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‘The Possession’ by Annie Ernaux (Audiobook)

These lines were arresting and expressed what I have thought a countless number of times. Oh the liberty to write with such freedom. But the author has bravely done so even when alive. She is shockingly honest. She speaks of … Continue reading

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Horrified by the attack on Salman Rushdie

In my life there are certain events that have shocked me to the core. When I was a kid it was news about Princess Diana’s death (heart wrenching to think of her young boys) and later the assassination of Indira … Continue reading

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Emily Gravett

I adore illustrations by Emily Gravett. She’s an English children’s book writer and illustrator who is in her fourties like me. To me her’s is the dream career and her talent is what I admire as opposed to careers where … Continue reading

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Celine: An Amazing Blogger

I have such admiration for her writing and courage to write about her painful life experiences. You have to read Celine’s life stories. So heartfelt, I think like me you can’t help being deeply moved and rooting for her all … Continue reading

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Exploring the Central Business District near Raffles Place MRT

I love the downtown area near Raffles Place MRT. It’s nice to walk around the area as I hardly get a chance to go there. I think it’s one of the best work locations although I don’t think many would … Continue reading

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Furthest North I’ve Ever Been: Helsinki & Stockholm

This is the most last minute trip I have ever been on. Felt quite unprepared and the night before wanted to cancel, due to my claustrophobia. I had a major panic attack and it was quite scary. Thank goodness for … Continue reading

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Steve’s Firstborn: Lisa Brennan-Jobs

I am a sucker for father daughter stories and recently I have been captivated when I stumbled upon an article about Steve Jobs’ eldest child. I had not heard about Lisa Brennan till today. She is a writer and just … Continue reading

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Summer Read: Dolci di Love by Sarah-Kate Lynch

I am quite a snob when it comes to what they call chick lit. I tend to go for books that take some effort to read and are grounded in reality with all their suffering, misery and hopelessness. They tend … Continue reading

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David Walliams & Quentin Blake: The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress is a passionate celebration of individuality as this review in the Telegraph reveals. “The theme of the book is that we should all celebrate our differences,” says Walliams, who reckons he wrote 10 different drafts … Continue reading

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Books: Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut

I always enjoy a Kurt Vonnegut book. I guess you would classify them as Science-fiction although I never thought of them as such. The language is deceptively simple but the ideas are always deeply profound. I just adore Vonngut’s wit … Continue reading

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Books: Salman Rushdie’s Luka and the Fire of Life

I wanted so much to like this book and I actually found it pleasing from the onstart, but somehow I found myself skimming through in the middle. This is after all a book for children that is meant to appeal … Continue reading

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I’m Posting Every Day in 2011

If I miss a day I hope to make up for it on other days. Actually, I have been posting quite regularly since I started in April 2010. To be honest I have become addicted to blogging as it’s filled … Continue reading

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My Confession: I Should Not be Ashamed of This, But I Am

I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to put this out there, but ok here goes – I am unemployed. I am jobless and very ashamed, guilt ridden, and embarrassed about it. The thing is, I wasn’t retrenched, … Continue reading

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Which Famous Author Do You Write Like?

I got a different author each time, I copied and pasted texts from my recent blog posts. The thing is, I got David Foster Wallace three times. I am not familiar with his work. I wikipedia-ed his name, and it … Continue reading

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