Atiqah GHAZALI

About Atiqah GHAZALI

Grew up overseas in a melting pot of global culture to expat parents, Atiqah is well read, and expresses herself best through writing, art and photography. Architect by qualification, but makes a living as an interior designer.

Third Culture Kid: Leaving Home To A New Home (Part 3 Of 3)

Third culture kids or individuals are people who grew up and were raised in a different country other than their parents’ country of nationalities. They live in a different environment during a very significant phase of their childhood years. I’m Continue reading Third Culture Kid: Leaving Home To A New Home (Part 3 Of 3)

My Expat Memories In Saudi Arabia (Part 2 Of 3)

An expatriate or expat is someone who is residing or working in a country that is other than their native country. Previously, I shared my thoughts about my home in Saudi Arabia (Saudi) and the little things that I find Continue reading My Expat Memories In Saudi Arabia (Part 2 Of 3)

Saudi Arabia: The Place I Call Home (Part 1 Of 3)

A photo of palm trees along the road of my street to my home in Saudi Arabia.

“I lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Whenever I say that, I tend to see a surprised expression on people. I guess not many would spend most of their childhood in a Middle Eastern country. But the truth is, Continue reading Saudi Arabia: The Place I Call Home (Part 1 Of 3)

Cyberbullying: The Stab Wound Of Words

Cyberbullying is on the increase as we enter into the new era of social media. The year 2020 hasn’t been so great for all of us due to COVID-19 pandemic. Being quarantined and stuck at home has everyone escape to Continue reading Cyberbullying: The Stab Wound Of Words

The Clan Jetties: Adapting To The Modern World (Part 2 Of 2)

A photo of Chew Jetty with sampan boats docking at the edge.

Previously, we discussed the idea of architecture conservation and its importance in protecting our heritage. And now, we are going to look into a UNESCO World Heritage site in Penang, Malaysia, called the Clan Jetties. The Clan Jetties, also known Continue reading The Clan Jetties: Adapting To The Modern World (Part 2 Of 2)

Architecture Conservation: Protecting Our Past (Part 1 Of 2)

Do you ever get awestruck when you see a 100-year-old building? The fact that it was built more than a century ago without any modern technology fascinates me. My curiosity grew when I was studying architecture at Taylor’s University (2015-2019). Continue reading Architecture Conservation: Protecting Our Past (Part 1 Of 2)

Cat Care: Abu’s Finally Settling In, What’s Next? (Part 2 Of 2)

Previously we described how we brought Abu into our home. And now that he’s comfortably settled in, it’s important to learn Cat Care 101. Now, I have to remember to keep Abu feeling safe, happy and healthy. This requires frequent Continue reading Cat Care: Abu’s Finally Settling In, What’s Next? (Part 2 Of 2)

Adopting A Cat For The First Time? (Part 1 Of 2)

Coming home to a furry friend to play and cuddle with is every cat lover’s dream. But playing with them and actually taking care of them are two totally different things. There are a lot of responsibilities that come with Continue reading Adopting A Cat For The First Time? (Part 1 Of 2)

Working From Home: Finding Work-Life Balance During Quarantine

The pandemic known as COVID-19 has impelled employees from non-essential businesses all over the world to work from home. In hopes to flatten the curve, Malaysians are complying with the movement control order (MCO) imposed by the government. But being Continue reading Working From Home: Finding Work-Life Balance During Quarantine

Fresh Graduate: What Goes Through Our Mind?

“Have you found work yet?” The dreaded question that gives me anxiety whenever I meet up with friends and relatives. I hide my embarrassment with a smile in hopes that they don’t ask more about that subject, “Not yet, but Continue reading Fresh Graduate: What Goes Through Our Mind?