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In Search of a Higher Meaning: What Do You Live For?

As young as nine years old, I had dreamt of leaving the life I was given. In my childish logic, suicide meant playing God and saying, ‘No, I don’t want this life, give me a new one.’ As I played with my lego and dolls after dinner every night, I let the thought of my […]

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The Library – 2

This is Part 2 of ‘The Library’. Read Part 1 here if you haven’t. ‘Thanks,’ I said as I stretched my arm to take the payment receipt for my overdue books. I heaved a sigh of relief. What a morning it had been. Moments ago I had stood in front of all three librarians, stunned, motionless. […]

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The Library

If you can believe it, I’ve never been in love. I’ve read about it, but I guess it’s different from really being in it, no? My bros in school tell me I need to get a girlfriend before high school is over. Kissing and having sex is fun, they tell me. It doesn’t sound that […]

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Why do people change?

I shouldn’t have felt nervous that day when she told me she was in town. But my heart beat uncontrollably when I saw her text. ‘Let’s meet up,’ she said. ‘When?’ ‘I’ll only be free tomorrow.’ ‘Where?’ ‘Where. That kopitiam we used to go.’ That kopitiam. I hadn’t been there in a long time. The […]

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People say, routines can kill.

Imagine waking up and doing the exact same thing every day for forty years. Same car, same person, same route, same destination, same problems. Just different clothes on different days; an umbrella for rainy days. Good morning. When is the meeting? Ok, sure I’ll get to it. No, it’s not my fault. I’m busy. I’ll […]

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