May 19, 2015
“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” - Cesar A. Cruz
This is a quote that many artists hold dear. I suspect that this is because it resonates deeply by giving ‘meaning’ to what the function of their art is for. It creates value for the work o...
May 14, 2015
This was originally written as a speech for my wedding. I am publishing this on my blog for posterity.
When I was 15 years and 10 months old, just about a month or two before my birthday, my father pulled me aside and told me that he was going to bring me out for...
April 30, 2015
It takes 7 seconds for someone to make a first impression.
And 7 years for an itch to develop.
It takes 3 weeks to develop a habit.
But more than 3 centuries to change a prejudice.
It takes about 10 minutes to give a speech.
But 1 second for our hearts to beat from apathy...
March 26, 2015
SG got Pioneer, Pai-Tan, Pai-Kia Generation:
Pioneer Generation (above 65) - Built our nation up with their own hands. Got Pioneer Generation Package cos they deserve it.
Pai-Tan Generation (41-64yo) - Work and work and work for almost half their lives but always feel...
March 23, 2015
I remember telling my teachers once that I wanted to be Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.
I believe this was in Primary 1 or 2. Everyone laughed. I laughed along.
My teacher scolded me for making a joke.
In Secondary School, I learnt the importance of Mr. Lee's tears.
"It was the first t...
March 7, 2015
When I was young
that there were monsters under my bed.
A grown-up told me not to be scared,
that the monsters were only in my head.
Now a grown-up myself,
I've learnt to never
the monsters of my children,
because a child's monsters may
never disappear fr...
February 3, 2015
Curiosity killed the cat,
but apathy would have poisoned it anyway,
slowly and surely.
January 13, 2015
My girlfriend is the catch-up catch-up meet friend kind, I'm more the sit alone read book chill-y chill-y one.
I think we condiment each other.
October 25, 2014
The tissue and the degree.
Both, are 'just' paper.
to remove the speck of dirt that is
restricting one's vision.
To wipe the tears of those who are sad.
To stop the bleeding of one's hurt.
To invade the grossest parts
of our very own human nature
and to depurat...
June 13, 2014
"I've given talks,
but that doesn't make me a public speaker.
I've written poems,
but that doesn't make me a poet.
I've acted on stage,
but that doesn't make me an actor.
I've made films,
but that doesn't make me a filmmaker.
I've taught in school,
but that doesn't make me...
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