Syonan-To (Light of the South). For Singapore, the detested name is a source of shame. For others, it’s invokes pride and past victories.
These are my shorter pieces on individual topics. Most are inspired by incidences I’ve encountered in everyday life. None are non-fiction in nature, strictly speaking, as all of these essays would be written in a storytelling style. Also, (highly) tempting as it is, I intend not to touch any social political issues, particularly those involving my country of residence. Not that I’m apolitical or dissociated. Just that, I feel they are many other bloggers who are more competent at these things, and anyway nowadays I prefer to walk away from arguments. My essays would instead revolve around quirky incidences or personal encounters. Some of them would also be reflections on stories I’ve heard from friends.