Monthly Archives: May 2007
“Hello, Pastor.” Kampung Jus, Melaka, July ’05 (Whee!!! Check out my eyebrows!!) You don’t need to worry if you left an impact. You did. Thank you for praying with me through dead-ends and my darkest days. Your quiet joy in … Continue reading
Triumphant shouts of “Allahu Akhbar”—meaning, God is great—greeted the landmark ruling passed today in Malaysia’s highest court. Since 7.30am, 300-odd Muslim supporters from 80 different Islamic bodies had begun joining the concerned and the curious outside the courthouse. Whatever the … Continue reading
Remember that chart in school, with the nine planets in our solar system drawn on it like one happy family? Well, that’s a big bullish lie. On Friday, I read the second chapter of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of … Continue reading
I think, wistfully, of you then of all the missed chances stillborn in my sleep.
I am sitting with a damp, used teabag lodged between the plastic lens of my spectacles and a shut left eye. The words ‘Cane’s Green Tea’ dangle freely from the upturned bag, rustling in the fan breeze against my static … Continue reading
I want to elopewith your waywardwordsyour yellowed skinfingeredfranticfound feverishin intentof emancipating mefrom cubicle hell