Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms) by Cambridge Dictionary

By Kate Woodford This post is from Dictionary Blog by Cambridge Dictionary A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want ...

A dream like no other.

The day started as any other day, the sound of my alarm bell, the smell of dad’s cooking, the sun rising from its slumber. I wanted to continue the dream I had the night before, where I was fighting some unknown force in a battle of attrition, but my younger sister had other ideas. She ...

Time

In the world we live in today, time is an important aspect to our lives. It is so important to the point that people nowadays are finding numerous ‘life-hacks’ just to shave off a few seconds. Why is time considered so important? Is it because it can be exchanged with money, can it be used ...

Writing Made me Alive

I spoke aloud, I spoke with an aim, I spoke and spoke, but all stayed the same, My voice was not heard, some called it lame, My voice won’t be heard, it was far from my aim.

A Stranger, A Minute Later

Being right here, I remember, Seemed familiar, this corner, Why was it so, I wonder, Was then, it made me ponder.

An Unexpected Visitor

It was an unusual morning, the weather was incongruously perfect, the skies were too clear, some white and fluffy clouds were happily roving in front  of the otherwise blaring sun and its unbearable heat. The temperature was just right, at least by Malaysian standards.

Thank you James…

When I opened my eyes, all I could see was a dimly lit peach-coloured ceiling. The aroma of a freshly brewed Nescafe filled the air. For some reason, I could not move either my left nor my left leg. Despite knowing something was seriously wrong, I even tried to stand in the vain hope that I would suddenly be ...

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“What’s next?”-SPM graduates

It is that time of the year again, where thousands of students, after a month of celebration regardless of whether they had earned it or not, now ask , “ok, now what?” Previously, parents would make

Prison Visit ©

By Ariv Chelvam As published by Reader’s Digest’s for the 100 Word Story Competition 2016 Abandoned and disowned, through rain and shine,

Journey to forgiveness

Stormy gloomy day, in a corner I lay, thinking of what to say, thoughts were nothing but grey.