Dad used to read to us Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s seven-part poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner from an old blue pocket-size book wrapped tightly with transparent plastic. The way he read it used to give me the chills, especially when his voice dropped to a ghostly whisper at the part where the ghost ship […]Read More Shot that Albatross
Radiohead’s How To Disappear Completely was playing on loop in the background. I should be writing on alternative dispute resolution. That there, that’s not me I go where I please I reached for a pencil. Paper. The back of some old criminal law notes will do. Strange. I never draw on new paper. I walk […]Read More I’m Not Here
Some drawing I did while the Deskmate unloaded his burdens. We’re all stuck in the same boat, aren’t we? [cynical chuckle] We’re all either clinging on to dear life or staring on at tranquility from reality. I know I am looking forward to tranquility. I’m planning my summer break already. A solo travel to Singapore, […]Read More Boat: Sink or Swim?
I was so physically and mentally exhausted. Somebody told me, “Rest in God”. I was contemplating joining a cell group at church. The preacher of the week said, “If you aren’t in a cell group, I encourage you to”. I am facing temptations, a problem so big it worries me. The pastor preached on “lead […]Read More Progressive Resignation?
Night had fallen. Alone, the sound of gravel under my feet is my companion. The open-air parking lot is almost empty. I glance around furtively and I see a group of men ahead. They are talking. But I can’t understand. I clutch my pepper spray hard and speed up my pace. I avoid all eye […]Read More The Unseen, Faceless, Exploited & Misunderstood
After recovering from a bout of a peculiar ailment, I did a couple of drawings which I’m not too proud of. Probably the lack of inspiration. And time. I’m planning this elaborate blue china porcelain series and soon, Nyonya series (I’m a proud Nyonya! – An inside joke. Heh.). Reverting to my usual doodles-in-class, this […]Read More Are You That Numb?!
Here’s Mom while we were in the waiting room before the award ceremony last year. It’s been a year exactly but it doesn’t feel so. My drawing hardly does any justice to her youthfulness and beautiful self. And it doesn’t even look alike. But it was her happiness I was trying to capture. Mom, I’ll […]Read More First Class Happiness