April 30, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Am I particularly well-informed in the sphere of politics? No. Politically apathetic? Hard to be in the current political climate.
For over 40 years, soccer and American politics have been far more interesting for Singaporeans to discuss than our stagnant and immovable PAPlitical scene. But there’s a whiff of change in the air, and regardless of whether the 2011 elections will bring in actual tides of change, it is undeniable that something has cracked in the veneer of a peaceful and contented society that the PAP has tried desperately to mask for the past decade. This little tear in the fabric has now morphed into an fast evolving monster that the PAP is clueless in handling.
I’m no expert, and I’m not going to pretend to be. But there are just a few things I’d like to point out. « Read the rest of this entry »
April 18, 2011 § 2 Comments
Because I couldn’t have put it more eloquently myself.
Dear Dead Lover,
I am sorry to inform you of this, but you are dead. Do not be confused by what may appear to be normal signs of life: breathing, a pulse, a thought. I have diagnosed you and you are certainly, unequivocally, without a doubt dead. There will be no eulogy, no funeral. I have buried you in the region of my body farthest from my head. I believe that this is somewhere in the feet, possibly in one of the toes, but the exact location is unknown and better left undisclosed. « Read the rest of this entry »
April 13, 2011 § Leave a Comment
April 6, 2011 § 3 Comments
Caught the broadway musical for the second time this (or yesterday) evening. I first watched it when I was in London with mom and sis in 2009, and was totally blown away by the set and costuming.
Back then I was a freshly minted sophomore. Movies were not yet ruined for me as a result of my film education. The ‘formulae’ of storytelling had not yet become itemized segments in my mind.
Two years down the road and a few more short films later, I’ve become far more sensitive to the nuances, hooks and turning points in the process of telling a story, be it one on screen or stage.
There will be spoilers, but really, how many of you don’t know the story of Lion King? « Read the rest of this entry »