When Jacarandas Bloom

my most vulnerable piece. * Even the city lights flashed in slow motion in Brisbane, the sleepiest metropolitan of the nation. Everyone was connected to each other with two degrees of separation in between; the slow lights were mostly out before midnight.  But there were places even quieter – my street, Amelia. Spring had befallen the jacarandas on full bloom, lining the…

emotional maturity

When I was asked, ‘Ramisa, what exactly even is emotional maturity?’ I should have linked to this video below. School of Life, as always, combines digestible wisdom with practical application. Seriously, use this video for everything: assessing yourself, assessing others, assessing this on a social level.

I sincerely wish you will have the experience of thinking up a new idea, planning it, organizing it, and following it to completion, and then having it be magnificently successful. I also hope you’ll go through the same process and have some-thing “bomb-out.” I wish you could know how it feels “to run” with all…

hijab & judgment

When I first started wearing the hijab (partway, front exposed, but still identifiably Muslim), a woman had approached me about the Eid prayers at a city bus-stop. The woman had approached me, smiled widely, asking about the debates regarding the moon-sighting for that year. This was the first time I was approached as visibly Muslim…

on being gen z

‘I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.’ Because even amidst being on the brink of irreversible climate destruction, consistent economic instability, and constant anxieties, we still hope for a better tomorrow.

Uniquely! Blessed! – Law School Friendship Edition

One of my first friends in law school recently got a position as a paralegal at a civil law firm – an established one! – and I’m so happy for her. My heart is actually singing. We still have a Facebook group chat called ‘The Legal Squad’ created in 2016 – the nostalgic vibes are…

EXILE

BON IVER ASTOUDS ME AGAIN WITH HIS INCREDIBLE RANGE. I AM IN LOVE WITH ‘FOR EMMA’; ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC ALBUMS OF THE CENTURY FOR THE INDIE FOLK LISTENERS. TAYLOR IS MORE OF HIT-OR-MISS WITH ME, BUT THIS IS A HIT. I HAVE THIS COLLABORATION ON REPEAT. I read this comment that said: ‘Bon…

Thirteen Reasons Why the Concept is Ill-Conceived

**Trigger warning: this post contains repeated and constant mention of suicide in different forms and methods. Please, please don’t read this if this may cause you any distress. It also contains spoilers for the series/book, but this is a post discouraging audiences from engaging with it in the first place. In eighth grade, I read…

Reclaiming productivity

When I started a venture of full-time law school and part-time work, volunteering, work experience, my schedule was something that went from one day to the next. Most of the work was administrative; the sheer amount of admin work to sort out my schedules, apply for new jobs, respond to emails… made me almost tire…

I accepted the scholarship!

In my last post, I spoke about a scholarship opportunity to undertake a new and innovative graduate certificate. Excited to announce that I have accepted and the offer is confirmed! You are looking at the latest starry-eyed student of QUT’s Graduate Certificate of Future Legal Technologies. Received an academic merit scholarship to the value of…

To Masters?

The strangest email came into my inbox this fine morning: an invitation by my university offering a 100% full-fee scholarship for one of their legal technology certificates, based upon my academic merit for my Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree upon graduating. It sounded like an excellent opportunity, so I accepted the terms and conditions if…

I am so inspired by this video. As for what I fantasise about: Writing again (fictional, non-fictional defence pieces, researching) Exercising regularly (a regular fitness or walking schedule)