Rain

It was raining a short while ago, Singapore weather, it constantly drizzles with the stuff. And it does feel wonderful to be rained on. To feel is a blessing, physically and non physically. We are physical people, we need such things like rain to experience life, and of course the sun, all physical things and […]

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Fly

Just trying to come up with today’s post, most days I have something already written, were on the fly today. I don’t really care for what I’m thinking, bring back the Giraffes, but I’m trying to be honest and include all thoughts every day. The below is presently in my mind, each day is another, […]

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Giraffe

We feel. We are emotional creatures. I often wonder if other animals experience emotion for we are one of them, part of the animal kingdom. I’m sure through language we have defined and developed emotion, but perhaps animals also experience our favourites, hate and love. Devotion for other giraffes, maybe a giraffe feels, possibly he […]

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Subme

I caught the MRT train to Bugis, the home of my favourite coffee, Turkish. I thought about the subway system while I was on the train, it’s underground and travels through places that we can’t see. I mean it’s there but kind of like we have left the world. I like underground things, music, politics, […]

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Art

I think that music and fine art, ballet, are extremely important for our species, a different expression of our experiences and our existence. I have been to many galleries all over the world, I’ve seen our most famous work, the Mona Lisa, and even better things like Caravaggio, and have always been moved by exceptional […]

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Hope

I was considering today’s topic here over coffee again, beauty garden, I repeat my doings. I thought a universal human condition is hope. It all depends on the current situation, the object of our hope. Pragmatic things usually, but hope also extends beyond our present circumstance and we hope more deeply about everything. I can […]

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Boredom

We always seek excitement in our lives. Familiarity and repetition can be construed as boredom. I always now try to see the wonder in life, the surrounds are constantly changing, and there is often different people about, but I still can become bored. I must try and look deeper into life, sure somethings can be […]

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Space

Something for humans to explore, space, the universe, and time perhaps. I still believe there is other life in the universe, it’s so massive, infinite they say. I often dwell on space, the planets and such. A huge interest of mine, as is life, all things originate from the big bang science says. Even our […]

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Train

‘I am on the bus, no, the train’. Perhaps one of our most significant inventions, the train, the population has grown by them, been supported by them, cities have blossomed, we can travel more easily. Almost as significant an invention as computers I think. A truly amazing invention for our species. I was sitting by […]

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Chance

I have become addicted to talking with you, just let me figure out what to say. Ah yes, change. I have changed places today, at the other coffee shop, I call it the MRT coffee shop. Change means ‘different’ for people. When we move about it’s there, the environment is changing, and when we have […]

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Animals

Well it is time to again return to the generic, I have always said that the best writing describes the fundamental human condition. I have tried to comply with this hypothesis, I think I talk generically. My favourite books are about such things, about loss and hope. No need to list them here, a page […]

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Forgiveness

It is such a fundamental human activity to hate, it has caused many wars and deaths, and then the other human ability, to forgive, truly amazing humanity is. It appears that the people closest to me can hate. As a consequence of what happened to me they hated other opinions. Opinions can vastly differ, on […]

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Old

Older people can be quite profound now that I realise, for I am one of them, they would often suggest that I would understand the nuances later. I am now surrounded by elderly people in this place in Bukit Batok. Conversations from the past are coming back to me here, I can better understand the […]

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Whirling

I’m at a cafe that I previously frequented in Arab street Singapore, the ‘Whirling Dervish’. Actually the next alley is Haji lane. I visited the body, casquet, of Rumi once when I was in Konya, Turkey. The father of the Whirling Dervishes. On the way here I thought about belief. Looking at people I imagined their […]

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Alleys

A new beginning. Here I sit in Singapore’s Chinatown, in it’s rickety alleyways with the hope of expressing something different. It’s just a pit stop for the masses, maybe like me a few beers. They are of all ages in this place, young adults and the elderly like me, many would take me for a […]

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