Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I am 27 and I know nothing about politics. I don't know the struggles of our forefathers. I only heard of them. I sing "Onward Singapore" in a language that I only know the few words such as "to eat" (makan) and the various food items I order from the Nasi Padang store: "Bergedil, Rebus, Nasi". I don't know what Chee Soon Juan is angry about.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Take my time

To know the many layers

of you

Your past

The painter with his strokes covered up

The video editor with his hidden tracks

The writer and his shredded drafts

The science student with his dead lab rat

It is okay

To have a past

(Li) Yipeng

How is it,
Knowing your mom
Only through the words
of others on
how she lived?

Growing up
with a grandfather
responsible for
everyone else's

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I believe film-makers / writers need day-jobs, so they get to meet interesting people to write about.