My 3-month friend, becoming a nun

She is so pretty, so young and has a loud and contagious laughter. Not to forget her smile. Today is her last day at work, tomorrow she is going off to Bentong, Pahang, to be a nun. Only 27 years old, an architect graduate, she is going to give up everything – her parents and […]

Bus 206: Ezelina

Before getting off the bus, she shouted to me her name. “Ezelina”. I wasn’t sure if I heard it correctly but it sounded like that. She was a sweet and curious native Sabahan. Being in Penang for the first time, probably also her first place in the whole of Peninsula, she saw everything here in […]

A letter to myself

So I’ve finally watched Before Midnight, there is this last part where Jesse tried to make up with Celine after a huge argument at the hotel. They were at a cafe. Jesse took a piece of serviette from the table and pretended to read from the imaginary words on it. He told her that he […]

Bus 206: He smiled and I blushed

“Hi, is anyone sitting there?” I asked. He looked up from his phone, then he smiled. He removed his backpack so I could take the seat by the window. I realised that my ears were heating up. “How could I be that easy!” I thought to myself. He’s a Caucasian. He has short curly brown […]

Bus 11: The 80-year-old salesman

It was already dark, around 7.30pm. We had just escaped from the terrible traffic jam. The road was still wet from the rain. The bus driver stop outside Lam Wah Ee Hospital, just before the last stop, which is also my stop. He went to take a toilet break and asked us to wait for […]

Bus 206: Her smile

She smiled to me, and I smiled back. The bus started moving again. I noticed that she had these really pretty Birkenstock sandals, they had flowery patterns, our conversation started from there. Her name was Vanessa and she was from the mainland of Penang. She asked for my age and was really shocked by my […]