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730 Days Later

I still vividly remember the first day I began my rite of passage as a Singapore son – serving National Service. Taking the ferry to Pulau Tekong with my family, being away from them for almost three whole weeks, going through training with a bunch of new brothers, and having a wholly different experience from what I am used to for the past 18 years of my life. 1,311 more words

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Disappearing Words

So why does this happen? I want to blame WP, but maybe it’s not. I was writing a blog, and usually I do them in Word and then copy and paste them, but this time I forgot, and was writing it in WP and suddenly the whole page blinks and the blog disappears. 520 more words

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Kokology Personality Test

I stumbled upon a Kokology exercise by a blogger I follow, which I will credit on the answer key post next week. 231 more words

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The Island of Lost Words

A personal essay from author Jenny Diski on memory, forgotten moments, and aging: “The child’s book is the book of becoming. The book for the elderly is the book of going. 10 more words

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

So I think it’s time I stopped apologizing for falling off my writing schedule. Just bear with me please. I’ve been working on developing a website and dealing with a ton of other personal and professional activities. 422 more words

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Pinklightsabre: The Blog of William Pearse

“Writing is learning to see in the dark.” William Pearse at Pinklightsabre publishes creative nonfiction, memoir, and occasional poetry.

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What drives you?

I have been thinking about my life lately.  In the past four months I have started back to university after being out for eight years, I have been dumped by the woman of my dreams on the night I was gonna propose, realized there is no way in hell that I can afford to live on my own, and I have been and continue to be apathetic about my business.   482 more words

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