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Chapter 18 – Only Time Will Tell

2005

Life moved at a faster pace for Aasia, the budding journalist. Her internship required more and more of her time which meant that she had fewer hours to spend with her friends and family. Not that she minded. Her work environment gave her a thrill and when an idea of hers was finally good enough to publish, seeing her name in print gave her a rush and feeling of satisfaction she had never felt before. 

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Chapter 17 – Moving Out & Moving On

2018

Running a hand over the small scar on his leg, which never did go away after his hiking mishap fourteen years ago, Waseem let out a long sigh and allowed himself a nostalgic moment. Thinking about how his entire life had been situated in one country, how all his memories were anchored to one place, he felt reassured that the choice he was making was the right one.

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Chapter 10 – The Job Offer

2017

“But that puzzle piece doesn’t fit. Let’s try another one.” Amaan said as he reached over for a small piece of colourful cardboard. “There we go! See, this piece fits properly.”

Hasana studied the half-made puzzle and squinted. She couldn’t quite figure out what they were making and Uncle Amaan had hidden the box from her. “Can I at least get a hint, please?” She asked, flashing him a smile.

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Chapter 9 – Importance of Ohana

2017

When Aasia and Waseem graduated, they had a plan. A well thought out career plan, filled with objectives and deadlines and goals. Waseem would use his visual arts degree and Aasia would use her journalism degree to start up their very own media company. Of course, even they knew they had to gain experience elsewhere before attempting to create their own company. And so that is exactly what they did the moment they graduated.

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