Author Archives: Hana Kamaruddin

About Hana Kamaruddin

Mommy, journalist, copywriter, cook and running enthusiast.

Totto-chan – The Little Girl at the Window

I first read this book in January 2010 and I remembered how amused I was by it. It was light, entertaining and mostly heart-warming. Today, I revisited it. It was one of those times where I just took one look … Continue reading

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Do you hear them when they cry? – Winner of the 3-Month January 2011 In-class Sports & Specialist Blog Competition

I was expecting to be bored and disinterested when I stepped into our Sports & Specialist Blog class. It was in April 2011, and the weather in London was its normal cold, wet and gray. I, too, was cold and tired … Continue reading

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Interracial Relationships… what do you think?

by Hana Kamaruddin, Simisola Adebosin and Natale Cassano Love is blind, love has no color, love lies in the heart, all you need is love..etc etc .. I can go on and on! In reality, are those words really true? … Continue reading

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Do you hear them when they cry? – Part 2

Note: Names have been changed to protect the identity of the interviewees.  It is dark, cold and stifling in the fishing boat. Thida shifts his seating position to relieve the pressure on his behind from sitting with no adequate back … Continue reading

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Top British Stars raise £8,000 for charity

Top British stars gathered to raise £8,000 for a writing and human rights charity network, earlier this month, at the Kilburn Tricycle Theatre. Sir Ben Kingsley, Dame Harriet Walter, Bill Patterson and Mathew Macfayden were among the celebrities to read … Continue reading

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My Favourite Malaysian – Dr. Jemilah Mahmood

I’ve always had a romantic viewpoint of humanitarian workers who voluntarily offer their help in war-torn countries. Black and white scenes of them kneeling down to a child offering food or medicine almost always come to my mind and I … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: The Boat That Guy Built

Britain as we know today is far from what it was in the 19th century according to Guy Martin in his latest TV programme The Boat That Guy Built. “Everything was coming out of Britain,” he says, “iron bridges, steam … Continue reading

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English PEN Presidency Handover

Dame Harriet Walter, Bill Paterson, Mathew Macfayden and Ben Kinsgley are set to join an evening to mark the handover of the English PEN Presidency at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn High Road on 6 March 2011. The event entitled Inspirations … Continue reading

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A Life in the Day of: Fadli Halim

This work was written as part of my tutorial assignment in reference to The Times’ A Life in The Day Of feature. You can read some of them from The Times online archive here and here. A Life in the … Continue reading

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Do you hear them when they cry?

I was required to write a 500-word feature story for one of my assignments and I decided to revisit a chapter from my unpublished draft book entitled “Do you hear them when they cry?”. The book centers around 12 people … Continue reading

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