I have people asking me - friends & family: "What do you want to do?"
I said: "Write."
Some people would twist their faces or some would just be like 'uh huh' like their brains can't interpret the message. I mean, why writing as a job seems so unwelcome? Actually, writing is something that has no barrier, you let your feelings, thoughts & imaginations flow through your hands and into words.
When I was 5, when other girls were playing dolls, I write stuff on small papers(but sadly, I can't remember what I wrote)
When I was 9, my mum presented me a real book, and I haven't stopped reading since. My parents keep complaining that my room is a mess with all the books. Everytime we pass by any bookstore, they would try their best to avoid it by strolling into another direction. Har har.
The thing is, when it comes to writing, most people would think, 'Oh no. I don't know how to write...how do I start? How should I write?'
The truth is, you write what you feel. You start where you stop. You write like there's nothing in this world can defeat you. When you do that, you'll make it as if you are talking to people and they are listening to you - that's what I call an excellent writing.
AH. One more thing, books. Listen up, they are your friends. If you read and then you begin to fall asleep, it's because you are reading the wrong way.
When you read, imagine it in any ways. If you are reading Harry Potter, then imagine you are flying on a broom. And when you read, try and understand the meaning behind each words and sentences. Sometimes, you'll be stunned by how beautiful it can sound.
These 2 books are absolutely soulful and brilliant:
Sold For Silver by Janet Lim
A Thousand Pieces Of Gold by Adeline Yen Meh
Yeah, so my point here is writing & reading are two beautiful things that people fail to notice. I think the world would be a dull and lifeless place without them.
Sometimes when you can't paint the beauty, you write the beauty(: