The Short History of Instant Noodles.

WHENEVER it was raining outside, my mind always went to instant noodles. A bowl of steaming comfort topped with egg and fried shallots, drenched in my favourite savoury soup. When I was a little girl, this meant Chicken Curry or Special Chicken flavour. Of course, later on, instant noodle brands came up with all kinds of flavours you could ever imagined. But, as always, nothing…

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How We Say Goodbye When Summer Ends

Our retrouvailles marked the end of summer in your city. The city I came to love despite its constant windy chills and random rain showers: in summer. We remembered the couch—with plush pillows and soft blankets thrown carelessly over its surface; something that reminded us of the chaotic beauty of a studio of an artist. We spent so many times snuggling there;…

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On Learning How to Love My Body.

“Have you lost some weight?”  Recently, this was the first thing people said to me–especially if they haven’t seen me for quite a while. Then the follow-up questions soon ensue: Are you on a diet? What have you been doing, are you exercising a lot? Are you a vegetarian now? The fact is, I did lose…

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How To Love.

Love by knowing that everything is temporary. Love by knowing that it will not last forever. Love by knowing that it could be the first and the last, the best and the worst, the only one or another one. Love by knowing that nothing is permanent. Love by knowing that this moment can make and break the rest….

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A Gift of Being.

Even if our only prayer is gratitude, maybe it’s enough. Even if our only ablution is acceptance, maybe it’s enough. Even if our only service is being compassionate, maybe it’s enough. Even if our only invocation is words of blessings, maybe it’s enough. Even if our only offering is non-judgement, maybe it’s enough. Even if…

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay.

: : dedicated to t. a. n. You don’t need to offer anyone an apology for not being okay. You don’t need anyone’s permission for showing, owning, and honouring your feelings, no matter how far-from-okay those feelings actually are. PHOTO: I LOVE GRAIN via PHOTOPIN (LICENSE) Don’t ever feel guilty for not being able to fake a smile when everyone’s dancing…

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