Somebody

Someone once asked me why I named my online “brand” Nomadic Affair, and my answer used to be that I had always dreamt of travelling the world on my own, moving from place to place wherever my heart leads me. It seemed like such a nice goal to attain at that time. But, I think…

Nomadic Affair — Chapter II

I was debating for a bit, if I should be publishing this, mostly because I didn’t want to overly dramatise moving abroad, and partly because I didn’t want to jinx what could possibly by the biggest life decision I’ve made in my entire life, all 30 years of it. As I write this, less than…

Living a Quarter-Year at a Time — Lessons and Reflections

I always found movie quotes tacky and never really bothered to appreciate them — at least until I discovered a few relatable ones that seemed to speak to me in the season of life I was in; and perhaps that was the catalyst I needed. Growing up, I was a big fan of the Fast…

Not What I Signed Up For

These days, my family and I resort to visiting the ginormous Changi Jewel mall, situated next to Changi Airport, in a sad bid to revive long-lost tinges of excitement that come with travelling abroad. I also know of more friends who have started photographing planes — you get the gist; we all miss flying. You…

We Are All Astronauts

Like most people stuck indoors during the pandemic, I found myself dropping deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole that is random Youtube videos. Interestingly, vlogs about life in the International Space Station (ISS) found their way into my recommended feed. I spent the next two hours watching ISS tours by charismatic astronauts who gave…

Behind the Troubled Canopy

Tis the season of reflection. I wrote three short entries on another platform last September and October. It was written during a period of struggle, as I had to cope with losing my job, as well as other uncertainties plaguing my life at that time. Please Charge Your Device (Sep 3, 2019) “Your battery is…

Confessions of a Calloused Christian

I’ve been a Christian for 20 years now (I’m 27 this year). I grew up in a Christian household and I suppose it was only a matter of time before I took on the faith as well. Would I go so far as to call myself a true believer? I still don’t know, but allow…

Where Apologetic Faces Are A Currency

It’s that damn review. They were always punctual, but not this one. You see, it was to be my final appraisal before the company would confirm me as a permanent staff. The past sessions indicated that I had been doing well, but faint ripples were already punctuating still waters. “Sales have been terrible,” I heard…

Guilt-Free Fatigue

Hello, it’s me. After dusting the cobwebs off this musty writing space, I bring back from my adventures outside, a bag full of emotional burdens. What’s new? While I was away from my blog, I worked full-time as a copywriter for a particular brand, so I stopped writing, but I never really did, if this…

Changing of the Seasons

June 23rd, 2019 A few months ago, I never would have thought that things would unfold the way they did. In the grand scheme of life, I feel like a tiny petal drifting wherever the wind takes me, often with little or no inkling nor control over where I’d end up next. My reflection today…