Category Archives: About the Arts

Finding The Berlin Patient

When was the last time you did something for the first time? Time and again, I ask myself, especially during this time of the year, if I venture out of my comfort zone often enough. Sometimes we think we are … Continue reading

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Art Republic

This week, some fast and furious questions were directed at me – ‘What is so good about ‘Ilo Ilo’?’ ‘A story about a maid and her employers. How good can it be?’ ‘I was busy, I didn’t have time to … Continue reading

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A Place To Go Back To

A few weeks ago, I attended a launch event for a new singer. Near the venue, I chanced upon Stefanie Sun whom I have not met for a while. She asked if I was there for the same event. I … Continue reading

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Xue Song, The Artist Who Rose From The Ashes

I read an online story of a family in the Philippines whose house was burned down by a fire. When all seemed lost, especially to the head of the family who was in despair, the eldest son devised a way … Continue reading

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The Five Boys By The River

Do you sometimes feel when you see something for the first time, that you have seen it before? A familiarity. Like seeing an old friend. You know for a fact that it is the first time. But the feeling lingers. … Continue reading

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