No, no, November

November passed by really slowly at first, then in the last week it flew by and suddenly it was over. I started off the month trying to rush out two short stories – and I ended up writing “Two Figures in a Car” for Epigram Books and “One Last Time” for Fixi Novo. I spent … More No, no, November

October is over

So glad that October has come to an end – the 31 days sure past by pretty slowly. This time last year, the last quarter of the year was an almost “breaking down” period for me, with so many commitments to meet and people to juggle. So this year, I am determined to manage it … More October is over


A tribute to the annual haze Jerebu, jerebu Membebaskan udara kelabu Datang menjenguk Sambil mengangguk Jerebu, jerebu Mata direnjis debu Nafas kian terganggu Dan fikiran bercelaru Jerebu, jerebu Melancong dari Pekanbaru Hidung tersedut hangus Dan tubuh diliputi kabus Jerebu, jerebu Alam kian menjemu Jalan raya sunyi sepi Bagai apokalips zombi Turunlah hujan dari awan Sementara … More Jerebu

The Mortal Instruments

Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream: The Genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection. -Julius Caesar, Act II Scene I

A Singing Bird is Caged

Have you ever seen a dwelling place so dense? Where every man erects an invisible fence Claiming their territory, claiming their ground All the while looking 300 feet down It’s a graveyard for the living Stacked like cabinet filing For widows and young professionals Who die from the weight of expectation Where wars are waged … More A Singing Bird is Caged