Your weather was neither hot nor cold, an odd combination that called for equilibrium of the people's hearts and wallets. Especially the wallets. Because casinos were a make it big or break it break it small into tiny pieces of chip(ed) hearts. But it was too late. People possessed with the ghost of greed were … Continue reading Macau.
I know I'm late for the second week, but I was practising for my admission tests and didn't spend much time reading! But as promised, here is book #2. Note: This will not be a book review, rather, it'll be more like a 'share my thoughts and feelings about it' post. There will be spoilers. … Continue reading Book #2: Breaking Night by Liz Murray
First and foremost, I'd like to congratulate myself for finishing a book in less than a week - I've finally achieved something that I'd planned to do. Discipline is possible after all! Haha. I don't really plan to make this challenge into book reviews because that would mean that I have to evaluate and judge the … Continue reading Book #1: The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz
Perhaps sadness is a drug that can't be overdosed. Their faces see my pain, but they don't know it. Because my pain, is a lightbulb in their heads that will never be lit. Even so, please find the fire because I can't explain it either. For I'm split into two, Like a knife through soft … Continue reading Ticket to the past from Anger himself
Okay, I've officially created my own challenge for myself. The reason for creating this challenge is because I need to clear up my reading backlog. It's like I keep buying books and stuffing it into my closet and flipping through it once in a while depending on my mood and I think that is not reading! Plus, … Continue reading The #20books20weeks Challenge!
I recently chanced upon Chan Lishan’s book “A philosopher’s madness” at BooksActually, and got so caught up and engrossed in it that her thoughts and experiences were still swirling around in my mind even after putting the book down.
A quick Google search led me to her WordPress. 🙂
By Ranger Mills and Lishan Chan (printed in Because of the Night zine)
Alongside with the disciplines of philosophy and the sciences, art is a generative activity, from which ideas and new ways of thinking can originate. In recent times, however, there has been a change from the perspective of art as generative to art as pragmatic. This signals the eradication of art and its value to an economic element. As a consequence of capitalism encroaching upon our lives, art, for many, now serves as either a means by which people can show off their wealth, or else it is an investment through which buyers can increase their wealth. Art is a commodity and not developed for its own sake.
From one perspective, art should be developed for its own sake. Art should be independent and apolitical. While art can be used to critique society and service nationalistic values, by…
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If my dad ever reads this someday, I'd like to tell him that I love him dearly. I always have and always will. Thank you for being my dad, pa. My father was the one who subtly shaped me, despite being absent most of the time when I was a child. I remember flying pizzas … Continue reading Childhood memories of my father (2)
I'd like to thank my friend (Link to his poems), a true lover of linguistics and anything language-y, for helping me to edit this. It was supposed to be a uni application essay, but I felt that it wasn't right and it was also too long. I hope you'll enjoy it. 🙂 PS: My thoughts are … Continue reading Boundaries
This piece needed to go somewhere. I figured why not put it on the internet? It's gonna bring me some good memories in the future. I literally wrote this after a whole day of talking about my future and stressing over this at 12 midnight. I was really considering to send this in because I've … Continue reading A painfully honest university application
Y'know those moments when a memory just hits you so hard your gut drops to the ground? It's like walking out the door 10 minutes later realising that you've forgotten to turn off the stove. Panic! Scram! Run for your life! Unfortunately, I can't do that for this specific memory that just infiltrated my mind... … Continue reading Embarr-ass-ment