I have finally moved to http://www.marcellapurnama.com! So pack your bags and move along with me!
Let’s play a game. Name the famous people you adore, they can be alive or dead, and they can’t be someone that you know in personal basis (friends, family, mentor, or colleagues). How many do you have?
This is the story of how I died. This is the story of how I was resurrected after walking out of the sacred gate of every-student’s-nightmare. This is the story of my second-last exam I have ever had to take.
Single Woman? You need to settle with the right guy, at the right time.
MELD columnist and ex-gamer Marcella Purnama shares her thoughts on why video games might actually be making you a better person.
Unprintable boarding pass, hectic security screening, super long queue in immigration, getting your name broadcasted to sprint to the departure gate, and headaches, lots of it. What’s your worst nightmare at airport?
After two and a half years of uni, I have finally decided what I want to be. I want to be a writer.
IT’S funny just how heartless we can be when our hearts are broken. Marcella Purnama reflects on the pain of being a rebound and feeling like a distraction until someone better comes along.
This is a guest post by a friend of mine of the opposite sex, Eddie Mnt. After reading my article on Do you believe in platonic relationship?, Eddie decided to share his perspective on the matter. Check it out, it’s a beautiful read (and totally worth the time). Platonic relationships: The concept or idea that …
Every time we international students walk into a tutorial, we instinctively walk to the table that has other international students. When we hang out, we usually hang out with international students. But why does this segregation happen?
I hate studying in a place that is dedicated for studying. Do you?
I have always thought that those people who are on TV live in a different world than ours. I have always thought reality TV shows as the bridge between these worlds.
During this time of the year, we are always reminded to appreciate and honour our mothers, to buy some flowers on the way home, or to give her some chocolates. So what would it be like, a world without mothers?
These are the days from my past – the bits and pieces that complete my life puzzle. It’s written, to taste life twice.
The most profound lesson that any writer should be learning is to read. But not only to read, good writer needs to read from a writer’s eyes. And it’s hard.
Read the published version on Meld Magazine. WHY is it so hard to tell a friend the person they like doesn’t like them back? Marcella Purnama weighs up whether being a good friend means lying to save feelings or telling the truth and breaking hearts. A friend calls you out of the blue and says he’s …
Blogging was an accidental thing that I stumbled upon and love, and a passion that I’ve nurtured for over two years. There are some highs and lows, but it’s been wonderful journey nonetheless. Here are my top five lessons that I’ve learned from blogging.
Writing one article about pursuing excellence doesn’t make you pursue excellence straightaway. Even writing an article about pursuing excellence the second time doesn’t remind you straightaway to keep pursuing excellence after you receive yet another distressing mark.
You speak Glee? I know you know this infamous quote already. You don’t speak Glee? It’s okay, I know you know this prognosis already.
It was Friday, 9am. I was a first year student, in the first week of my first semester. I held the university map and studied it like the Bible, and brought four different subject guides to every class. So what could possibly be a worse way to enter your first tutorial? Oh yeah, being the only Asian in the room.