You Are So Loved

Hey you. Your Instagram feed or Facebook timeline will be an endless of stream of pretty flowers, date nights & sweet messages today. But your phone hasn’t rung at all; neither has your doorbell – nor do you expect it to. In reality, Valentine’s Day doesn’t change the truth of your situation, but it certainly…

The Great Exchange

This Christmas, as with most, you’ll exchange gifts, hugs & well-wishes. And though you may not even step into a church or see any nativity scenes this year, perhaps your Christmas celebration may have more to do with Jesus than you think! Why? Well, Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, and on that very day,…

There Are Days

There are days when I cannot see the light When I feel its been Too long, too wearisome— Too tired to fight There are days when The silence kicks in And, surrounded by people, The one voice you don’t hear Becomes louder than a scream There are days when I just want to be alone…

All That Glitters

I kinda hate how almost every argument on the Internet these days has to make its point by throwing someone or something else under the bus. Maybe “hate” is too strong a word; at the very least, it saddens me. Case in point this week: the Schooling vs ‘Foreign Talent Scheme’ debate, unceremoniously mingled with…

Though You Slay Me

Video: A Song for the Suffering (with John Piper) I come, God, I come Return to the Lord The one who’s broken The one who’s torn me apart You strike down to bind me up You say You do it all in love That I might know You in Your suffering Though You slay me Yet…

2015: What A Year To Be Singaporean

Usually, my end-of-year reflections don’t tend to extend nationwide. I can’t claim to be that patriotic nor politically zealous. But this year, 2015, what with it being SG50 and all, I guess an exception should be made. After all, it has been a rather exceptional year. It has been, to say the least, an interesting…

Kick

Long, long ago, when I was still a little girl (ha!), Wednesday nights were looked forward to because of one thing and one thing only: Mambo Night! Those were the days, man. “Cause I’m guiltyyyyyy” Of late, Wednesday nights have once again resurrected from social oblivion and cemented their status as my official mid-week perk up….

Merdeka

I think its kind of fitting that, on the weekend we celebrate our independence and “freedom” as a country (yay SG50!), I, too, celebrate my own freedom of sorts. Hang on, I know that was way too many commas in one sentence, but whatever. Freedom from what, you ask? FACEBOOK FREEDOM, YO. Yes, I began my…

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I honestly think social media is killing me. Time to get away.

I guess you were really kind of an a…

Tonight, after some general observations on social media, and also from spontaneous explorations into certain people’s Tumblr and Ask.fm pages, I have realised four things: • A few months is hardly time enough to know a person. People are complex, dark, and occasionally wonderful things. It only takes something like a whole tiled page full of images…

Say Goodbye To These

So whenever I feel down, or just downright bored, Arrested Development is one of a handful of shows I turn to to get my happy fix. (The others being The Parent Trap, The IT Crowd, and a smattering of random British panel shows.) I absolutely and completely love the slightly off-beat, occasionally subtle, often irreverent…

Fin.

When, finally, you realise you have nothing more to say. It’s a bittersweet mix of relief in knowing you can finally let go, coupled with the sad finality of doing so. But finally.