Goodbye, Class 12!

It has already been three weeks into my trip of soul-searching, discovering of newfound passions while meeting people from around the world. For friends who are not exactly aware of my whereabouts, I’m currently abroad and travelling around China (been to Shanghai and Hangzhou thus far) on a programme called Dare to Dream 5.0, organised…

Snarky Puppy World Tour 2016

Esplanade Concert Hall is described as a world-class facility that boasts excellent acoustics, with reverberation chambers that boost sound quality for different musical performances and concerts. One would imagine the sheer number of international orchestras and bands that have played in this majestic venue before – and just this week it hosted two-time Grammy Award…

A List of Happy Things

So it has been six months into 2016! Really stupefied by the speed time goes flying by – it felt as though Christmas just passed, and yet now I have already completed an entire year of my still-fresh university life.  Through this short span of six months – which has been filled with surreality and…

Pricks

prick /prɪk/ (noun)  vulgar slang: a man’s penis. You have heard of this quintessential advice ever since you were young – “Darling, see the good in people because they are kind”, yet again your folks have warned you not to succumb to that irresistible offer of candy from a certain peculiar man driving a dubious-looking van. Dazed…

El Cóndor Pasa \ “Wild”

“It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed…

Like Fine Wine

A friend of mine once mentioned this during a rather controversial conversation that we shared: “A man’s value increases as he ages. Meanwhile a woman’s value just declines as she gets older.” – Well, this is definitely debatable but somehow, I would agree with it to some extent. Look – women may just lose out…

Drummer Boy

It’s tender love-making,  as velvet infiltrates my ears.  My benevolent home is whispering. I wonder, where he has been all these years.  It’s lying on a bed of roses,  as melancholy catches my eyes. He perfects the drums and rocks the basses. I remember, hearing the heavens sigh. He’s Jazz From Rock Central, sets my…

Bourbon in My Coffee Cup

You were bourbon in my coffee cup. The taste that was not quite right, but I went ahead to fill it up. I tried to comprehend the plight That you said was inexplicable And no matter how, you stood unfamiliar. I drank, as shivers were sent down my spine. Delectable, inquisitive touches that I reckoned…

Love on the Screen

Found a piece I wrote pretty long ago, which I feel is too wasted if it’s not published somewhere – let’s just say, it shows how I’m not over (500) Days of Summer, and how I celebrate the idea that romantic films are still taking over the world!

2am

Tell me am I going crazy? Tell me have I lost my mind? Am I just afraid of loving? Or am I not the loving kind? I’m wide awake, partially ridden with remorse, yet this liberation keeps me up all night. I’m not exhausted nor weary, because my thumbs are dancing again on this floor…