Monthly Archives: May 2013

The City as an Impetus of a Deadly Sin


If Singapore is a deadly sin, I would name it Envy because of the feeling this city stirs in me every time I step on its soils. The mall-like atmosphere of Changi Airport, tree-lined highways with flowering plants in the middle, and … Continue reading

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The Singapore Pub Crawl


Smoke permeates the air. I initially felt out-of-place because I don’t consider myself a party boy; You see that girl from Sweden – what’s her name again? Ah, the music is too loud. Conversations are merely punctuated by smiles that … Continue reading

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Solitude and Disappointment


I woke up this morning with a slightly heavy head from the drinking session with colleagues last night. Despite not feeling well, I went around the resort area as planned. While the following photos might look ‘inviting’, this is not a place … Continue reading

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The Philippine National Museum


I felt infinitely small when I first visited the Philippine National Museum last February. Being surrounded by tangible reminders of history was a humbling experience – the artifacts and artworks connived to remind me that in the grand scheme of things, … Continue reading

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In Saigon, “Even the Nights are Better”


A visit to Saigon is like a spiritual retreat (click here to know why). It compels you to look inwardly – grime, and all. But to say that the city is all bout relics and memories of Vietnam War  is shortsighted. For me, in Saigon, “even the nights are … Continue reading

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War: Midnight of the Soul


“How many kinds of animals can you kill with your hands?”                                      – Michael Herr, Illumination Rounds I. The Tunnels If courage has a physical form, his is contained and manifested in a slender frame and a slouching posture; a … Continue reading

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