Thirty-one days of August was one long month and I could not wait for it to come to an end. Its first day was dedicated to my late father, in commemoration of one year of his passing. We paid our respects at the Western Road cemetery, accompanied by his childhood friend from Australia. We miss … More Inaugural August
2017 has not been an easy year for me. Eight months have passed by, and I feel like I have been at a standstill for a year. I forget that I have achieved much, and that is why I am documenting them here. I hope that it doesn’t take me another year to write things … More 2017
It may seem way overdue that I am writing this, but better late than never. It’s so important that I write these reviews (monthly, or half-yearly or yearly), because they enable me to organise my thoughts and count my achievements / happiness. As humans, we forget so easily. In a previous blog post titled 6/6, I … More The Last Half of 2016
Landscape stills from the movie August: Osage County (2013) Filmed in Pawhuska, Oklahoma
2016 has been a year of plenty of reading, and not so much the watching of films in paid cinema. The winners of my film list this year is none other than Fantastic Beasts, what with such loveable supporting characters like Jacob Kowalski, Percival Graves and Credence Barebone. Can’t wait to dig my hands into … More Films and Books of 2016
The Chifa book is a pictorial dictionary widely used by punters in Penang and throughout Malaysia for lottery games, and the artist who drew them was apparently my grandfather, Lim Chuin Wei (b. Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China in 1924). The book lists numbers beginning from 000 to 999 and consists of 1000 pictures showing a … More Who invented the Chifa?
Balestier House (01/07/2016) This morning I had a dream where I saw a beautiful house. It was an apartment unit located on the ground floor and it was in Balestier. I viewed the unit together with my younger sister from Australia. It had a fairly old and retro interior and the place was really clean … More Tulisan Beraneka (Assorted Writings)
In April this year, I had the great honour of winning second prize at a Shakespeare-themed writing competition. It was organised by the British Council in conjunction with a monthly writing group that I am part of, called Writing the City. Thanks to my friends who came to support me at the prize-giving ceremony, which … More Shakespeare win