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About vickychong

Just an ordinary woman.

A Day – Korean Movie Review


(SPOILER ALERT!) Watching movies for me now is not just for entertainment, but also research for my dramatic writing class – where’s the arc, are the characters likeable, what’s the central dramatic question to hook the audience? But last Friday evening, this … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Generation 兰蕙百年 – movie review


This is the Nanyang(NY) story, a creative non-fictional drama of my alma mater as she celebrates 100 years. The docu-drama begins with a mother fetching her son from NY Primary School after school to attend her teacher’s birthday party at … Continue reading

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Investing in people


I read this sentence in an article today, ‘I did not want to invest in people I did not expect to see again.’ The first time I came across the phrase ‘investing in a person’ was when an ex-ACSI principal … Continue reading

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Rain


Rain is the flimsy mist that spritzes my heated face Rain is the drizzle that sprinkles dirt on my car surface Rain is the annoying shower that dampens my dried laundry Rain is the frightening storm that roars heartily Rain … Continue reading

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Hammock Sonnet


On Tuesday, we were taught List Poetry and I really enjoyed listening to my classmates’ poems which I thought were rather impressive, considering we were given 15 minutes to impromptu write. I didn’t really like mine and rewrote it into … Continue reading

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Weeds


  I really enjoyed my poetry class on Tuesday and was impressed with the List Poems my classmate wrote on the spot. As I spent the morning weeding my garden, I composed this. Tell me what you think. Weeds In my … Continue reading

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My Path


I attended Google’s Jolly Good Fellow Tan Chade Meng’s talk on ‘Why Buddhism For Me’ last week and walked away with the same reasons, well articulated by him. Buddhism in my early years, like him, involved idol worship, prayers for … Continue reading

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