Tragedy Reaction Reminder

It’s been a bad news day, a bad news month. And I am no expert. No one is rushing me for my opinion on anything in breaking news. I can take my time to read, assess, digest, and critically form my views on everything. Shock and sadness won’t drag me into stupidity. Admitting “I don’t…

Note To My Unborn Descendants

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE MAGAZINE, OCTOBER 2012 The stillnesses of my ancestors are in my blood: The sway of their humble trees their long walks on dirt roads sewing needles & fishing rods. One day, I too will be in your blood My concrete, my playlists, the air and disaster health of my whorehouse heart. It heaves…

“Cita-cita saya…”

The most recent time I was onstage was for Story Fest 2012 in March earlier this year. 24 writers / performers were invited to revisit primary school essay titles: Saya Sebatang Pensel, If I Were A Billionaire, My Family, and Cita-Cita Saya (My Ambition). The night I was given was Cita-Cita Saya (17 March 2012),…