A Safe Space for Dark Thoughts

On Saturday morning I woke up on my friends' couch, very hungover, to the news that my old lady neighbour had passed away. On Sunday morning I woke up way too early on a Sunday morning to attend a workshop entitled Poetry as Ferocity which ended up taking me to some unresolved cobwebs in my …

How I Feel after Ti-Jean

I’ve been struggling to process my feelings and thoughts towards my theatrical debut in Derek Walcott's Ti-Jean and His Brothers. I am from the school of thought that just because you can do something doesn't mean you should do it. I strongly believe that you must do the things that bring you joy and that you’re …

Happy Birthday

Every year, when the many greetings and Facebook posts and What's Apps and phone calls come in, I feel the pressure to be happy on my birthday. It's an odd thing to say and admit out loud because why would you feel pressured into being happy? As an only child, single female, Virgo, introverted extrovert …

Processing…

For a month, I lived crime-free. I was oblivious to all things related to crime. What I mean is I didn't hear any sirens, ambulance or police. The only time I saw a police presence was at an intersection directing traffic because Bali has very little to no traffic lights. People left their doors open. …

Questions

You're back from vacation, back to the life you left behind for how ever long and your friends and family start asking the dreaded question: How was your trip? How. How. How? Is how the right word? Can you describe the how? What more do you say other than It was great! and hope they don't …