Why you should not end your life

Nowadays, it happens with almost everyone. We think that we're in the most miserable situation and we just want our pain to end. There's nothing wrong with wanting something like that, but do you really think that you don't have any other choice except giving up on your life? This is a small message for … Continue reading Why you should not end your life

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Your Dreams Vs. Unsupportive Asian Parents: Finding Your Way

Mabel Kwong

We all have passions and dreams, which our parents might not always agree with. In a stereotypical Asian family, artistic and creative dreams tend to be frowned upon, and we might have second thoughts about chasing them.

Writing is something I love. Seven year old me rushed home after school and wrote fictional adventure stories in my bedroom, and loved writing essays for English classes. These days after work, I write for this blog and work on my first book. But for as long as I can remember, my Chinese-Malaysian parents have never been keen on me spending time writing.

Sometimes the road to our dreams is a hard one. Kurt Hugo Schneider & Sam Tsui, 2016 | Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow. Sometimes the road to our dreams is a hard one. Kurt Hugo Schneider & Sam Tsui, 2016 | Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow.

One can say Asian parents are harsh and narrow-minded when they rather their kids pursue one dream over the other. Others might say Asian parents are simply…

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Exam

Sickening reality

The time,when even staring at the dry
wall becomes interesting.
But you notice a lonely ant carrying the bread’s remainings.

The time, when mom pressurises to study
But all you can think of is about that special ‘somebody’

The time, when you’ve gotta memorise your answers
But oh dear lord! This all seems like bonkers!

The time, when you’re supposed to pull up your socks
But hey look, you’re reading this poem and at the door the exam knocks!
-EssBee

P.S:I have my exams from the 4th of April and here I am, writing poems. 😂😅

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Exams

Well, it's been a while since I posted because I was too busy preparing for exams. Just like other students, I started studying about a month or two before exams. That's right! But that's common isn't it? Everybody starts preparing for exams at the last minute, right? Ever thought why this happens? Newton's revised law … Continue reading Exams