Monthly Archives: January 2008

A shawl for the long haul

I was recently influenced by a friend to consider the humble shawl (over a jacket/sweater) as a source of warmth and comfort in chilly offices, cinemas and whatnot. “See, and you can easily stuff it into a bag and bring … Continue reading

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Psalm 151,000,000

Sing unto God, o my soul For he has come To deliver me To free me To heal me No shackle too strong He cannot break In his arms I am safe He has melted the glaciers of my heart … Continue reading

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My (so-called) yuppie life

There’s something about being in KL’s financial hub that makes you want to be seen and be in. Suddenly, you’re conscious of how you carry yourself, your clothes, your hair, your very messy hair after rushing over from the LRT … Continue reading

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The rainbird

After the rains, you came. A bright bolt of blue lighting up the sullen Sunday scenery of my backyard. Your body, the brown of bears and horses and monkeys–distant cousins in your DNA. Tell me, little bird, what tales you’ve … Continue reading

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Yellow monkeys: Photo of the Day

Too braindead to write. So here’s a photo I thought hilarious, original caption included. Pinched it from UNICEF’s photos of the year 2007. Have a happy weekend! Boys hang from a bar for five minutes as part of a physical … Continue reading

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My uncle, the barber

It’s been twenty days. My big uncle and his wife, who came up from Sydney to stay with us, left for home last night. On paper, twenty days may seem quite long, but in reality–especially if you’re not at home … Continue reading

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