Sunday, July 16, 2006

texts from mid-June to mid-July

Yong Shu Hoong's "dowhile"
Joel Derfner's "Gay Haiku"

Richard Gordon's "The Private Life of Florence Nightingale"

Eugene Ionesco’s “The Chairs”
Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”

Jane Chia's "Georgette Chen (1906-1993), A Pioneer Artist"
Quentin Crisp's "The Naked Civil Servant"
Ho Ho Ying and Liu Kang’s “Re-connecting: Selected Writings on Singapore Art and Art Criticism”
Marc Smith’s “The Idiot’s Guide to Slam Poetry”

*Graphic Texts*
Alison Bechdel's "Invasion of the Dykes to Watch Out For"

"Body Remix: Goldberg Variations"
Chamber Made Opera's ""Phobia"
Theatreworks' "Play On Earth"
The Necessary Stage's "Mobile"
SRT’s "The Dresser"
The Finger Players’ “First Family”
The Ordinary Theatre’s ”Serve” (my play!) and Republic Polytechnic’s “Over the Wall”

*Movies *
Pixar's "Cars"
"The King and the Clown"
Ho Tzu Nyen’s “4 X 4: Episodes of Singapore Art”

Thursday, July 06, 2006


A disease incident to sailors within the tropics, characterized by delirium in which the patient, it is said, fancies the sea to be green fields, and desires to leap into it.

I <3 the OED.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Icelandic dreams

Hans Haraldsson, my crush in Reykjavik just wrote me the following:

"I had a verry strange, verry postmodern dream about you last night. Youretuned to Iceland with members of "your" family (a mother, two sisters andtwo brothers). Your mother was the emperess Cixi (a can´t remeber the new(pinjyng?) spelling form) from "The Last Emperor", your sisters werecaracters from some scene in a movie that took place in a chinatown and yourtwo brothers were a samurai from a Kurusawa film and a biker from a HongKong made action film. I really can't remember the detais of the "plot" buti do remember that you went missing and that there were some Hong Kong stylemass fighting incidents about something.

My interpretation of this dream comes in two parts. A) That i am verry envious of you because you live in the warm, colourfull and divers orient.And (in my imagination, get to buy fresh exotic fruit of street vendours) B)That i have to rase the standart of quality for the south-east asian cinema i watch."

Curious, innit? He's fully aware of the inappropriate exoticisation that's happening in his mind, yet it pervades his unconscious.

As I've mentioned to him, the pine dreams of the palm, and the palm of the pine.