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A writing for my brother

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My brother, Adib and I used to be really close when we were both still kids. He was my first brother and my first friend. He’s the reason I am called Along (that’s an endearment term in Malay for the eldest sibling). And we would make the duo that is Along and Adib, daughter and son of Ashari and Anidah. Only three years apart,¬†Along and Adib would do almost everything together. Like building Lego homes, […]

The warm up: My coming of age story

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3 years ago, at a coffee house somewhere in Kuala Lumpur, I was reading the letter my favourite rapper, J Cole wrote to commemorate the fifth anniversary of his second mixtape, The Warm Up. I couldn’t remember when I heard the mixtape last. I’ve moved on to enjoying his more recent releases (Born Sinner, his second full-length album was released a year before the letter was penned and it was my jam for months); and […]