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Ashtanga/Vinyasa with Arya


I have this love-hate relationship with my Monday yoga classes. I try to attend two classes back to back, so as to make full use of my traveling time to the studio, and I also enjoy the challenging Ashtanga followed … Continue reading

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GAB5 – Too old for goals and aspirations


When I was a young, I wanted to be Miss Universe. I figure any woman with a bejeweled crown as huge as her head would look beautiful. The closest I came to acheiving that was winning Miss World while playing … Continue reading

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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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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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What’s next?


I’m on my half-way mark in my master programme (in creative writing, in case you do not know.) Having left a full-time job to pursue this course, a job which I had found easily despite a hiatus of sixteen years … 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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