Pensées, Bitters & Love

The short workweek has finally come to a close. I already feel exhausted and mildly under the weather. I’m glad I finally found the time to watch Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket last evening. Packed with black humour, unpretentious in its presentation of the military life and conflict, it offered some respite after a long day….

Columbian Film Festival: La Tierra y la Sombra (Land and Shade)

Having enjoyed a coffee with a friend last week at The Projector’s café, I made a mental note to catch a film there soon. The time was ripe: having braved jungles and creepy-crawlies, hipster-infested spaces appeared less intimidating. (Kidding!) I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the Embassy of Columbia in Singapore was running an inaugural Columbian Film…

Fall In

It goes without saying that a personal blog — as with any other record intended for posterity — demands a particular level of discipline to maintain. I’m afraid I never quite acquired this discipline. Before I crafted this entry, I wondered if perhaps I should’ve started a new page from scratch, if at all. (Perhaps you might have…

Singapore: Fort Serapong

9:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. The four of us were up, far from church but praying nonetheless. Every breath weighed heavy upon us as we slowly – and hopelessly – navigated our way towards Fort Serapong. Reclaimed by the earth and imploding with age, this British fort sleeps behind the cover of thick, uninviting forestry. We could see…

Singapore: Chinatown

Keong Saik Road Tucked away behind New Bridge Road, the once-sleazy Keong Saik Road has truly been transformed. Though exuding an air of youthful vigour, it has preserved a timeless charm. Venturing down the winding road was not unlike exploring a novelty shop: brilliant storefronts, grimy back alleys, timber shophouse windows painted in garish colours, and refurbished eateries thronged…

Back on track

I would like to preface this blog entry by saying that this week has been nothing short of a feverish rush. As such, I’m afraid I’ve neglected to update you, readers; my mind has been buzzing with such anticipation, screaming out at me to commit my thoughts to writing. You never quite know who you’ll encounter,…

So begins my foray

The idea of cataloging our experiences into neat bits and putting them on display (almost painstakingly so) is hardly alien to us. To this end, we have become our own curators; piecing together the interesting bits of our life into a collage of sorts for others to appreciate. I have embarked on this endeavour in hopes…