The whole nine yards or bust

Azmyl Yunor

No country is perfect. One must always reflect and contextualise one’s own predicament to find that match for there’s truth when one says the grass is always greener. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 22, 2021.

AS a university student in the rather “ulu” city of Perth in the late 1990s, I had to find meaning wherever it may appear.

I arrived in the city in the winter of 1996. Winter in Australia is in the middle of the year, by the way – and the prospect of being independent in a foreign country (although Perth shares the same time zone as Malaysia – the only Western first world country to have that honour) for the next few years was both exciting and terrifying at the same time.

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