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Author has written 87 stories for Love, Life, School, Essay, General, Humor, Family, and Friendship.

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To a Former Ally reviews
for old times' sake
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/15/2006
Sisterhood reviews
for those who remember old friends, and for those who know growing
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 18 - Published: 4/5/2006
Psychoanalysis reviews
for those who are besieged from the inside
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 133 - Reviews: 16 - Published: 3/24/2006
ESPna reviews
for those with a different sort of anger
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 17 - Published: 3/19/2006
garden state reviews
for those in love, as i am, with this city
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/16/2006
Amelie reviews
a few pieces inspired by a French movie, (I would like to think it's) about growing up, seeing things through strange eyes and interpreting the everyday
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 4 - Words: 427 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/22/2005
Category III reviews
vaguely feminist, remotely sensual and most open to interpretation
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 15 - Published: 11/15/2005
Transcript reviews
Would you believe what is said of what was said and how? Are you untranslatable?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 14 - Published: 11/9/2005
The Geography Student reviews
(my longest piece by far, so only for the patient and the curious) I will never be a geography student because it's too late for that, and partly because some things on this planet cannot be charted, and because the human spirit is never completely examin
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 522 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/1/2005
Nocturnal reviews
Night, for the nocturnal creature, is a strange entity, both a when and a where, alternately lovely and haunting...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 319 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/17/2005
The Mahout's Handbook reviews
Mahouts are the keepers and drivers of elephants. This is a series of poems somewhat inspired by elephants, but probably not in the way you think.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 11 - Words: 2,445 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 9/25/2005 - Published: 9/18/2005
Enter reviews
sometimes I think I came to writing just in time...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 204 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/9/2005
Maybe Shanghai Forgetting reviews
Not quite sure what this piece is about. How do you interpret this? (it was vaguely inspired by the movie 2046..the mood of it, not the story..) tell me what to think.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 276 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/27/2005
Comatose reviews
...this is not a true tragedy (somewhat inspired by the issue of Euthanasia)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 242 - Reviews: 13 - Published: 8/21/2005
Serving Time reviews
for those who remember just sitting down to scrutinize time as it passes...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/14/2005
Telling reviews
for storytellers and those who know well enough not to differentiate reality from imagination
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/13/2005
Fireworks reviews
written on the ninth of August (in delirious mood) for Singapore's 40th birthday =D (some random thoughts)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 356 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/10/2005
Contact Cement reviews
inspired by the instructions on a tube of contact cement...writing about human relationships..amongst other things
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 377 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/7/2005
A Comprehensive Guide to Passing reviews
for everyone...and for those who leaves behind
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/5/2005
The Dam reviews
have not posted for a long while...this piece may be read sexually-or not...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 203 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/31/2005
The Spirit of the Dead Keeps Watch reviews
based on the painting of the same title by Paul Gauguin (google it to see! it's a famous painting) kind of an abstract take on anticipating or fearing death
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/13/2005
Birdsongs on a Sunday Morning reviews
written (obviously) on a sunday morning... some thoughts about living day-to-day-to-day-to-day...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/11/2005
Paper Boat reviews
inspired by the origami paper boat. i rewrote this later. but i shall post the original one here first...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/10/2005
PostModernist Archaeology reviews
a very short piece..kind of abstract..may be love..it depends
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/8/2005
The Accidental Impressionist reviews
inspired by my revising the impressionist movement...for those who live for the moment (perhaps)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 7/6/2005
Sobering Songs reviews
I'm music illiterate...and am absurdly proud of my independence from music..though I must (ironically) admire those who do know music...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/21/2005
A Hypothesis for History reviews
for those who are studying the past
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/20/2005
Love, Questionable reviews
To be honest I know nothing about love..my rather simplistic views, random musings in a fit of romanticism...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/19/2005
Relocating reviews
my recollections of moving house and other details from the back of my mind...this actually started off as an experiment with the domino rhyme scheme..
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 6/17/2005
A Figurine of You reviews
my first time trying to write within a traditional verse form,a Pantoum..though i admittedly strayed off the abab rhyme scheme a bit...tell me if this should fall under "love" instead
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 6/16/2005
this is not a poem about old men reviews
Inspired by this old man who sits at the void deck of my apartment block all day, every day, without fail. One wonders what he is watching, what he is thinking..also some thoughts about growing up in Singapore
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 200 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 6/14/2005
Time of Falsetto Daydreams reviews
Trying to write something that reflects life in Singapore and how it generally feels...very experimental, again
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 273 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 6/13/2005
Blue Baby Blue reviews
another poem inspired by visuals...this time an image of a fetus which i found online (nothing gory, of course)...email me for the picture if you really really want to see it and is unable to do so by following the instructions in the footnotes...another
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 14 - Published: 6/12/2005
Rendezvous reviews
this piece grew out of a random excerpt of Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"...totally random since I am hardly familiar with the mentioned poem to begin with...an experimental piece, again =)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 317 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 6/11/2005
Street Scene with Lanterns reviews
a painting-poem with a story of sorts...trying out something i picked up at CAP workshop...called "ekphrasis" .although i hesitate to say that i have fully grasped the technique..i must say i had fun writing this!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 250 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/10/2005
Confessions of the Stagehand reviews
Inspired by my stint as a stage-hand (so called, although I generally did nothing)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 308 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/8/2005
The Male Woman reviews
There are times when feminity and masculinity aren't mutually exclusive...and maybe being a bit of both is the ideal
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 198 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/7/2005
To Live and die reviews
I suppose this piece runs the risk of being cliched, but I really felt I needed to.Really am sick of suppression. of everything. This is uncharacteristic of me...I don't know.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 14 - Published: 6/6/2005
Plenary Notes reviews
(this is probably kind of a "cheating" piece..but it's all in the name of fun) 90% of the lines here come from the notes i've scribbled down randomly during plenary lectures at CAP camp..apologies to whoever may be offended (or something...) this is my at
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 291 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/5/2005
Concrete Jungle Walk reviews
written after being made to go on a walk for inspiration...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/4/2005
It is Too Late Now I’ve Grown up reviews
the youngest children make the best artists..so they say. My reflections on my writing
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 250 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/29/2005
Wirefest reviews
Written after a crash-course on wire sculpturing...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 5/25/2005
Of Men, Mysteries, and Monks reviews
Heavily inspired by (but otherwise unrelated to) my forays into the chinese Wuxia novel Tian Long ba Bu by renowned writer Louis Cha... my current obsession =P (p.s. actually, only 161 words if you ignore footnotes)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 267 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 5/23/2005
Flow reviews
A collection of five poems on the theme of water/rain and its relation to us
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 6 - Words: 1,113 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/21/2005
Breakfast in Words reviews
A collection of short pieces based on breakfast foods
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 14 - Words: 879 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/17/2005 - Published: 5/4/2005
Something to Write About reviews
Many people like to write about writing...this is my take on bringing an idea to life
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 277 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 5/17/2005
Jenny reviews
About my mother (not a very creative topic..Iknow, but it is a personal one..)
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/13/2005
The Scholars reviews
Warning: Only for those with patience...My longest piece by far (Not deliberately..it just grew out of proportions) Personal musings on elitism...the feeling of never being enough.If you're brave enough to read the whole thing I hope it means something..
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 220 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 5/12/2005
The First Lesson reviews
Sometimes staying expressionless is more beneficial than fighting back
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 24 - Published: 5/1/2005
1 Hour 43 Minutes 55 Seconds reviews
Written after a phone call to a friend I haven't seen in ages
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/28/2005
In Anticipation of Love reviews
The feeling of waiting
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 4/28/2005
The Sick and the Dead reviews
(Written in a fit of cynicism) To lament
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Reviews: 22 - Published: 4/24/2005
Better than Your Face reviews
For more than acquaintances
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 14 - Published: 4/23/2005
Acquainted reviews
For people whom I want to know more about
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 4/23/2005
Torso reviews
Taking a close up of the space between chin and navel
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/19/2005
Waiting for the Bus reviews
something that happens everyday...except maybe on rare days when they are there already and you have to run to catch up...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 18 - Published: 4/18/2005
Chickening Out reviews
When there are so many troubles mounting it's so much more tempting to be a coward
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 202 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 4/17/2005
Born from Nothing reviews
A blasted headache I have
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/16/2005
Beachcomber reviews
Little things on the coast we often fail to appreciate
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/15/2005
Last Nuptials reviews
My first attempt at a historical piece..minus perhaps the perfect accuracy of facts!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/15/2005
Pajamas reviews
Loving the space between pajamas and bare skin
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 4/11/2005
Last Drop of Milk reviews
My somewhat irrelevant take on having to choose when all the possibilities don't seem appealing
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/10/2005
Laxative reviews
For those who cannot help but gorge on life
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 4/9/2005
A Whimsical Penning reviews
For days that are too long and for those who survive on imagination
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/2/2005
Grandma reviews
About my grandmother, whom iI'm unfortunately not very close to because I cannot understand dialect when it is spoken as fast as she does!
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2005
Grudge reviews
For those who are bottling up those bad feelings
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 21 - Published: 3/28/2005
Fairer Flirt reviews
Just for fun, my take on flirtitious, animal-like behavior of people =D WARNING: contains elements of feminist slants
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/24/2005
Thingummies reviews
Written for everyone passing by, in acknowledgement of your presences
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/23/2005
Monsters reviews
The stuff of nightmares
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 15 - Published: 3/22/2005
Long White Tunnel reviews
A combination of two recurring dreams of childhood, one of long white tunnels and one of (for some reason) orange sugar
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 3/20/2005
Ants in the Kitchen reviews
Observation during one of many lazy afternoons spent lounging in the kitchen as Mom cooks
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 3/20/2005
Bearing in Mind reviews
Things-to-do in the aftermath
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/19/2005
Still Not Sleeping reviews
For those who are awake still, at an unearthly hour
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/19/2005
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not reviews
For when you are getting mixed signals
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 3/19/2005
Woman in the Crowd reviews
A very short observation piece
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 3/18/2005
Emerald Hill reviews
Written after a visit to, obviously, Emerald Hill (and for the benefit of those who are wondering, this is a street in Singapore historically known to be a predominantly Peranakan-owned)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/17/2005
The Ways I will Remember you reviews
Another one for the broken-hearted
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/17/2005
The Beggarman reviews
There aren't many of them left...at least that's what i perceive
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/16/2005
The Ferris Wheel Man reviews
For those who remember going to funfairs
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 161 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/15/2005
We All Laughed reviews
Written two years ago (hence a little more childish), again based on the title, about the ordeal of a person who is imprisoned for no reason during war
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,527 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/15/2005
Around the Corner reviews
Written a year ago based on the tilte "Around the Corner", a short story about changng environment through the eyes of a young boy as he grows up in a rapidly modernizing country...
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,517 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/15/2005
The Day After Dday reviews
Written the day after the realese of mportant examination results (the Os, if you know what i mean)...for those who are stuck on a number
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/15/2005
The Structure of the Couple reviews
For those who believe in growing old together
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/15/2005
The Day Before Dday reviews
Written on the day before the release of important exam results...for those who may feel the same way on a long long day while awaiting the coming of something momentous
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/15/2005
The Orange Dreams reviews
For those who, having peered though coloured cellophane paper, saw a simpler, better and more familiar place
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 3/15/2005
An Obsession with Cameras and a Fear of Lost Love reviews
A moment of realization that nothing really preserves the good times you've shared
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/14/2005
Moon reviews
for the broken-hearted
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 92 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/14/2005