I watched The Freedom Writers (2007) last night at Caritas’ Faith on Film event. It evoked powerful emotions in me; I found myself tearing at multiple points. But amidst all the sentimentality, the emotion that struck me the most was resentment. For a good first half or even two-thirds of the film, I felt bitter. […]
Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 5 of 5 stars (Trigger warning: the image below might be disturbing) What even. This was surprisingly so good. And I am so happy because… […]
(N.B.: Full Metal Alchemist spoilers alert.) I identify with Greed in Full Metal Alchemist (Brotherhood). FMA Wikia states that Greed wants all that life has to offer “because Greed didn’t [know] exactly what he wanted, which fuels his desire to have it all.” I, also, don’t know what I want. I want both the hearth of […]
In the Catholic Church of Singapore, same sex attraction (SSA) seems to be theoretical. Catholics in Singapore! (Unofficial guide)1 argue about repealing Section 377A, catechists cite (with ambivalence) Pope Francis’ media spectacles, the Archbishop’s Office preaches a defensible but also unspecific personalistic norm.2 For the rest of us, even weighing in on the Pink Dot vs […]
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(Note to readers: I have inserted many links to my SOW private journal. These journal entries are inaccessible to the public.) On the second day of SOW, I crystallised four issues1 that I wanted to and thought that I would grapple with, and maybe resolve,2 during SOW. This is my post-SOW reflection; I’ll traverse each issue […]
(Also, a Valentine’s Day post of sorts.) First Love1 is one of my new favourite P&W songs. We began using it right from the start of SOW, and when R declared that this song would always remind him of the truths he learnt in SOW, I fell a little in love with the song too. The […]