Weekly Writing Challenge: Fifty

It feels like life begins there. In a middle-of-nowhere city.

It was her first time seeing snow; winter was October ’till May.

She was considered black – Conservatism? Racism?

For her, origin is such an ambiguous word.


She managed to create second, third, fourth family. She simply knows where she’s from.




Super hard challenge! I hope I did OK.

Weekly Writing Challenge: Writerly Reflections

I like to think that I owe Enid Blyton for everything I know about reading, writing and books.

It all started when I was about 7 and my parents bought me some of Blyton’s Bedtime Stories collections. I read the books over and over, I still remember some of the stories until now.

When I was about 9, my mother told me how she used to read Blyton’s writing too. She then introduced me to my first Blyton’s series: Famous Five. The series were like an ecstasy for me. I could not put it down until I was finished and when I was finished, I was always craving for more.

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Weekly Writing Challenge: Threes

I recently found out about Weekly Writing Challenge and decided to accept this week’s challenge. It is about telling a story based on three photographs. I looked through the pictures that I took awhile ago and thought that this would be a great way to post them. Here are my three photographs.

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All photographs were taken in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. I went on a three-day boat trip to experience a little bit of rainforest and to see some orangutans. It was one of the biggest eye-opening trips I have ever been.

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