What exactly is a 'mental storm'? This question surfaced in my mind three hours ago when I was listening to MENTAL STORMS from the ENFJ album (LEW, 2018). Everything about this song was magical and perfect - from the strumming, to the vocals and the poignant chords matched with poetic lyrics. The term 'mental storms' [...]
I am not rich, nor crazy, but I am Asian. Kevin Kwan needs to complete NS.
Just five minutes ago, I was thinking of how to answer to an artist friend (who I greatly respect, by the way! Her work can be found here). The month of June brings a crazy number of things that I need to do regarding the production of Issue 5: AMO, ARMOUR for Carpe Bloom. We're embarking [...]
Lau Siew Mei wrote wonderfully and terrifyingly about the supernatural world and the treachery of our own internal mind’s workings, creating an entrancing narrative of a neighbourhood that charted each other’s lives and were interconnected by voids meant to be filled, or that had been haphazardly filled.
I met a stranger in the skin of someone familiar. In June, 2015, I remember running to the sinks and turning on the faucet. I never turned on the faucet with my bare hands in school because the sink faucets were dirty as hell, and we all knew it.
MINISTRY OF MORAL PANIC is an innocent-looking book; packed within its pages are seemingly explosive weapons filled to the brim with gun powder. Do we say phrases like 'filled to the brim with gun powder'? Is that sentence correctly constructed? I don't know. But what I do know is that the debut collection of Amanda [...]
I almost never start stories with a quote, but here I am. William Longgood, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in 1963, once said that “Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination”. This is certainly, without any hint of sarcasm, ‘breaking news’ for me. And I’m being completely serious. When we were younger [...]
V is Virginia Woolf and V is also for Validation. The two are not necessarily inter-related, but there is a certain something about her Vivacious life. -- Do we just do what we love or do what we're supposed to do?
--dear girl, in this world right now, to live means to live with your eyes closed and your third-eye open; the third eye is not the devil's nor is it the wandering spirit's, but rather it is the window (that other people force you to look out of)--
I would 10/10 Recommend. -- Directed by Yojiro Takita, The Last Recipe was clearly a reflection of the high-quality that Takita -- the Oscar Award-winning Director (Departures) -- invests into his works. In other words, The Last Recipe took whatever expectations I had and threw them out and above the window -- this movie exceeded my expectations.