Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lines in the Sand by A.A.Gill


This book was highly recommended and selected by Straits Times Journalist Cheong Suk Wai for  The Big Read in March 2017- a monthly library book club for non-fictions. Gill died in December 2016. At the Big Read, I learned that he was … Continue reading

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Faberhills Park 


As I sit here at Faberhills playground watching over my niece and nephews, I suddenly realize how much the park,  as we have always called it,  has changed over the forty-plus years since we moved here in 1970. Kids now … Continue reading

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Sungei Ulu Pandan 


Doesn’t a body of water Reflect the palette of the sky So why is your pallor this dusk That of overnight teh tarik Minus the fresh milky froth Of pillow-top canopy I see on my glass You sit still as … Continue reading

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Poor Connection


Sometimes, When both our eyes meet across the crowded room I feel your intense gaze,  looking deeply into me I know, This absurd feeling of mine can’t plausibly be true For how can you possibly know how I feel And yet, … Continue reading

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Pop Aye – Movie review 


This is heart warming movie about a middle-aged architect and a bull elephant he thinks is his childhood pet,  which he had sold off when he moved to Bangkok.  Like so many middle aged man,  he is made to feel … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning


Gratitude is waking up with aching soreness in your muscles After the strenuous fitness workout yesterday Knowing your body has not let you down And is able to do it for another round today Awe is a chance meeting with … Continue reading

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The Narcissist 


Perched on a  bouganvilla  pedestal  He scrutinises the handsome specimen reflected in the glass pane Dressed in fine downy jacketed fur Luminescence of ripe honey mango  Eyes in Kohl mascara, darting like those of an Indian dancer  The black nape … Continue reading

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