[Maybe listen to Wikan's wonderful playlist while you're here.] "So, after a semester, did you feel like you've grown, Afu?" Was a question from my good/amazing Bangladeshi-American friend that caught me off-guard during our small-group dinner a couple weeks ago. My instinct—which I followed—was to answer yes. But when he continued with, "In what ways?", I had to think it through. Indeed, when… Continue reading A Breakdown of Winter
As per tradition, this morning I woke up and spent the day thinking about how the past 12 months had treated me and what I feel about it. One key realization is that I hadn't been writing as much as I used to—not here, at least—and the thought upset me. Have I transferred from the left side… Continue reading Why I Hadn’t Been Writing Through 2015
Being 22, you couldn't help but realize that the world doesn’t revolve around you anymore—in fact, it never did. You do, however, continue to gravitate towards certain people: those who make you feel home, and those who give you the courage to leave it; to fight for your dreams. Some of these individuals might just happen… Continue reading People of the Year (2014)
If you happen to be one of Conundrum's earliest readers, chances are that you have read my summaries of 2011 and 2012 already. I did them mainly because I over-enjoyed retrospective contemplation—not to mention the functionality aspect of it: these posts really help me look at the bigger picture of who I really am, and feel… Continue reading Words of the Year (2013)
Confession: 1) I still feel as if this post was made just about yesterday in the very corner of my room. Apparently, another set of 365 days has passed???and 2) I would lie to say that I don't enjoy the process of reading through my agenda while lea...