Boris: The First Of The New Firsts

How do you describe a man from Lugano who unknowingly made you pick up your paint brush again? That he is beautiful. That he let Italian roll out of his tongue whenever you asked him to do so, never mind if you didn’t understand a word he said. That he is almost as brilliant but in a melancholic … [Read more...]

Ono: George Town’s Love Machine

When Bangkok suffered the could-have-been-prevented flood last year, I got my backpack ready and stuffed my travel necessities in a jiffy to take refuge at my dearest cousin’s abode in Penang, Malaysia. For a month, I was my cousin Anne’s refugee and yes, I could have went on with being one except … [Read more...]

Cynthia: The Not So Ordinary Mother

Because it’s mother’s day here in Thailand, I decided to write about that crazy lady who have turned my world up-side-down and down-side-up so many times that I learned to make up my mind (at a very young age) which side works for me. Her unique parenting skills taught me to never budge from where I … [Read more...]

Nameless Sudanese Toddler: The Catalyst

10 years ago, after thoughtlessly going through my e-mails, I stumbled upon this disturbing photo of a Sudanese child struggling towards a UN food camp where a vulture patiently perched nearby. Photo credit: Kevin Carter I can still clearly remember the sinking feeling I felt and I couldn’t … [Read more...]

Robin: The Best Friend

Amongst all of them, no one set the bar higher than acquaintance turned best friend, turned boyfriend, then turned back to best friend than my Robin. Yes, I will always refer to him as my Robin. Not many people understand this, but that’s just how it is between us and we never found the need to … [Read more...]