Suddenly there was the news about the mass killing in France. Dean looked at me and we instantly had the same worried look. We were going to Paris in 2 days time to shoot dUCk’s latest Limited Edition piece that was inspired from a place there, should we cancel our trip??
We were both worried if they were going to have a heightened anti-Muslim movement and with me wearing the headscarf, it would be scary. Postponing this trip could mean another 2 months time because it was hard enough to squeeze in 3 days to travel with our work commitments. At the end of it, we decided to just go, God will protect us. And protect us, He did! I totally understand why people would lose their headscarf when they travel overseas because we would normally be minorities in the west and some even look at us differently (I definitely felt a bit left out in San Francisco because not a lot of women wear the headscarf), so I won’t judge if they do. But I’m telling you, the more you keep it on, the more God would protect you. I was treated sooooo well in Paris, people gave me salam and opened doors for me, the hotel butlers kept sending us snacks, people on the streets smiled at me, I was given priority at shops… it was crazy! THANK GOD we went with our guts and didn’t cancel. Because we wouldn’t have had an amazing break that we needed.