The Sate Man
Recently returned to my hometown, Batam, for Chinese New Year. It was a very special trip, mainly because it’s been four years since the last time I celebrated CNY with my family, but partly is because my job had pushed me to look into this island with a fresh pair of eyes… It was an eye-opener. I visited my usual favourite chow spots, only this time I am packed with questions....
I am not sure if people actually read this… But I’ve been telling myself to write everyday, no matter what. It’s not that I haven’t been writing… In fact, I have been writing way too much, catching deadlines, writing under pressure, stunned, stressed out and now staring at my keyboard a little too often. My colleague once told me not to forget the joy of writing,...
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the...– A friend on Facebook
Took a short trip back to my hometown, Batam. Now that I look back, it was quite a humbling trip. I am extremely grateful. Being at my starting point made me realized how far I’ve come. But sometimes we forget to be thankful. People somehow take luck for granted. 12 years ago, I left this small island to another island in Malaysia. When I was 17, I moved to San Francisco by myself....
Living life with a dream is like going through a journey with a destination in mind. I believe that everyone will get to where they want to be, it’s just sooner or later. The first thing you need to do is to KNOW where you want to go, destination needs to be decided. Perhaps some are more privileged, they are given bicycles, cars and helicopters. But it doesn’t really matter,...
Life is a LIVE show! You have only one take to make it perfect. There’s no take 2. Maybe once in a while, you may take black… but always remember, the camera is rolling! And you have a live audience waiting for you to shine. You are probably watching one of the worst episodes of Tris’ Life. I am planning on my next episode. It will be exciting and you will like it as much as I...
City Like a Man
I want to compare Las Vegas and San Francisco like they are two human beings. Ok, Vegas, maybe I haven’t known you for too long, but I think I know you enough. Las Vegas is like a person with great appearance but no personality. That’s why it’s nice being in Las Vegas for a while, but definitely not for long. This place is so dry, and without the lights, it will be dead. And...
Friendship Test Drive
Have you ever had a friendship test drive? How can you find out the strength of bond you have with your friend? I have a very dear friend. We have known each other for about eight years now. We thought our friendship was going strong, until today. Long story short, I finally found out my place in his heart. At the very last, you can barely see. Today, it’s proven that our bond is so weak,...
Oh San Francisco
It’s getting so close. TIME’S UP! As much as I hate to say this, but everything has to come to and end, including my stay in this beautiful city. I am not sure what’s right at this moment, I don’t know what should I fight for. I don’t know what I want. I don’t have a goal. All I know is one day I am going to have my own biography, and to do that I need to have...
Imagine if God’s a Chef, and this world is just a giant round table…. And us, are these different dishes being served on that table. All of us are of different cuisine, built around different ingredients, and cooked differently. We all taste different. Imagine how much we have to go through… right from the moment each ingredient is being produced. Harvested, butchered, and...
What makes you happy? I remember as a kid I dreamed the American dream. I was so glad I got a chance to come here for college, and from the moment I stepped onto this land… I thought, I wanna stay here forever, I wanna make a living here, and live the American dream. So here you go, four years felt like a blink of an eye. I am DONE with school! I wouldn’t say FINALLY, because I am...
What the Kids Taught Me
Long long time ago, we were all kids. And we would pray everyday to grow up faster. We don’t want to be called baby, because we think we are not. At some point of life, we want to stop growing. We are loving the kids in us. We want to stay where we are, and we are afraid of changes. When we were kids, tomorrow was just another day. Wake up, go to school, and play with friends. This...
I wanna spend sometime to talk about my father tonight. Whenever I had conversation about my dad, I always make him sounds horrible. I don’t know. He is not a good husband. He doesn’t take care of my mom, and that makes him a terrible person. But he is a great father, and that makes him a nice man. I want to be like him. My dad is a very generous man. He is smart. He might not be...
What to say?
There is something about your friend/goodfriend/bestfriend having a relationship. What can be more beautiful than two individuals falling in love? I love when that happened. The stories…ahh..all the little details about him/her. How you fell in love, how you think that person is falling in love with you too. One day, you came to me and excitedly told me you guys are together. Honestly…...
Summer Check List
It’s Summer again! But this Summer is special, because it could be my last Summer here in United States. However, there is nothing special planned…..There are two major things coming up in June that I am super excited about: MY BIRTHDAY! My freaking 21st birthday!!!! Jason’s visit! After two years, we are finally going to meet! FOR ONE DAY ONLY! So yeah….. Here is...
What friend stands for?
When I was a little girl, my Dad taught me how to become a ‘good friend.” He would bring me a whole box, wait it’s big.. it’s a whole carton of chocolate. And he asked me to give it to all my classmates. Whenever we’re on vacation, my Dad would always remind me to buy my friends souvenirs. Whenever I told him about my friend’s birthday, he would take me in a...
What it's called is what it is
I just ordered $40 worth of Indian food for delivery. You might think.. WOW that’s a lot of food! Nope… not at all. One chicken dish, with bread, and one fried rice. Here’s what I learned from this meal.. A restaurant’s name reflect what it’s best at. I ordered my food from Clay Oven. So I should have ordered everything fresh from oven, tandooooooor is the best way...
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