Azlina ALI

About Azlina ALI

Veteran journalist, wife, mother, with an ever burning passion to write and tell stories. Then throw in a dose of healthy diet and an active lifestyle, Azlina is a force to be reckon with. She's a lean, mean storytelling machine.

Gunung Ledang: My Maiden Hike To The Summit

I have always wanted to hike, fancying myself a tiny bit of the adventurous sort. Knowing that hiking could indeed elevate my sense of adventure, I had always wanted to make that move. Somehow opportunity had not quite presented itself. Continue reading Gunung Ledang: My Maiden Hike To The Summit

Why I Got On To Break In My Running Shoes

There once was a time when joggers and runners were relatively uncommon sightings on the streets in my neighbourhood. Then one day, the COVID-19 pandemic reached our shores and changed our world as we knew it. Our lifestyles followed suit. Continue reading Why I Got On To Break In My Running Shoes

The Blessed Nature Of Kashmir (Part 2 of 2)

In the 14th century, the Sufi poet, Amir Khusrau alluded Kashmir to paradise on earth. There appears in the records of Emperor Jahangir that he too held this observation in the 17th century. Through the hundreds of years that followed, Continue reading The Blessed Nature Of Kashmir (Part 2 of 2)

The Journey Through War-Torn Kashmir (Part 1 Of 2)

Jammu and Kashmir is India’s northernmost state, bordering Pakistan and China’s Tibetan Plateau. In 1947, India’s independence gave rise to a territorial dispute between India, Pakistan and China. This extended wrangling over land rights escalated into three wars between India Continue reading The Journey Through War-Torn Kashmir (Part 1 Of 2)

That Perfect 20/20 Vision… Or The Lack Thereof

As I inched towards the year 2020, the world seemed to have slowly faded away. By the end of 2019, my vision had literally deteriorated to a blur. I could not even view the world through rose tinted glasses; in fact Continue reading That Perfect 20/20 Vision… Or The Lack Thereof

Social Distancing Y’all: Nowhere Else To Run

Running in the park has become a luxury since Malaysia's Movement Control Order to contain the Covid-19 pandemic

Surely by now the meaning of social distancing does not warrant a lengthy explanation. Its global understanding, a given; its implementation, universal. Therefore to contain the spread of COVID-19, a Movement Control Order (MCO) was decreed. For Malaysia, this meant Continue reading Social Distancing Y’all: Nowhere Else To Run

The Gorgeous Hike To Mystical Bhrigu Lake

The mystical Bhrigu Lake sits on India’s Pir Panjal Range in Himachal Pradesh. It’s a three-day hike which takes you through lush grasslands and alpine meadows strewn with wildflowers, amidst breathtaking views of the mountains; the beauty, alive during the Continue reading The Gorgeous Hike To Mystical Bhrigu Lake