Monthly Archives: October 2017

GAB5 Death and Spirituality


(This is my essay for a Guided Autobiography (GAB) workshop on death and spirituality.) I must be between four to five year old when I first learnt about death, probably from TV, and knew it affected old people more. I … Continue reading

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Six-word Memoirs by Famous & Obscure Writers


The six-word story is started by Ernest Hemingway in which he wrote: For sale: baby shoes, never worn. I’ve written some 6-word stories myself for contests which I’ve failed to win but I love my 6-word stories. Tell me what … Continue reading

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The Lives of Others – German Movie Review


(Warning: Spoiler alert.) This is my homework for screenwriting module, although, after last night’s viewing, I realise my lecturer also played the video partially to us before to illustrate the point on dramatic irony: when the reader has more information on what … Continue reading

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Poop! – A review


    I bought the book Four Plays by playwright Chong Tze Chien to prepare for a class presentation of one his play, Charged, a few weeks ago. Charged was poignant to read and better to watch, which I did, on … Continue reading

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An Evening of Xinyao – 新谣之夜 Review


I’m a fan of Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO), having attended their concerts a few times, after first being introduced to them when I won a pair of concert tickets a few years ago. They’re innovative in their selection of repertoire … Continue reading

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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki- Movie review


Thank you, Suomi Finland 100, for the tickets to watch my first Finnish film. Finland celebrates its 100th years’ independence on 6 December and this film festival is part of the celebration in Singapore. This film, released in August 2016, is … Continue reading

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Nasi Lemak Pantun


Pantun is a Malay poetry form from South East Asia, which has interlocking lines in the stanzas. I just studied this and am really enjoying experimenting with it. Here’s one I just wrote about Nasi Lemak (rice coconut= coconut rice, … Continue reading

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