But my heart will not bleed poetry

But my heart would not bleed
poetry. Not a single drop
to stain the blueprint
of our past’s tomorrow

I am thinking about a time in the past when I faced time with arduour, a period in my life when I walked on the streets with my heart filled with bloom, every moment an earnest embrace of faces around me

I cannot and will not let the structures – people, work calls, deadlines and bureaucracy – defeat me. I cannot and will not let the poetry be bled of me, for the nights of stanzas, rhymes and art papers to be replaced by evenings of video streams after bylines, cartons and newslines.

I cannot, I will not, I have to become as I am – for what I am. I need to treat my words with value, to live life impassionately (even on days when it becomes difficult to do so),

One year

Oh one year passes by so fast

One year ago I was on the cusp of something special; one year later I have become a different person (and am all the more happier for it)

I’ve learnt some difficult lessons at work today (and yesterday); at the same time I’m grateful for all the opportunities and chances that I’ve had, glad to be in a good place where I am challenged on a daily basis. I have to remind myself not to let my guard down, to pay attention to every single detail on a daily basis, to make sure that I do my due diligence and don’t let people down. One word or image can mean so much to them, even if it is just a day at work for you. Just one.

I’m filled with positive vibes for the month ahead, and the other months and days stretching out in front of me…Time to act more, do more, remind yourself of all the other things that lie ahead of you, in so many more alternate universes x



On the heels of a Slovenian couple in the Yishun town centre, seeing them look at banners and advertisements with wonder, staring curiously at coffee shops dishing out run-of-the-mill fare…

Always hold on to the loveliness of the quotidian, always remind yourself that the best way to make a living is by offering what you can give…. I hope I will always leave my mark on this world




You are excitable and sentimental.

You are empathetic: you feel what others feel and are compassionate towards them. You are accommodating: you are easy to please and try to avoid confrontation. And you are calm-seeking: you prefer activities that are quiet, calm, and safe.

Your choices are driven by a desire for well-being.

You consider helping others to guide a large part of what you do: you think it is important to take care of the people around you. You are relatively unconcerned with tradition: you care more about making your own path than following what others have done.

interesting! from this quiz: https://watson-pi-demo.mybluemix.net/

Camera Obscura

I’ve been thinking about how important it is for me to be enthralled by my surroundings, to find meaning and purpose in what I do, no matter how small or insiginificant…

I’ve been thinking about what it means to rediscover your environment, to keep seeing things in a new light, to not give in to the monotony of day in, day out routine…

I have a secret wish. That the more I keep foraging amidst the contours of my island city state, the more I will understand its intricate nooks and crevices, the more I will be able to achieve a more humanistic understanding of its various locales.

Singapore, how much do I know you, how little do I know you?

I will stay positive, keep being keening, keep looking for the right questions to ask.


-Exercise frequently! Don’t let morning lethargy be an excuse
-Keep getting involved with different things
-Thrive on arts/creativity
-Don’t think negative! Think of how far you have come and how much you have to offer