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
Time has flown by so quickly, and without realising it I have neglected this blog almost unwittingly. It is now the middle of June and I have just enough time to sit down and think about where my last six months has gone – and how I am determined to spend my next six. I … More 6/6
(Clockwise from left) incubus at Hard Rock Sentosa, vacation in Sandakan, finalist at Esquire x Montblanc Fiction Project, Bersih 4.0 rally, Ambon in Indonesia, Ranong trip, Teddy to Singapore, white water rafting in Kenaboi, year-end trip to Krabi
Movies: 1) American Sniper – GV Cathay, Singapore (Jan) 2) Inherent Vice – Filmgarde Bugis+, Singapore (Feb) 3) Focus – Cineleisure, Singapore (Feb) 4) Fast and Furious 7 – Shaw Lido, Singapore (Apr) 5) Fast and Furious 7 – Cineleisure, Singapore (Apr) 6) Avengers 2: Age of Ultron – Shaw Lido, Singapore (Apr) 7) Mad … More The 2015 List: Books & Movies
I left the office early on Christmas Eve and went home to take a nap. I dreamt that I was queuing up for food in my school canteen in Penang, but it was located by the side of a shopping mall. I didn’t know what I wanted, so I let the girl behind me choose … More Swans in Batu Uban (A Christmas Eve dream)