Let’s talk about sex, baby

(But not really, it’s about gender but hey, I got you to read it, didn’t I?) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hello again everyone,

I apologize about being out of touch for the past couple of weeks, it’s been crazy busy out hereย between preparing for my upcoming trip and living it up. While I’m pumped about the start of my trip tomorrow, I have been wanting to address a topic that close to heart.

Rape culture – gender discrimination – whatever you want to call it.

I’m here to talk about the way Malaysian culture perpetuates it. I know this topic is insanely controversial to bring up, hence, such a delay in posting but I think it’s important to discuss. Asian culture has always perpetuated a mindset of patriarchal dominance in a household and in society, generally. In today’s day and age, it’s created an ugly society that evokes a huge divide between men and women in Malaysia. I find it so unfortunate because I believe men and women are equally capable of doing anything they choose to do.

For today, I will only be using myself as an example here as to not create too much generalizing and controversy. Continue reading

E.T., Phone Home?

Today has been a pretty nostalgic day for me. *insert some obscure acoustic music here* (haha)

I’ve spent the past hour or so going through old pictures of friends, family and loved ones lost and I’m reminded of the love I have for the people in my life. The same people I’m not willing to risk losing because to me, it would be a devastating loss. I think everyone has those types of people in their lives that they wouldn’t trade for anything whether they’re still in touch or not. There are people in my life that I haven’t spoken to in years that I would be there forย in a heartbeat, if they asked me to. My freshman college roommate, my childhood best friend that moved away…ย you name it. Continue reading

One month later…

*WARNING: long post ahead*

Hey everyone,

It’s your girl, Leena, back here again. I thought it was time to keep you guys all updated on everything that has been happening in my life for the past few weeks. Well first things first, I’m home. *hint hint nudge nudge* If you’re home and we haven’t met up yet, let’s make this happen ASAP. โค You know I love you! Continue reading