it’s a cliche that is a hard kernel of truth. in hospital when my grandma is ill we bring tea and kueh. my grandfather withdraws a crumbled cake in a plastic bag from his shirt pocket. my uncle brings my grandfather toast. “can i eat this?” is the most ridiculous question you can ask in either of…
So my father’s turning a certain age and the CPF Board sends him letters and information booklets asking him to join CPF Life, which is some monthly payouts thing which will last for the rest of his life.
Which is awesome! (I think.)
Good that the government is disseminating information about…
This. This. All of this.
An Artist’s Soul is in Her Lines
Hi, I am Teng Yen Lin, and I live in Singapore.
First off, let me say that my aim is to get at least 4500 views on this video by this Wednesday, 19 September 2012. Before you turn away, let me answer. Why?
I’m trying to be an artist. I say “trying”, because I wear the title with a lack of self-confidence. I draw and I paint, and I create art, but am I really an artist?
I made this film wanting it to be a publicity video for an exhibition* I am having a weekend from now. I wanted to be confident, self-assured, to tell people, you know, “this is what art is.”
What I found instead, is that I really don’t know. I have more questions than I started out with. But instead of hiding this video away and sticking my head into the ground, I want to put it out there. Show it to people. And maybe get some answers.
So. In short: I wanted to shoot a really impressive video and get 4500 views from 4500 very impressed people.
Instead, I shot an unsteady video that shows me all my unresolved questions about my art. And about who I am.
I still want those 4500 views. But now I want to ask these 4500 people out there: will you please look at this video as a young someone trying to find her way in life? When you watch this video, what do you see?
I have a couple more videos that I will like to make and upload - I have them in pieces. They are embarrassingly raw and crude - in my opinion - but what I want most of all is to put myself out there — like standing naked in a roomful of people (you) — and find out what it is you see of me.
Do share this video to help me reach more people.
Also, please leave comments. The more truthful the better.
*My exhibition: “Dancing on Thin Air,”
22-23 September 9am-6pm
16 Marshall Road, Singapore
Anniversary: A short film by Royston Tan & Alfian Sa’at
This short was written in commemoration of World AIDS Day, telling of the story of Wai Kit, the main protagonist, who has a history of promiscuity and involvement in the P&P scene, locally known in Singapore as “chemfun”. He meets someone he used to have sex with during the drug-fuelled orgies who then reveals to him that he recently tested positive for HIV. He is urged to take a test a well.
Wai Kit is now torn and emotionally distressed for he is now in a relationship with a loving boyfriend. He takes a HIV test without his partner’s knowledge. How does he then inform his partner on the results? Does it count as the traditional “gift of paper” to his love? Tearjerker short.
Gorgeous, gorgeous. Final cut here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-ttQyF4dmU&feature=related
This has to be the most messed up Twitter
account of all time.
you my friend have reached the maximum fucked upness.
Well it looks like someone needs their Twitter taken away.
Someone duct tape this girl’s mouth and pull her away from the internet. And warn Bieber he has a psychotic fan.
She has to just be trolling…right? RIGHT?? Why don’t people think anymore?
Even if she is trolling- there has to be a fucking limit.
“singapore is the reason i dont like europe”
I…..i dont understand… I cannot comprehend….. I….. I dont…..what …. Should i get a twitter? Because i feel they need to ask her what makes her feel this way and also why she thinks it’s a good idea to share on the internet.
And I thought nothing could top “But Singapore’s in China, right?!?!”
some day some one will actually know where we are
these guys were great!
ah, my only good view of them… now i know what they were wearing :D
YES COME AGAIN FOREVER PLEASE BE HERE