(That Thing I Do)


I have recently come down with an ailment. In its early phase, common symptoms are itching, lack of mental focus and obsession. In its later phase, symptoms can be more serious, including insomnia, severe obsession, severe itching, and inability to complete day-to-day functions normally. The symptoms can get quite debilitating as it progresses. Patients who […]

Day 12/365: Flavors of History

Some days you just gotta comfort yourself. Curry chicken mee hoon . Reminds me of my mum’s curry. She doesn’t cook much these days. Fried egg with runny yolk. Reminds me of college days, when budget was extremely tight and eggs are consumed abundantly. Bubur caca . Reminds me of a time when taking a dessert break made […]

A Positive Change

Once upon a time I subscribed for an internet service plan. After some hitches, their customer service managed to iron out the kinks for me and I had access to the internet, just like everybody else. Then I moved. The area was “within coverage”. However after a month of being instructed to reposition my modem […]

Being Broke Is Not So Bad

In my growing years, I’ve always envied the stuff the “other kids” had. I never had a video game console. My parents didn’t buy me a bike. We eat out about twice a year. We go on holiday about once every three years, on local day trips. No, we weren’t poor. But we weren’t rich […]

Day 48/365: You Make Me Happy

I know some people who spend a lot of their lives trying to please other people; and in trying to do so, they often lose themselves, and get too worn down to give any energy to anything else. On the other end of the spectrum, some people who just couldn’t be bothered about the people […]


Close your eyes, you don’t have to face the morrow.Embrace the night, escape to where there be no sorrow. Take a breath, stare into the distance.Spread your wings, leap into a new existence. Hold me tight if you feel a little cold,On your knees, the earth beneath you desperately hold. Speak to me saline words […]

Clash of the Titans

As a child, I was deeply fascinated by two things: dinosaurs and Greek mythology. I had toys, books, and I would glue myself to the TV screen when anything related comes on. Naturally, when I first watched the trailer for Clash of the Titans, the child in me was jumping so vigorously with joy, my […]

Even Stars Grow Weary

You’ve walked with me through falling skies and rising dust,In every step, in you I trust.In cold of night and blaze of day,You stand by me through white and gray.Immaculate, yet humble, you now stand worn,Never once have you left me forlorn,In this realisation I grow teary –Eventually, even stars grow weary.