Free High Resolution Stock Photos — An Invaluable Resource

An extremely short post, as these images evidently speak for themselves. Discovered on this lovely blog, I am astounded by the sheer quality in Upsplash‘s photography collection offers. Their license? All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes,…

Small Talk [100 WORD STORY]

This week’s challenge is based on this intriguing picture. I’m unsure how to interpret the piece, but a definite sense of loneliness in this orderly city exists. What the characters are communicating are, to me, ambiguous –but their ambitions and emotions feel explicit. It’s rather curious, too, in a simple way; what are these figures…

Behind the Mirror [PHOTO CHALLENGE]

  This marks my first ever attempt at the Weekly Photo Challenge. With a new charger for my iPod, it’s finally functioning, leading to a whole world of photos and inspiration to capture. With the theme of adventure, I don’t think of the conventional –rock-climbing, sky-diving, searching for treasure in a lost maze– but rather,…

Goodbye Moon [FLASH FICTION]

Sometimes a single word can ignite your imagination. I was extremely inspired by Emma’s amazing post, where the prompt was a simple (yet powerful) word: moon. The night is such a beautiful place to be, with the simplicity of darkness, away from the busy rush of daytime. Be dynamic during the daylight hours before returning to…

rain [a small collection of haikus]

I jumped at the opportunity to participate in my school’s magazine, and I offered to write haikus (which is something I don’t normally write). It’s a wonderful challenge, though, and definitely something to broaden my literary skills. Also, I never realised just how many syllables I use until they’re limited. 

Simply Sunday (#1)

Today is my first ever “Simply Sunday” post –a weekly meme held by the fabulous Chihara over at BOOKS FOR A DELICATE ETERNITY. Basically, it’s where you post a quote from anything –song, book, TV show– and write a blog-post about it. A lovely, simple idea to express a blogger’s ideas and viewpoints, don’t you…

Goodbye September, Hello October

This wonderful GIF is one of the many on Tumblr. I absolutely love flowers, so it made my entire day. 🙂 The month of September has been a pleasant one, filled with school holidays, anime marathons and a lot of studying (but for subjects I absolutely adored). Also, all my exams are over, and I…

How I Found Inspiration for My Novel, The City Is Silent

This post is dedicated to missbluereader, who left lovely, encouraging words on my book, The City Is Silent, and was wondering where I found the inspiration from. And the truth is, although I can’t pinpoint every aspect of the novel itself, I have a general idea of where it started. But I should probably mention that inspiration…

Goodbye August, Hello September

Inspired by Emma’s post over at Books Forget Me Knot, I an trying a “reflection” on the month of August. It has been a rather busy month, with all my exams, my dad’s birthday, zero time leftover for writing/reading, etc. However, I quite liked the month. I think. (Honestly, I don’t quite remember much about…

Undiscovered Musicians: Lindsey Stirling

Lately, I haven’t been blogging. And I confess, I wasn’t planning to either. Schoolwork, writing, commuting: it’s not exactly a time-consuming lifestyle, but my mind has little space for anything else but resting. But upon hearing a song on Pandora, and watching a series of videos, I fell in love with this artist. She is…

Someone Who Fascinates Me and Why

The good traits of human beings fascinate me. Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Einstein, Mother Theresa –they’re all legendary, inspiring and fascinating people. All in their respective fields and morals/values, they accomplished great things to be known as historical “heroes.” Everything about the good traits in people fascinates me. But if I had to…