It was pretty exhilarating going for a football match at the National Stadium again, albeit a very different National Stadium from the one I went to the last time (18 years ago) for a Malaysia Cup football match (also donning the very same Lions T-shirt as I did tonight). …

A lovely morning spent at Ground-Up Initiative (GUI)was the refreshing manna I needed to cleanse the soul, and to finally see, feel and understand what community-building really entails.

The Chinese name of the place, which also has the same phonetic sound as the letters G-U-I, ju you ai (gather, friendship, love), is so rich on meaning

The moment you step upon GUI grounds, the open space and the lovely smiles greet you indiscriminately. Everyone here is evidently part…

*Disclaimer — This is a work of mostly fiction. Names, characters, business, events and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. (or is it? )

Community-building increasingly feels like such a dirty, tainted and abused…

In my previous life as secondary school history teacher, I used to love planning for field trips for my students to Bukit Chandu…Point 226 where on an eventful Valentine’s Day of 1942, our beloved Malay Regiment fought oh so bravely right down to unarmed hand to hand combat, refusing to…

It is one of those moments of getting into the writing zone for me tonight and that relentless spark I am feeling and just won’t go away, is egging me on to pen this. The inspirations and experiences of the past few weeks have really been building on one another…

Getting a little stressed out over grading of scripts, I find myself turning to (inane) writing as the perfect distraction.

I have been dancing crazily to songs I adored in the 90s, all in the safety of my apartment, with only my dear dog as my adoring (but also mostly…

Kathy Xu

Love scarred heart that’s still very much in love with life and all creatures great and small (especially the ones in the ocean). Irritating idealist too? Yes

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