Tan Pin Pin’s film ‘To Singapore With Love’ summed up in less than 50 words: a few communists, some ex-PAP men & women, a student activist-turned-Oxford-educated lawyer, a Gaza activist and a folk singer walk into a cinema and tell their story to a camera. What they all have in common: they all want to go … Continue reading I Went to Malaysia to Watch A Film Made In Singapore About Singapore’s Political Exiles Because The Film Isn’t Allowed Be Publicly Screened in Singapore. I know right? Whoa.
[the title works better if you read it in my voice. Specifically, my voice when i was about 6 years old in that video of me in Cameron Highlands, but thats another story….] So its been nearly 7 months since I moved back to Singapore. In these months I have obtained a smart phone to … Continue reading oh look! a brand new blog post for July! (and other new things)
….. I mean, aside from not being the only one in the room/poetry night any more…..being part of AN ENTIRE POETRY COLLECTIVE OF THEM. This year I was inducted into a crazy, amazing and what I think I can safely say is the ONLY ALL-WOMEN spoken word troupe in Singapore: THE SEKALIWAGS. And we have a … Continue reading and the best part of coming back to Singapore is……ASIAN WOMEN
Three of my poems are going to be in an anthology of Singapore women writers called BODY BOUNDARIES– the Etiquette Anthology Volume 1. Its been two years in the making, being published by the Literary Centre, and produced by this great woman-centred art collective/platform/showcase called Etiquette SG which is run by the inspiring artist & … Continue reading MORE THINGS
Taking over hosting SPEAK from the beautiful poet Deborah Emmanuel who’s leaving for Brisbane…so she and I will be featuring here, and I will be hosting along with Vanessa Victoria, and Deborah will also be performing with her dub band Wobology afterwards. It will be intense, it will be a party, it will be … Continue reading this is also happening
So I am i currently working my arse off for this freaking amazing production called Mass Hysteria, a spoken word show with 7 incredible talented women. Its on 23RD JANUARY THIS THURSDAY at the Substation an part of the Singapore Biennale. One night only, $15 per ticket. Its all about growing up in girls’ schools … Continue reading oh yeah and another thing
Here are 13 really, really,mindblowingly Nice Things to do with Poetry that I was blessed/lucky/privileged/deserved to be/really really fucking glad to be part of in 2013: [in semi-chronological order wherever possible] [massive massive thank you to everyone who remembers and/or was part of any of the following and for making it great] 1. Featured at the … Continue reading 2013 The Year of All The Things