(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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I took my last 2 days of call break some weeks ago. On my first day, I ran all my errands, one of which was to open a new joint bank account with my mum. I wore my RJ shorts, the psychedelic oversized tie-dye t-shirt that S gave me, and slippers. The banker that spoke to us […]
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help by Amanda Palmer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Apart from her thesis that people can and should ask for help, Amanda Palmer makes a collateral point: that her social media relationships are real and authentic. Although she “tightens the […]
Horror films rarely win awards, because of their hackneyed scare tactics. So when the ratings and reviews (90% on IMDB’s Metascore, 96% on Rotten Tomatoes) for Babadook started pouring in, I got excited. The problem was finding someone to watch it with. After being rejected 5 times, even after filtering out people who would not consider […]
Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars <3 If I ever have a daughter, I’ll read this to her before she turns 3 years old.