Sunday, September 20, 2009

Had a great time writing with the Proletariat Poetry Society today.

Invited emerging/recently returned from abroad and bloody good poets Johann Loh and Lee Yew Leong along as well. We must've generated at least 100 doggerels between us. Yew Leong says he wants to buy a typewriter of his own - better suited to his writing, he says.

Plus we get paid $30 each for our servility! On the downside, left my headphones back there.

And now for some lolz.

UPDATE: Seems that my mentee, [redacted], ordered a poem for me at PPF today:

you were all dying when it began


in taoist philosophy, there is something that is referred to as XUAN
it is a murky, unclear thing, existing somewhat like a cloud of
mystery and undefined certainties
all things pass through it before exi ting
and will do so again after their end
in it, this primordial substance
are the XXXXXXXXX imaginary numbers
and the unspoken words

Woowhee. I wrote my mentors an assload of poems. But did I ever commission any for them? Nosiree!

Kudos: I has it.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Oh yeah! And I'm going to be working with Proletariat Poetry Factory on Saturday (tomorrow) at Raffles City.

It'll be at:

Basement 1, Raffles City Shopping Centre (Outside MPH & Gloria Jeans)
3:00pm - 7:00pm

We'll be using typewriters and headphones to create stream-of-consciousness poetry on order, for $4 or so per piece. Come along and patronise us!

I think we're a run-up event for Singapore Writers' Festival? But I may be mistaken.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Rethinking the Nanyang

There's a public forum happening at 3:15 on Sat 25 September at the National Library on the Nanyang Artists (i.e. folks like Liu Kang, Georgette Chen and Cheong Soo Pieng who established a natively Malayan school of painting here in the '50s). Come if you like.

I'll be speaking the week after on Saturday 3 October, 3pm, same time, about the development of the musical "Georgette". Details forthcoming.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Comparative Literature Fail

The chronic procrastinator strikes again with found lols. Apologies to all.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Speak Truth to Papa

(Scene: Car Interior)

YS: So mum wanted to have dinner on Saturday, and I told her I'd be happy to go if I could bring my boyfriend.

Father: Yuck! No!

YS: Yeah, well, that's more or less what she said.

Father: I've told you before. We are tolerant. But we don't embrace it.

YS: But don't you want to meet him? Aren't you glad I'm finally serious about somebody?

Father: Aiyah, I can't explain my reasons to you.

YS: Um, is that because they're not actually founded on logic?

(Yeah, this actually happened a few hours ago. Of course I love the fact that my dad brought us up to talk back to him)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Singapore MRT Anagram Map!!!

I've been wanting to post this since forever. Click on it. You know you want to.

From Black Coffee (Deprecated). Wonder if he's working on a version that includes the Circle Line?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Sorry, showing my age.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Texts August 2009

Yes, it's true. I only watched two movies last month.

=Wole Soyinka’s “Selected Poems”
+Emily Brontë’s “Poems of Solitude”
+Koh Jee Leong’s “Equal to the Earth”
=Jerome Kugan’s “The Loneliest Profession in the World”

+Mary Hooper's "Newes From the Dead"
+Jack London’s “Before Adam”
+Lloyd Jones’s “The Book of Fame”
+J.M. Coetzee’s “Waiting for the Barbarians”

+Rabindranath Tagore’s “Chitra”
+Peter Schaffer’s “Amadeus”

+Kenneth Paul Tan’s “Renaissance Singapore”
+Jan Morris’s “Conundrum”

=Action Theatre’s “Streetwalkers”
+Dream Academy’s “Sing Dollar”
=Talk Sense’s “Ah Kua Show”
+Mux’s “What Day Is It Today?”
+Atlantis Productions Inc’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
+STAGES’s “H Is For Hantu”
=Play Den Productions’ “Salusuah”
+Cake Theatre’s “The Comedy of the Tragic Goats”
+Toy Factory’s “The Crab Flower Club”
+Checkpoint Theatre’s “Recalling Mother”

+NUS Museum’s “Baba House”
+Chris Yap’s “Of Fingerbowls and Hankies”
=Matthias Heng’s “8-8-88”
+2902 Gallery’s “Paradise Lost”
+8QSAM’s “President’s Young Talents”
National Museum’s =“Story of the Image” and +“Lost In the City”
+Sarkasi Said’s “Batik Fusion Exotica”
+Malay Heritage Centre’s permanent exhibition
+Artspace@Helutrans’s “100 Objects Remixed”
+Valentine Willie’s “The Air-Conditioned Recession”

Kan Lume’s “Female Games”
+Jack Neo’s “Where Got Ghost”