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You can’t take things at face value on social media

You know what’s ironic? People’s behaviour on social media and in real life.

I’m a regular user of social media such as Instagram and Facebook and yes I do follow some celebrities here and there, in particular Muslim / ‘modest’ fashion bloggers whom I’ve grown to resonate with over the years because of the shared faith.

For some inevitable reason, these platforms have really evolved to become some sort of a space for open reflection. Everyone wants to post their opinion about what they think about this person’s post, whether they think it’s right or wrong, how that person could do better, how that person is either setting a good or bad example.

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A head full of darkness

Depression comes in many forms and varies in degree. Some are very serious, need to be clinically treated while others are mild, possibly not even noticed. But it doesn’t mean that it’s not there.

The latter best describes how I would diagnose myself if had to diagnose myself for depression. I don’t have it. But sometimes, some days, it feels like I do.

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10 books that have stayed with me

In the spirit of sharing our favourite books, here’s mine.

Great to see our new Education minister start a small yet meaningful initiative that will hopefully trickle down and inspire others. I’m particularly thankful that I come from a family who loves to read. May we all become voracious readers #MalaysiaMembaca

Top 10 books that have changed my life and whose message has stayed with me:

1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
– I learned that if you want something to happen, the world will conspire with you to achieve it.

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