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Jayei Lee

Location: Seremban, Malaysia

Member Since: August 2015

Last online: December 2015

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I'm not much of a talker and usually finds solace in the comfort of my writing. Someday, I wish to make my interest into a career, but that's not very likely to happen in the context of a backward-going Malaysia. I would say I'm loud about my opinions, not on speaking terms but on my FaceBook account. I have many ideas on contemporary issues, most of which I choose to keep to myself, for fear of judgment, persecution, and prejudice from others in my social circle. As a young adult and a fresh grad who has just started making her mark on society, social network is the one important aspect I cannot simply lose.

Now the trouble comes. An acquaintance heard of my longing to write and introduced me to this website, among many others. I hesitated to join, thinking I could do it some other day. As time goes by, I find myself keeping my mouth shut more often than I should, and that frustrates me. I need an output for the ideas piling up inside my head and FaceBook is not enough. A friend I had known for years once criticised me for writing opinions others did not like, and that I should write stuff others would LIKE to read rather than what they SHOULD read, because he finds my views blunt and offensive. I responded saying that I have a wide audience on FaceBook and I cater to all of them, not just him. I have to write in more than one language too, so if he can't read a particular article, he might as well just skip that one.

He felt offended and that was the last I heard from him. It was that moment I realised ideas are very dangerous things. I needed a bigger platform now that FaceBook is unable to facilitate. A platform far away from my private life.

So, hello Booksie, please treat me well. 

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