Monthly Archives: October 2014

i turn 26 today.

the month my sister turned 26, she took her marital vows. three months later, she and her husband completed the traditional marriage rites, wedding dinner and all. i spent the month leading up to this day wondering whether my ex … Continue reading

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a breakup, in books: love poems

i bought this little anthology as a valentine’s day gift for myself some years back. last year, carol ann duffy came to singapore as one of the keynote speakers for the singapore writers festival (swf), and my lovely friend, grace, … Continue reading

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sunday cooking 5

i thought i’d torture my folks a bit more with my tremendously average cooking, so here goes some chicken and capsicum frolicking away happily in a pan – then some shiitake and white buttons decided to crash the party – … Continue reading

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acm after dark

not being on facebook makes me feel quite out of touch with stuff so im always grateful whenever friends ask me out for events – halloween special at the asian civilisations museum (acm) by the river. it’s been years since … Continue reading

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book buying dilemma update

an impulse buy today, really – Margaret Visser’s The Geometry of Love, subtitled Space, Time, Mystery, and Meaning in an Ordinary Church Read a sample here on NYTimes. i doubt it will arrive in time for my birthday next week, … Continue reading

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dec 2012: trekking in sri lanka

this walk offers quite the view over tea plantations, and so it is quite unfortunate that my salient memory of this walk is that of me wearing insensible canvas flats and trying not to get them muddy. we hired a … Continue reading

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book buying dilemma!

it’s a good dilemma to have. I’ve been contemplating a birthday present for myself, and i’m torn between the following two books A Philosophy of Walking by Frederic Gros or Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit Right now, my preferences tend toward … Continue reading

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