Video

Dust to Dust

All your acting / Your thin disguise / All your perfectly delivered lines / They don’t fool me / You’ve been lonely / Too long

Our image of romantic love evolves. I used to want the all encompassing, drama-filled, crazy can’t-live-without-you love. As I got older Continue reading

Umbrella Revolution: erosion of impartial reporting, police beating footage, and truth seeking amid chaos

This is again, about Hong Kong’s fight for democracy. But it’s also about censorship, good journalism, and collective truth seeking. Things that matter to everyone.  Continue reading

Nomination: One Lovely Blog Award

one-lovely-blog1I’ve only been blogging for a short while and consider myself a newbie, so it came as a surprise when Sueju Takeshi nominated me for this. I am honoured and inspired, Takeshi, by your writing and outlook in life. For those who haven’t read his blog, please do. A polymath, fluent in several languages including Filipino and English (with advanced to working knowledge of Thai, Japanese and Chinese too), along with a passion for the sciences, Takeshi is a budding writer Continue reading

Women friendships – go to the source during conflict

Guy-Guy vs Girl-Girl Relationships

friendship_holding_handsI often argue with my fiancé about guy-guy friendships versus girl-girl friendships. He thinks guys are simpler and more straightforward. Have a beer, play some ball, and everything’s fine again. Girls on the other hand, cat-fight, get jealous, and are generally prone to a lot more back-handed competition. That’s his point of view. Being generally protective of my own gender and to tone down his swelling ego as being part of the ‘cooler’ male sex, I rebutted. Not true. It’s not a sex thing, it’s a personality thing. People can get along fine, be good friends, as long as their personalities mesh.

My point may have been made for the sake of argument. Truth is, I can’t help but feel that girl-girl friendships are indeed more complicated than the guy-guy friendships I know. Continue reading

Quote
Stranger sharing my journey

Stranger sharing my journey

Is it easier to be honest with complete strangers?

I once met a man on a plane and started telling him things I found difficult to tell people I knew. Difficult, because I feared judgement from my circle and how they would view my choice. With this stranger, there were no strings attached. Continue reading

Trusting Strangers