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Maleen Balqish

Maleen Balqish
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How I’m Cluelessness About Life After High School

During high school, I always had these illusions about my plans after I successfully throw my graduation cap to the air. Have a drivers license, go to every place that I eagerly wanted to go without having to wait for my parents’ free time to send me there, crash a party every weekend, show my identification card without fear at the ticket counter to watch R rated movies, spend most of my time with my

International

A List Of Mouth Watering Food And Beverages That Should Be In Your Lookout During Ramadan In Malaysia

Ramadan is the Holy month for Muslims around the world that promotes spiritual purification to perform religious rituals and experience the sufferings of the poor by fasting from dawn to dusk without a spoon of food and a drop of water. In Malaysia, Ramadan is associated with social and cultural activities and has become a platform to bond the community, regardless of religion and race. We handle iftar (breaking fast) events such as Iftar@KL that has

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Blessings: An Undefined Concept

This week has been a rollercoaster ride of nerve wrecking emotions. I rather unbuckle the seatbelt while my body’s upside down, getting thrown out and have my body splatted on the ground. Maybe, it is the extensive homeworks or I am quite gloomy for the festive season that is near. Nonetheless, it has thought me a few lessons that I will bear in mind forever, and I am going to explain one of it; Blessings.

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The Advantages Of Having A Small Circle Of Friends

It is not about popularity. It is not about being the talk of the town. It is not about being the center of attention to attract hypocrites to hold the position of a friend. Yes, it is true that the more, the merrier but at times it is better to keep the circle small to be more cautious on who you are trusting your ugly moments with. I don’t think that ‘clique’ is the right

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech Addressed Inequality at a New Level

Mark Zuckerberg just graduated with an honorary Doctor of Law degree from his alma mater, Harvard University, where it all began, and jokingly said, “If I get through this speech, I actually finish something at Harvard”. In his powerful speech, Zuckerberg has accurately addressed the social problems in the present society as someone who was born in the same generation as us, but his opinions on the new era inequality have been an eye opener

International

There’s a Decline in the Number of Teachers Around the World, And Here’s Why

” What would you like to be when you grow up?” “I would like to be an English teacher!” Don’t lie to me and say you’ve never had a slight ambition to become a teacher when you were small. Don’t lie to me and say that you’ve never been inspired by their charms when you were in kindergarten—their cheerfulness, their attentiveness to all your needs, their stance as the most intelligent person that you have

International

A Look at What Happens In An All-Girls Boarding School: Malaysia Edition

You’ve heard about us, you’ve seen us, you might actually know one of us. There is nothing about us that doesn’t impress you; the way we gracefully walk past through you but boldly talk and express our opinions in front of a sea of audiences in an auditorium during conventions, our neatly ironed school uniforms that finishes with three small sprays of sweet, floral perfume which also matches our attitude that we want to portray.

International

Malaysia: Is This Our Future?

I was scrolling pointlessly on Twitter when I stumbled across a link that was shared by Syed Saddiq of an article from The Edge Markets entitled Malaysia in 2050: Old, Poor and Sick? . It has topped the website’s chart for being one of the most read articles, possibly due to the curiosity of the nation and the detailed analysis that was said from an expert to another. The statistics chilled up my spines. I may or

Real Life

Pressure On Kindergartners: Let Them Learn

On a Friday morning, as I checked my notifications before proceeding with a jam packed schedule of classes for the day, my teacher sent me an article on researches that demonstrates 5 year-olds are demonstrating teacher led activities much more than play based activities, and some of them only gets a mere 15-day break at the end of the school day. It was shocking for me since I can’t remember much on what I did when

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