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.

Clara: Confessions Of An Inquisitive Student (Part 7 Of 10)

Previously, we shared about Alice Wansa’s architecture school journey. Today, we let Clara Lee share her own reflections. Clara is the second child out of seven children in her family. She hails from Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Coming from such a Continue reading Clara: Confessions Of An Inquisitive Student (Part 7 Of 10)

Alice: Adversities Of An International Student (Part 6 Of 10)

When reading or hearing stories of one’s self-discovery, it is always interesting to see that some of these stories are similar in how they start. When the plot comes in, each of these stories create their own climax and conclusion. Continue reading Alice: Adversities Of An International Student (Part 6 Of 10)

Jia Xin: Perseverance And Architecture (Part 5 Of 10)

Previously, we dwelt on the creative mind of Lieng Kam Wong and her experience in architecture school. Today, my guest of honour is, Chee Jia Xin, a girl who hails from Johor, Malaysia. Just like Kam, Salehah, Natasya and myself, Continue reading Jia Xin: Perseverance And Architecture (Part 5 Of 10)

Kam: Imagination To Reality In Architecture (Part 4 Of 10)

Previously, I introduced Salehah from Penang, who shared her views, experiences and struggles during her four years of architecture studies. Today, my featured guest is a girl who hails from Brunei. Like me, she also pursued her architectural studies at Continue reading Kam: Imagination To Reality In Architecture (Part 4 Of 10)

Salehah: Self-Discovery Through Architecture (Part 3 Of 10)

The path of architecture is much more than just learning how to draw and design. Architecture is a path of trials that make you question your abilities, sanity and worth. Previously, Natasya Jasmin shared her story on her architecture journey Continue reading Salehah: Self-Discovery Through Architecture (Part 3 Of 10)

Ooi Kee Tzuen: Diving Into The Deep End

It’s not every day you get to hear about the story of how one becomes successful directly from the horse’s mouth. The stories of their achievements and successes are often hidden behind the positive words, such as becoming a millionaire Continue reading Ooi Kee Tzuen: Diving Into The Deep End

Natasya Jasmin: Blindfolded In Architecture (Part 2 Of 10)

Continuing from the Architecture or Archi-torture series, the next nine parts of the story will look at the different perspectives of the life of architecture students. The story will consist of reflections and thoughts from nine creative, passionate and unique Continue reading Natasya Jasmin: Blindfolded In Architecture (Part 2 Of 10)

Record Label: The Catalyst To One’s Music Dream (Part 1 Of 2)

One dream can spark the dream of others. The story of a music record label for others might seem a bit uninteresting. We always hear inspirational stories from musicians and artistes, but what about the ones who took them in Continue reading Record Label: The Catalyst To One’s Music Dream (Part 1 Of 2)

Architecture Or Archi-torture? (Part 1 Of 10)

One of the hardest university majors to pursue is architecture. From an outsider’s perspective, one might not see the weight and pressure architecture students are carrying. Because every design or drawing comes with a price of sleepless nights and constant Continue reading Architecture Or Archi-torture? (Part 1 Of 10)

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)