The Assumptions

He touches my heart So close, so familiar, so warm So familiar The bloom is always the best The days that follow Increased by distance His grip loosens The cold takes over Even the warmest breeze freezes Then next comes pretence A way to not hurt and be hurt All that is already played out […]

Knowing someone…

Knowing someone before you hear too much about the person from another can make so much difference when it’s the other way around. Of course the former is always better as you do not have any preconception (personality, character, status, wealth, occupation, ties, connections, materials) of the person from another’s eyes, you know the person’s […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Write me a postcard

To you my dearest, We have yet met But with hope that we would one day So we could stare into each other’s eyes for the first time talking about what was and what had been talking about what is and what will be talking about you and me So we could see each other’s […]

Just Smile

My hands, Like the white, Empty. My heart, Like the stars, Scattered. 5AM, Sweating and feeling cold at the same time. Thoughts, Drifting away in the middle of a conversation. Eyes, Not really seeing what’s in front. Ears, Not hearing what is heard. I’m listening to songs, That has all the wrong words. I’m trying […]