Opinions

Just What Is It With Love?

It all started with a conversation. I was talking to my friend Bernard a day before the oh-it’s-that-day-again Valentine’s day. For some of my long-time companions, Bernard included, ̶…

All Roads Lead You Home

For most of us, visiting home is an enriching experience. We have the expats who yearn for their homeland every now and then. There are others who see their folks occasionally despite living in the sa…

Finalement

Every journey begins with an end. The end of an experience, an empire, an ephemeral existence. ~ ~ ~ We’ve all come a long way. It doesn’t matter how long we’ve lived or where we came from previously.…

Mother tongue

An entry I submitted for a Cambodian poetry competition on how our mother tongues tell deeper stories about our roots and experiences. Speak to me any way you can but sing to me in your mother tongue …

A Note After Election Day

You thought that it was a bad dream. It was not. The flags streaked with red, blue, and a messy splash of orange in a sea of red caps. Beyond the crazy mad months that the world has endured, lies a fu…

No, It’s Undebatable

I have been a firm believer of the “there is no right answer” philosophy. Indeed, for most of my life, I have witnessed many events, whether significant on a personal or larger level, where one can dr…

Comedy: Its (Dis)comforts

Imagine a world where one can’t seek relief from an abysmal state of affairs. Affairs that invite fury – towards unscrupulous politicians, ridicule – towards politicians who lack a b…

The True Value of a Human Being

After a good 20 years of my life or so cumulatively spent in Singapore, I am currently on a sojourn in Tokyo, Japan. Living in a comparatively international environment, I have literally met people fr…

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