Well that was weird 3: How I ended up on a dot in the middle of the Pacific…

I always had ambitions to travel. I remember being young and my parents (while they were still together) taking us to places while they tried to get visas for Australia. Aged 11, I remember my mam talking about nurses who'd emigrated to Saudi Arabia who earned a fortune working for people who had gold taps … Continue reading Well that was weird 3: How I ended up on a dot in the middle of the Pacific…

Well That Was Weird: 2. The time I got more than I bargained for at the Malaysian border…

Kuala Lurah is an interesting place. It's like the Asian version of the wild west. In Brunei it is illegal to gamble. To buy alcohol. To sell cigarettes 1km from a school. From where I live it is a 40 minute drive to the Malaysian border; to Kuala Lurah. The nearest town after the border … Continue reading Well That Was Weird: 2. The time I got more than I bargained for at the Malaysian border…

Why Am I Doing This To Myself: 2. The Poetry Slam, January 2018.

I can feel my breathing getting shallower and quicker. I’m nervous. I never get nervous. Six teachers, well five teachers and me – the only female – are sat on stage in front of maybe 200 students and staff… well maybe 100 but the lecture theatre seems full. No one comes with a banner for … Continue reading Why Am I Doing This To Myself: 2. The Poetry Slam, January 2018.