Drank the Monkey Shoulder, pondered the Maharaja. Ate the log cake, mixed the ground coffee. Bit the cherry, picked the berries. Poured the white tea, took the selfie. Checked the cousin, talked the motorbike. Put on a good show.
n. politics the principles relating to or inherent in a sphere or activity, especially when concerned with power and status ie. “the politics of gender” Childhood relations are such that they are defined within the perimeters of your immediate family. That leaves you little choice with who, or what, you engage with. As an adult,Continue reading “The Politics of Childhood”
The craziest sister in the world wants a divorce. She has only been married for two years, but all feelings are lost. The craziest sister in the world is going out with racer boys. They are boys disguised as men disguised as toys. The craziest sister in the world hangs out at Antarabangsa. Drinking byContinue reading “The Craziest Sister in the World”
So fathers, be good to your daughters Daughters will love like you do Girls become lovers who turn into mothers So mothers be good to your daughters too — John Mayer. My parents have four daughters. Two are married and two are single. When you are a woman and you are married, you ‘belong’ toContinue reading “Daughters”
I am obsessed with factories. Soap factories. Peanut factories. Chocolate factories. Not least, foam factories. Manufacturing is in my blood. I love machines. Tractors, industrial buildings, engineering works. That was probably why I loved England, and specifically Manchester so much. It was the home of the Industrial Revolution. When I was younger, I never likedContinue reading “My Father’s Factory”
Going back to Penang always makes me that tad bit humble. It reminds me of where I come from, and that my life is no more superior than others’. It is just as normal, messy and complex as any other life. Sometimes I have friends that I’m embarrassed to be seen with (Why? Because IContinue reading “Back to Penang”
There is an uncle in my family who doesn’t drive. And the reason he doesn’t drive is because he is a poet, and he has too many things going on in his mind to concentrate on the road. As the middle child in the family, it’s sometimes great to be stuck in between. My olderContinue reading “Middle child goodness”
What does it mean to open your life up to someone and be vulnerable and put yourself in a position to be hurt? It simply means that people will always annoy you and irritate you, and most of the time, we will only find out once we’ve got a bit closer to that person. IfContinue reading “If you want to go fast, go alone”