into the fire that which is life


“Which doesn’t mean, of course, that I’d stopped loving her, that I’d forgotten her, or that her image had paled; on the contrary; in the form of a quiet nostalgia she remained constantly within me; I longed for her as one longs for something definitively lost.” – The Joke, Milan Kundera

It’s been one marathon of a year. As we approach the final two months of 2014, much calls for a reflection of the moments and emotions that have been had. Not to dwell upon the past, but more so, to reflect upon the growth, the lessons that were learnt along the way.

It has occurred to me (sounding kinda casual here, but yes it was close to an epiphany) that happiness is not to be found in achievements or solid moments, if solid moments were to be used to refer to milestones for the lack of a better description (no moment is solid, but ephemeral). Happiness bound to moments – and if we should only seek the same moments to relive happiness – that is stagnation, and mere repetition. Maybe happiness then, is a journey, of gratitude, of giving and of peace and compassion toward the self.

And if one were to highlight moments of the beauty in gratitude, let these serve as reminders of its existence. The real ness in the beauty of the world around us, that so easily escapes our awareness.


Graced by a hole in the wall in the heart of the CBD in Singapore – The Secret Mermaid, B1-08 Ocean Financial Centre

Of rice fields in Saenkham Terrace, Chiang Mai

A bookstore to get lost in peotry and literature
Books Actually, 9 Yong Siak Street Singapore 168645

Of good coffee, food, smiles and vibes
Auction Rooms, 103-107 Errol St, North Melbourne VIC 3051.

Of late nights with laughter and tears. Chuckle Park, 322 Little Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

To Lifelong friendships
Chez Dre,
Rear Of 285 – 287 Coventry St
South Melbourne VIC 03205

With Health

And family.



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