I was nervous. Pacing my way back and forth inside the video store while waiting for the clock to strike 11. "I have never done this," I shake my head and mutter to myself. Only the night before, I spent the night talking to a stranger until four in the morning, and now I'm waiting … Continue reading Interlude #4 – Look for the extraordinary
The opportunities that brought our paths together seem to be a random one. I first met Hanani when I was on a work trip to Nanning and she was one of the speakers at the conference we both attended. Both of us work with data and trying to find out the patterns for which both … Continue reading Hanani
"I grew up in a religious family", Jacqueline began our conversation as we drove into Kuala Lumpur city. It was our first time meeting each other. A month before, Jacqueline had said, "I think we're going to have a lot to talk with each other!", commenting the post that I wrote in the same group that we belong … Continue reading Jacqueline
I am not an atheist. a·the·ist [ey-thee-ist] noun: a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings. Origin: 1565–75; < Greek áthe ( os ) godless + -ist I believe in god. Perhaps no longer in a way any organised beliefs would expect me to, but I believe in something … Continue reading Interlude #3 – I am not an atheist
"So, you have to talk to my colleague" A friend of mine said excitedly when he read my first article. "She's exactly like you. She moved from Philippines to Italy to work in fashion. She's Gen Y, and she's religious. You would have a lot to talk about together" It took me a couple of … Continue reading Maureen
Even though I may not have realised it earlier, I think I gave up on religion a long time ago. There is something about assigning truth to a certain belief and implying such belief as above others which I don't agree with. Over time, I had learned faith is all-inclusively a personal, irrational, and at … Continue reading Interlude #2 – Do you believe in god?
We were sitting on the banks of Tahan river, at the outset of the National Parks when the morning breeze caught my breath and I sneezed. "God bless you!" The voice came from my right side. I turned and I saw a Chinese girl with cropped hair smiling brightly to me. I froze. "Your god, … Continue reading Evelyn