"Encik Brown will see you now," said the secretary to the visitor. The visitor was a young lady wearing a blue cardigan over a white blouse. Her brown hair fell to her shoulders, unencumbered by the lack of a tudung. She was led to a huge office with black-and-white furnishings and glass windows that stretched … Continue reading Three Shades of Brown
EMBARK ON AN ADVENTURE THAT IS AS INCREDIBLE AS IT IS INSANE; A PARODY OF LIFE, CULTURE, PHILOSOPHY AND, OF COURSE, HARRY POTTER. 11-year-old orphan Harris bin Potter thinks he is an average Singaporean boy – until he meets a giant janitor with a Jamaican accent (amongst others), finds himself having conversations with delivery boxes, … Continue reading Accio Harris bin Potter and The Stoned Philosopher!
The screen of his phone glowed alive, and in the boundless dark, there was a splinter of light. Groggily, he turned the vibrating, glowing slice of metal in his hands, so the glare of the phone radiated onto his face, bathing his weary visage in its jaundiced glow. There was a tab on the screen, … Continue reading The Bedlam Express: Sins of The Father
It's been a while since I've written poetry, so I'm taking this chance to get back at it even though I am as lyrical as wax right now. With eggnog in my egghead, here are some lazy quatrains for the lazy holidays! Enjoy! A Quarter To Quatrain At a quarter to quatrain I sit in … Continue reading All Aboard The Quatrain!!
Those Are Your Options There are private oceans and collective depths, A bright early mourning and a wasted breath, The righteous left, powder, my whisky-stained nose, That juicebox symphony of a street-end crow. I kicked a ball to while away, My refusal to make things rhyme today. There are the nuanced vagaries of a knife … Continue reading Anarchy (A Romantic Poetry Collection)
My friends would know this: never EVER lend books to me. I get too immersed in it, I keep it with me at all times and I become anti-social. I apologize to my friends for having to put up with that. But I need to clarify that I do this to books that are really good. I … Continue reading Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: The Greatest Self-Help Book Ever Written
And so it came to pass that for 40 days and 40 nights, it rained, and a great flood covered the Earth. All the people and all the animals had perished in the deluge, save two by two of each species livin' la vida loca in Noah's boat, and Noah's family hurling vomit into the … Continue reading Seven Fish and The Submerged Tree: An Incomparable Parable
Harris bin Potter could now see the entrance to the magical school, Hog-Tak-Halal-What - equal parts walled fortress, equal parts bastion of medieval European architecture that somehow found its way to this part of South-East Asia. Hog-Tak-Halal-What was located in Singapore. The non-magical population of Singapore could not see it, however. It was not because … Continue reading Harris bin Potter and The Stoned Philosopher/ Chapter 3: The Sorting Songkok
A little blast from the past - Little Red Riding Tudung was my first attempt at satirical writing. This little gem was written January 7th, 2009, while I was still studying Mass Communication in Ngee Ann Polytechnic. I understand that some of what I wrote can be construed as racist (against my own race, no … Continue reading Little Red Riding Tudung