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"And know this: Know you are the type of woman who is searching for a place to call yours."

Placing this here, because this particular poem has been on my mind and heart all week. So, so important and powerful. I laughed and wept through this poem with Eldest Sis early last week. 58 more words

The Write Stuff

"Said I'll fight in the light-"

“There’s a fight to be won
For the love you find at home.
Work to be done
Before you rest your weary bones.

I’m finding peace don’t come…

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Random Musing

Can Poetry Save Your Soul? [Speech Recording!]

“It’s okay to admit you’re not there yet,
but that you’re getting there.”

I did it. I gave my speech, finally, on poetry.

To be honest, uploading and sharing this recording makes me feel super embarrassed – I’ve just never been someone who likes recording myself in any form – but I’m genuinely proud of myself for going through with this and doing so well.

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Life In Moments

"There's a metaphor which I love: living like a drawing compass."

“From her, I learned, amongst many other things, one very precious lesson — that if you want to destroy something in this life, be it an acne, a blemish or the human soul, all you need to do is to surround it with thick walls. 

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The Write Stuff

home: a dwelling place.

There are singers who make me cry, from the power of their voices alone. There are also singers who, despite my not understanding their native language(s), have the ability to de-ice my hardened interior and let light in to what I am convinced is my blackened heart. 699 more words

Life In Moments

"But what if we question the premise itself?"

How you should spend 30 minutes on a Sunday: watch this.

Now don’t run away just because the word feminist is there – I wouldn’t call myself that personally, at least based on its typical gender-skewed perspectives that favors one gender for another yet ironically calls for gender equality – but everything she said here is golden. 174 more words

Random Musing

A 2014 Year-end Dramafest Reflection: For The Unsung Heroes in All of Us!

jandoe’s Dramafest Reflection is here again!

I’ve a friend who chides me all the friggin’ time for watching Asian dramas (I’ll take it in good spirits but when you imply it’s not okay to watch Asian dramas yet totally acceptable to watch Western dramas – get outta here) that I reflected on just why do I invest so much of myself for Asian dramas specifically? 8,861 more words

The Write Stuff