Trip to the United States: Part 2. history /ˈhɪst(ə)ri/

"the whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing."     The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), September 2019. Photos by Emilie F. Yaakaar. All Rights Reserved © 2019

Trip to the United States: Part 1. ‘A People’s Journey’ & Exceeded Expectations

As I walked without hurrying, it dawned on me I hadn’t felt that serene in a long time. Trying to soak up the moment, I breathed deeply, pausing my mind and contemplating my surroundings. Next to me, a squirrel ran across the grass towards a tall leafy tree, ultimately disguising itself with the brownness of… Continue reading Trip to the United States: Part 1. ‘A People’s Journey’ & Exceeded Expectations

Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part. 5 Opening a New Chapter in My Life

When I applied to study BA International Development at university, it was purely out of genuine interest. Profession-wise, I had no idea what I wanted to be or where I wanted to work after finishing the degree, other than do something in the non-profit sector. It wasn't till my second year of university that I… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part. 5 Opening a New Chapter in My Life

Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 3. Artist Is Not Just a Professional Title

It is tough for me to consider myself an artist, even if I do artistic work on my free time. As much as I'm supportive of people who pursue full-time artistic careers, either through higher education or employment, I know that could never be me. Thus, I don't want to appropriate the title. Now, why… Continue reading Waaw Open Residency in Ndar: Part 3. Artist Is Not Just a Professional Title

GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU: Part 2. Cultural Intelligence, Welcome Party, Group Day Out and Heritage Centres

Welcome to the second part of my blog series “GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU”! If you haven’t read part one, you can find it here: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/07/09/gem-trailblazer-summer-in-singapores-ntu-part-1-preparation-flight-orientation-and-city-tour/. In this post I will talk about the start of my short academic course, the Summer Bonanza organised by the university as a welcome party, a group trip to… Continue reading GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU: Part 2. Cultural Intelligence, Welcome Party, Group Day Out and Heritage Centres