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 The time I got more than I bargained for at the Malaysian border…
Everytime I appear in anything for Bruhaha Comedy I'm still left wondering how on earth this happened! And why on earth does my voice sound like that?!
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 Trying Not to Cry at the Poetry Slam.
So I went to Singapore on a school trip... which sounds weird in itself cos when I was at school we were lucky if we went to Bill Quay Farm. It was accompanying students who were participating in Model United Nations, which again is not something us comp school kids did - or any type … Continue reading You’re her, aren’t you?
Despite actually being English, I’ve finally come to the realisation, after many blank stares and “can you repeat that please?”s that English is in fact my second language. My first is Geordie. My first experience of this was when I bounded like a Labrador puppy into see all the young people I was going to … Continue reading Can She Speak English?
This morning I was out walking - I'd love to say running but the only thing I'm running for in this heat is an ice cream van - cursing myself yet again that the only person I had to blame for this was myself. In a moment of "yay I'm gonna get fit" bullsh*t, I … Continue reading Virtual Jungle ‘Running’
Hiya! How's it going? Welcome to my blog. I had better introduce myself better I... So my name is Aylssa... no that's not how you pronounce it. But that's ok - I don't hold it against you for saying my name wrong in your head - it's not Alyssa (Ah - liss - ah), its … Continue reading Well hello there *waves*