Lynn Speaks: Mid-year contemplation

It all started like this. I was waiting for me sotong noodles tapao for dinner. While waiting, I was on my phone as usual, browsing nonsense I probably won’t remember half and hour later (I was right, by the way). And that it hit me full on the face: what am I doing with my life? It’s a very weird place to think about this and a very weird timing. Nothing spectacular happened to me; it was just…

Lynn Speaks: The definition of a hero

I first saw the Vanity Far cover without knowing who the cover girl was. I remember saying to myself: ‘Wow, that’s new!’, until I saw the name at the bottom: Caitlyn Jenner. Holy shit! To be honest, I’ve never been fascinated enough with the Kardashians to care deeply about this. The Kardashians equates a media circus to me. Entertainment at it’s lowest. No one, I thought, will be stupid or crazy enough to go through being a transgender…

Lynn speak: Why did people do what they do

“When you don’t fit in, you become superhuman. You can feel everyone else’s eyes on you, stuck like Velcro. You can hear a whisper about you from a mile away. You can disappear, even when it looks like you’re still standing right there. You can scream, and nobody hears a sound. You become the mutant who fell into the vat of acid, the Joker who can’t remove his mask, the bionic man who’s missing all his limbs and…

Lynn speaks: A letter to my boyfriend, J.

Hi! I know you probably won’t read this, not anytime soon at least. But something has been weighing on my mind for a while now. I want to go solo travelling.  People have tried and tested this. Girls, apparently. It really isn’t as dangerous as it sounds. I know you’re worried for me. I really appreciate it, but I have to learn to do this on my own. This is my ultimate testament. If I can do this,…

Lynn speaks: World without borders.

As this persecuted minority cannot find a small piece of land to continue their lives, the world is actually so vast that if the world lived with the population density of New York City, the state of Texas would be enough to fit the entire seven billion of the human population in it.In the same way, water resources are more than enough for all of us and with just over half the daily average outflow of the Pacific…

Travel Cheats: Cheap airfare!

Normally in trips, airfares represent a massive chunk in a budget, followed by accommodation and food. What if I tell you that there are some ways that can (maybe) help you save some money? #1 Look for airfare tickets online using incognito tabEver felt excited looking at airfare price that is dirt-cheap, only to return to the website to find it increased? Airlines increases the price if you are looking at the same flights multiple times.For example, by…

Lynn speaks: The idea of travelling

There are some people I know that gets all enthusiastic when confronted with the notion of travelling. They get excited, they look forward to the vacation, hell, they even enjoyed the vacation. BUT they didn’t plan the vacation.Some people love travelling. Some people merely love the idea of travelling. Loving travelling to me means that you love the whole package, not only the beautiful part of it. It’s like planning a wedding. You can dream of the perfect…

Escapades: Broga Hill

Destination: Broga Hill, Semenyih Date: 3 May 2015, Sunday Total time spent on Broga: 4 hours Photography Gear: Honor 6 Phone camera (9mp) Difficulty: Easy for casual-to-seasoned hikers; Difficult for rookies. I have a confession to make. I’m wasn’t very excited about this trip. For one, I was incredibly unfit. I couldn’t even go up a small slope in my college without panting like a dehydrated dog. That’s how unfit I am. So I was quite worried if I would…

Travel plans 2016: Bangkok Part 1

It’s probably weird why 2016 is higher in my list than 2015. This is because…. I’ll GRADUATE NEXT YEAR JUNE!!!!! Yay! *throws confetti all around* It means that I’m free to travel around until whatever I’ve decided to do turns up. Still not certain what I want to do after graduation. Maybe teach? Or pursue my Masters degree? Travel writing..? It’s weird that I feel more resolved to travel rather than to figure out my future path. Prioritize,…