Macbeth & The Matrix

Fate or free will? Ultimately, we decide

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Living with faith and trust is brutal business

Before going to University, I applied for tonnes of Government scholarships in Singapore. These scholarships would have bound me to a profession I knew nothing about for at least 6 years. But I had no concept of this at that time. All I could think of was that I needed to find a way to…

Laughed at by the Gods

(I was inspired to write this after catching AMY, Asif Kapadia’s documentary on Amy Winehouse. If you haven’t caught it, go catch it. It’s one of the most brutal, uncomfortable but totally brilliant movies you’ll probably catch this year) The world can always be divided between two types of people. One of the differentiators is…

WORKTALK #4: CHUNG DEMING, RE-CONSTRUCTING THE FAMILIAR FAVOURITES

You might know him as the person behind the luscious dessert, Durian Creme Brûlée but Chung Deming has also started his own restaurant – The Quarters serves Deming’s unique take on modern Singapore cuisine, including his personal favourite, chilli crab pasta. 1. What did you want to be when you grow up? A car-rally driver. Or…

To all the dreamers who dream the impossible

I’m really moved by the Supreme Court ruling. What really touches me about the granting of equal marriage rights is the fact that forty years ago, this level of recognition and acceptance must have seemed unimaginable to the LGBT community. Unimaginable to everyone except a few brave people. But like every other civil / human rights…

Walking among the trees of Gladstone Park

I remember you guys in winter. You had lost all your leaves. Bare and bereft. Quiet, silent, sullen, withdrawn. I walked among you, telling you I’m worried, I’m afraid, I don’t know what to do. And there was space. For me to spill my worries. For you to listen. But it’s summer now. It’s noisy….

I saw the sign

We all look for signs. But are we just looking for something else?

3 cirrusly interesting facts

What’s up with the weather today? Grey skies, lots of clouds. Last Thursday was GLORIOUS. Warm and toasty and the clouds in the sky were like beautiful paintings of thin, whispery feathers. I’ve had a fascination with clouds from young. Ever since my art teacher made us paint clouds for one of our assignments. I…

But you have nothing to do

It’s quite funny. Every time one of my friends is working from home or has a day off these days, I get an excited text message from them in the morning. Usually around 10am. “Not at work today. Completely free. Let’s do something.” I just got one of this today. Unfortunately, I didn’t read this…

“We’re made of star stuff” Carl Sagan

Sometimes things catch you off-guard. You go looking for BIG revelations in retreats or when reading books and it never pans out and then you go about your normal stuff and BAMM it hits you. The sun is out in London today and it’s a big thing because we haven’t seen the sun in a…