidst everything else and now her mother is angry at them both. My mother is so very human and I am such a child, she thinks. She is seven years old, and she […]

Hantaran 15k

Aku dah jumpa dengan keluarga bakal isteri aku (hopefully). It went well. Si bapaknya macam biasalah, perangai bapak-bapak, bergurau bapak-bapak. Emaknya pun tak banyak cakap, tapi sentiasa senyum sepanjang perjumpaan seperti seronok anak perempuannya sudah jumpa kekasih hati untuk diikat sehingga mati. Perbincangan itu tak disertai adik beradik yang lain, cuma aku, si dia dan […]

What happened yesterday.

Yesterday was shitty. I woke up with no phone, no money, no ID. Yes, someone broke into my house. He/She took my phone where I put it beside my pillow on the bed while I was sound asleep. My wallet that has my ID, Bank Cards, Student Card, License, and RM200 cash and also my […]

The Girl Who Cried Wolf

Disclaimer: The story is NOT based on personal experience. The journey towards healing is like a dance Just like the rhythms, One moment your move is fast, upbeat and confident. Just like the rhythms, It is butterflies and rainbows. But the music isn’t always lively. Sometimes you have to slow down, feel the music and […]

Dear, child me.

Dear, the child me, By the age of six, Your personality is a happy kid, You talkative and tend to play dead and detective. It is so rare for you to be sad, You will also start asking your father to pet a stray cat. By the age of seven, Your personality is the rebellion. […]

How To Not Care Anymore

I used to care about everything. Literally everything. And that’s why people love me so much – because I care. I ask a lot , and often, about other people. ‘How’s work?’ ‘Oh that’s terrible, how it happened?’ ‘What do you think about it?’ I grew up in everyone’s problem. I became somewhat a solution […]

The herbs.

Ahh man, this feel so good. Have you ever lie on your bed, the bed that you’ll sleep on everyday but this time it’s magically comfy. The weather is great with the shine from the sun. Wait, I guess that’s why people call it sunshine, because it’s the shine from the sun! Ah-ha new things […]

:/

………………. ” I’ll be there soon , see you in 5 ? ” a notification pops up as I wait anxiously for the arrival of someone I haven’t seen for the past 3 years at a local coffee shop in downtown Sapporo . The scent of freshly brewed coffee usually calms me down but this […]

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