Yourself, in Recovery.

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…

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YELLOW CHAIR: The Last Immigrant

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.

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Listen to Reason

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.

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Yellow Chair: MINISTRY OF MORAL PANIC

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…

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Here’s my MIC Drop

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…

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Like Anyone Else

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?

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The Last Recipe

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.

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Light to Night Festival 2018 : At Home in the Mud

The Padang was muddy. However, the festival wasn’t cruddy – Light to Night 2018 was pretty amazing. – We went on Jan 20, 2018…

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One Minute To Execute the Change

The New One Minute Manager is a slim volume—one that I imagine is much slimmer than its first, older edition [the #1 Bestseller on Managing Your Work and Life]—and not what I expected at all. The book’s authors are Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, and both of them came together to write an awesome book.…

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TALKING-GAME | An online Interview Resource

From experience in reporting, to expanding into formal reviews and journalism, Athena hopes to provide solid insight from the perspective of a self-taught writer/Editor of a younger demographic. -The art of interviewing someone else is beautiful if we poise the brush to bring us the best strokes on the canvas. To paint a really good picture — aka make the most out of an interview — as interviewers, we need to ask really good questions. –

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