A Year of Transitions

If 2015 was the year of travel, I hereby declare 2016 as the year of transitions. Finding peace in the chaos Back in July, my mother went out for her annual executive checkup and was later hospitalised for severe anemia. What we thought would be a maximum two day hospital stay turned out to be…

Luang Prabang is my ‘Thin Place’

I sat at the back of Wat Nong Sikhounmuang, my feet tucked underneath me. The older women seated in front of me are dressed in white, with scarves draped from their left shoulder to their right hip. They came in, chattering, booklets and meditation mats in their arms. A hush falls over the temple as…

Welcome to Reality

Pick up your phone and scroll through your Instagram feed. I bet there’s one travel photo there, an OOTD snapped in front of a gorgeous landscape or some shot of food all laid out on a wooden table. There’s this friend of yours frolicking in Santorini and another surfing the waves in Baler. Everyone seems…

Follow Your Bliss

I was met with two kinds of reaction when I quit my three and a half year PR career. The first one was enthusiasm. I got this from family and friends, who for so long, had been on the receiving end of my meltdowns and breakdowns. They understood why I wanted to leave, despite moving…

Clarity in the Chaos

It’s amazing what a year can do to you. Around this time last year, I traveled to┬áHanoi for my first solo trip. I didn’t know it then but in hindsight I have that trip to thank for for this journey that I am in now.

Piece by Piece

It’s been too long. The pen feels foreign in my right hand. Pages of unlined paper sit blank before me. I don’t know if I still know how to do this. I’m not sure if I can keep this going and be any better than how I used to be. But I’ve got to try.