Then and Now: Orchard Road

By Jovern As sure as a start of another day, the sun rises from the east. Fact. Most things erode with the sands of time. Fact. All men will die. Fact. No matter rain or shine, whether the graveyard is bustling to welcome another or whether deathly silence prevails, the fact is that we, guardiansContinue reading “Then and Now: Orchard Road”

Then and Now: Former National Library Singapore

By Lionel 1960  Singapore’s first national library was built. I lived on Stamford Road, and it was just a short walk from my house. I remember being six when my parents took me there for the first time, and as a child I was fascinated. The completed library had a reinforced concrete framed structure withContinue reading “Then and Now: Former National Library Singapore”

Journsplit: And Then There Were None

Part 1 of our Agatha Christie miniseries! Aditi and Debraath talk about Dame Agatha’s eventful life and analyse the themes of one of her best-known works: And Then There Were None! Did you marvel at the buildup of paranoia as the story progressed? Were you intrigued by the moral ambiguity of Justice Wargrave?

Valentine’s Day Anti-Love Poem Contest

Preamble, preamble. It doesn’t matter anyway. Nothing really does. Which really contextualises our futile struggles for connection in a dying world, no? Top three First Anonymous Tongue In a memory pulled from the heart, I found a long-lost trace of your gentle cadence; your fiesty tenor, diminished but resolute. It compelled me, enveloped in aContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Anti-Love Poem Contest”

Ode to a Parrot

By Renee A beautiful exotic Beast  Beloved everywhere  From north to south, from west to east  For their Feathers and their Flair  Their curious minds  And playful manners  Their sweet faces could light up a room  They have talents for learning tricks of all kinds  They can also speak on various matters  They may alsoContinue reading “Ode to a Parrot”

Minecraft and Feeling Old

By Renee Do you remember the days of Minecraft when boats didn’t have oars? Remember the days when people went to the End solely to fight the Ender Dragon? I was a massive fan of Minecraft back in 2013, I watched Minecraft videos every day the moment I got home from school, I read the wikiContinue reading “Minecraft and Feeling Old”

Early Mornings

By Renee The school is dark, empty. The lights haven’t even been turned on. The field is covered with morning grey as the feeble light tries to sweep past the concrete walls. Eventually the turnstile is grumbled at again, a car stops at the main gate, people have arrived. The few early birds enter theirContinue reading “Early Mornings”

Crystals

By Renee Have you walked past one of those Chinese shops with a bunch of beads and stones? Those are mainly selling “crystals”. When most people think of crystals, they probably think of diamonds. However, in “crystal healing”, crystals refer to semi-precious stones like quartz or amethyst that supposedly can do miraculous things like boostContinue reading “Crystals”