Musing · Silhouettekiss

What comes to mind when you think of bullying?

I read this in We The Urban on the idea of perception: “If you are willing to look at another person’s behaviour toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time, cease to react at all.” When you grasp the notion that people only understand you from their level of perception, you’ll stop seeing the need to over-explain yourself. Having read this, what is the first incident of labelling or name-calling or bullying, whether from your own experience or that of others you know, that comes to mind?

Musing · My life · Silhouettekiss

An Uber Encounter, An Epiphany

The probability of ever getting a ride on the same cab with the same driver in Singapore, within a month, is approximately less than 5%, assuming 15 rides per month and official statistics as of August 2015: the current fleet of taxis in SG being 28,404, with 2 or 3 shift-based cabbies are tied to a vehicle (~70,000 drivers),… Continue reading An Uber Encounter, An Epiphany

Adventure · Musing · My life · Travel

[DIARY] GOODBYE SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Ending my career as a stewardess was perhaps the best decision I've made this year. Letting go of this comfort zone I had (unfortunately) sunk into for the past 2 years involved lots of anxiety, doubt, and inevitable thoughts of missing the globetrotting lifestyle. Nevertheless I made my decision quickly and set my heart for the big change when… Continue reading [DIARY] GOODBYE SINGAPORE AIRLINES

Europe · Frankfurt · Musing · Travel

Crudeness of Art

"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable." - George Bernard Shaw On close inspection undepicted in the pictures, passers-by have scribbled crass comments below the masterpieces. Which I could not understand. Which drove me senseless. An approval of ribaldry? Or a subversion of the fact ordinary humans cannot accept the salacious… Continue reading Crudeness of Art

Musing · My life

Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take

A meeting, a perfume launch, and an after-work HappyHour at Words Worth -- all these on my only day home this week! Loving what I do because I could be spending the entire day in bed with my truckload of books, but if I'm not filling up my days and making sure I'm dead beat… Continue reading Yet there isn’t a train I wouldn’t take

Book Reviews · Musing

Book Review: The State We’re In

Publisher: Headline Review Date Published: 4th July 2013 My Ratings: 7 / 10 Average Goodreads Ratings: 3.9 / 5 SYNOPSIS: What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way. She's a life-long optimist,… Continue reading Book Review: The State We’re In

Catharsis · Musing · Novelista · Silhouettekiss

Writing Prompt: Mint

Describe the taste of mint, without using the words blue, green, cool or fresh. No, you can't use "minty" either. -- Sarah Selecky You place it gently at the tip of your tongue, slowly wrapping it in a fold, delivering it into the moist cave between your lips as you clench your teeth shut. You… Continue reading Writing Prompt: Mint

Musing · My life · Silhouettekiss

Turn around, bright eyes

A year ago, I plucked up the courage to go for a job interview. Too much unhappiness and batshit craziness was going on, and I wanted fresh air, a change of life when I could no longer see myself carrying on in that way. I went without any expectations, knowing I wouldn't be so hard-up even… Continue reading Turn around, bright eyes

Musing · Quote of the Day

prism of infinite spectrum

"You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up… Continue reading prism of infinite spectrum

Apocalypse · Catharsis · Musing · My life

we lived through a lifetime and the aftermath

For someone who's a firm believer in New Year Resolutions, I'm not entirely convinced of its life-changing capabilities. Once in a while I look back upon my annual mandate, written with fervent excitement over the promise of a brand new year... "2011....I will make more friends, smile too often, take too many bad polaroids, go… Continue reading we lived through a lifetime and the aftermath

#mood · Adventure · Musing · My life · Silhouettekiss

Psychoanalysis of Strangers

We all derive false impressions upon first sight. I see an old lady with a jewellery pushcart and think how pitiable to be working at her age. She must be terribly in need of money, or perhaps her children have left her. My mind goes wild thinking of possibilities to define her situation. Don't we… Continue reading Psychoanalysis of Strangers

Adventure · Catharsis · Dance · Musing · My life

Dancing to the backdrop of a slow descending grey

Found this picture which reminds me of how I was when I was young (but obviously this kid is so much cuter, thinner, and prettier than I was), in leotards + black tights and pink  ballet shoes, (ribbons/bows in my hair because mummy loves them on my hair), stretching in chinese dance class. I miss… Continue reading Dancing to the backdrop of a slow descending grey

Catharsis · Musing · My life

Once in a while I think about the planet

The person I am in 2013 pretty much agrees with the person I was in 2011, albeit less naive, less afraid to speak the hell up. 'Tis been an eventful week, too much to express in a short post >< And not worth remembering. Impressions of person(s) utterly destroyed hence the reluctance to see it… Continue reading Once in a while I think about the planet

Adventure · Bucket list · Copenhagen · Europe · Musing · My life · Silhouettekiss · Travel

A slice of Copenhagen

Officially am the mad Asian girl snapping away with her iPhone, at architecture that citizens of Denmark would have seen all their lives. Here's a slice of Copenhagen: the streets of Vester Farimagsgade 9 as seen through my eyes. Taking shelter underneath my umbrella in the drizzle proves to be a disadvantage, for my hands were… Continue reading A slice of Copenhagen

Adventure · Books · Catharsis · Dangerous Mind · Musing · Novelista · Silhouettekiss

oo3 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

In so many ways we live to follow the sun In so many ways we exalt and fail as one In so many ways we want so bad to be done "Now be a good boy, Max, hold on to this white bag. Wait at that junction for a man in a black trenchcoat. You… Continue reading oo3 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

Adventure · Books · Dangerous Mind · Musing

oo2 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

Don't you think you've had enough Do their claws make sores Take my hand and come away "We have with us a fresh face from Seoul, where many of you were from. Make him feel welcome. Please come in, Max." Stoicly, Max stepped in. He scanned the classroom, his gaze never faltering when his eyes… Continue reading oo2 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

Adventure · Dangerous Mind · Musing · Novelista · Silhouettekiss

oo1 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

The night is long - shadows grow on my wall I'm calling out but no one's home; Cause paranoia is the only friend I know Street lamps dimmed promptly at midnight, signalling the witching hours. A rented motorbike cruised along the Kan-Etsu expressway at a speed enough to give the common man a heart attack.… Continue reading oo1 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

Book Reviews · Books · Catharsis · Indulgences · Musing · Prose · Silhouettekiss

Book Review: Happily Ever After

“Everyone's allowed to be in love with the wrong person at some point. In fact, it's a mistake not to be.” ― Harriet Evans, Happily Ever After Much like hot chocolate on a rainy Sunday afternoon -- which is what the coverpage conjures as an afterthought -- was exactly how the book felt in my hands. This… Continue reading Book Review: Happily Ever After

Books · Indulgences · Musing · Pictures

borne back ceaselessly into the past

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Just...what did I feel about The Great Gatsby? Much Hollywood grandiose, and pop-culture commercialisation… Continue reading borne back ceaselessly into the past

Adventure · Café · Indulgences · Musing · My life · Pictures · Silhouettekiss · Travel

Perth – May’13

Aye aye captain, mission accomplished over the South Atlantic Ocean. Agent Yujin reporting, Over and out! Out in the city of Perth aiming my camera at random and snapping the most mundane shots while sourcing out cafes in the area. A very mind-clearing journey on foot, I have to say. Australia has got some hidden… Continue reading Perth – May’13