If you notice, there has not been any changes on this site. It went on maintenance mode because I don't want low-lifes trolling on my blog while the you-know-what article erupted in cyber space. I made a lot of people angry, and a lot of people said I was making mountains out of molehills. You know what - at the end of the day, it was my story to tell, my experience, and nobody gets to take that away from me or make me feel sorry I wrote it.
If the world wanted me to be nicer, they should have behaved better.
All that said, I just came back from a trip to Phnom Penh with Andrea who was volunteering for Riverkids, an organisation that helps Cambodian children and families in danger of child abuse and sex trafficking, both of which are massive social issues in Cambodia. It's harrowing, enlightening and humbling at the same time. Had I been born only a few hours outside Singapore, my life would be completely different and it could possibly be much alike to the girls I met and interacted with in Riverkids. Who knows.
All I know is, after having written that article for xoJane and having so many people come up to me - people who once have felt like they are the loneliest people in the world who felt ostracized because of the colour of their skin; people felt represented... people felt loved and represented and I know I can make a difference. Little ole' me can change the world in whatever little power I have and I'm not going to waste it. One day, I want to lie in my deathbed knowing that on top of the personal achievements I've had, the family and friends I've surrounded myself with, I want to know that I've helped make someone's life a little different and a little better.
I'm not perfect, I have a lot of flaws and I've made so many mistakes - but what I do with the lessons I've learnt from my mistakes now and in the future is what will make a difference. Your skin colour, your past mistakes and your bad decisions don't define you. If every person reading this blog tries and make a little difference in the world, it would be a lot of change.
Time to get on it, kids.