Living Overseas

Living (Overseas) in the Time of COVID-19

It really started here in Singapore, for us, the week before Chinese New Year. Looking back over my whatsapp chats, that's when colleagues started sharing information about masks, hand sanitisers, and the first government sanctions over travellers returning from China, specifically Wuhan. It still felt like something distant, though people had begun to refer to… Continue reading Living (Overseas) in the Time of COVID-19

Books + Reflections

H is for Hawk

Writing is a fickle friend. There are days when the ideas spring up in your mind and the words flow effortlessly out through your fingers like water through a tap. Then there are the days (like today) when it can take hours to come up with just the first sentence – and even then you’re… Continue reading H is for Hawk

Films and TV

Better Late Than Never: A GOT Season 8 Round-Up, Episodes 5 & 6

Soon after AGOT finished life suddenly got very busy and I had to put aside my final disappointed feelings until I had the time to sit down and write it all out. Neil Gaiman once said he writes to figure out what he thinks about something...I guess writing about these final episodes has allowed me… Continue reading Better Late Than Never: A GOT Season 8 Round-Up, Episodes 5 & 6

Films and TV

Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4: The Last of the Starks

This was one of the most divisive episodes I think I've seen on GoT. After reading a lot of articles on theories and, more telling, the comments of fans, it seems that no-one can really agree on anything, and that this was somewhat of a Marmite episode. People seem to love it or hate it-… Continue reading Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4: The Last of the Starks

Books + Reflections

Mansfield Park: Can We Change Our Stars?

Loneliness- Fear- Anxiety- Anger- Frustration- Betrayal- Tedium -Panic- Incest... These are not the typical adjectives the mind conjures when we think of Jane Austen. We’re used to the passionate encounters of Lizzy Bennet and Darcy, the playful interactions of Catherine Morland and Henry Tilney, and the slumbrous slow-burning embers of the love between Anne Elliot… Continue reading Mansfield Park: Can We Change Our Stars?