On Douglas Coupland, on painting our miseries cart blanche, on tenacity, on finding truths

On Douglas Coupland, on painting our miseries cart blanche, on tenacity, on finding truths

It’s been ages since I’ve last updated this blog, and with good reasons. I feel, for one, incongruous with the viral nature of social media ( or blog post sharing, perhaps). I find myself wondering why should I offer someone…

Volunteering for the museum, and other things.

Last weekend was quite interesting. I attended and volunteered for Lee Wen’s performance art workshop in the Singapore Arts museum. You have no idea how enriching the experience is! It was a treasure trove of interesting learnings, which was so…

Happiness Project

I’ve been reading this book by Gretchen Rubin entitled “The Happiness Project”. Since I’ve heard about the buzz for some time now ( a coupla years) I finally decided to get it on my Kindle and read the full story….

Love letters for later, 10,000 hours, and a reminder of what keeps people going.

Mementos and old treasures are a real joy to stumble upon. Sometimes, we change so fast, that we often forget the old selves cooped up somewhere. Because modern living has changed everything – from old notebooks, to scrapbooks, to collecting…

Interesthings.

The word “planet” seems a bit deceiving. It’s deceiving, because we only perceive it in bits and pieces at a time. Oh, if there was only a way to gulp everything in and experience as much as we can! I…

“Numb ideas bleach the world of relevancy and hope.”

…As Carl glanced around, he recognized people from the office converging upon the building, but nobody he cared to talk to. Directly to his right, something curious was going on. Two men in tan uniforms were hosing down the alleyway–a…

Life After God: Some reflections and Quotes

Thank you Pao for giving me this book, “Life after God”. described as one of the best chroniclers of the “fin de siècle” malaise, he engages us in a whirlwind of stories, conversations, autobiographical footnotes that discuss the simple premise:…

Because I had a pear for breakfast….

I’m including this snippet from the book I’m currently reading : “Beatrice and Virgil” – by Yann Martel. Its amazing to note that most of his characters are colourful, multi-dimensional images of the human condition. VIRGIL : The smell of…

Rereading Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

I love Jack Kerouac. Thank you to his beautiful work, I have highly identified myself with the idealism, cultural revelation of the beat generation. I even find it astounding that he was able to coin a figurative term to embody…