On “here” and “there.”

I can't count how many times I've wanted to be some place other than Melbourne. Some days I dreamed of being on a white sandy beach in Bali, Phuket, or Krabi; other days I wish I was back home in Singapore. More often than not, I find myself missing people. At the beginning, I often …

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The years go by… A retrospective look at 2012.

"I'm not the same person I was at the start of this year." The above conclusion came up in a conversation I was having with a friend on Whatsapp a couple of weeks ago, while we were looking back at the events of the year. For one brief moment, I panicked. We often say "people …

because few things compare to a mother’s love.

(this entry was inspired by fiona ren's piece published on mothers' day, entitled "love and loathing: mother's day reflections".) there is something very unique about a mother-daughter relationship. and there is certainly something very unique about my relationship with my mother. one of my earliest memories is being bundled up in a yellow fleece hoodie …