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Who am I to sing of Singapore?
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I'm not some high-born poet, hatchet-holding. I'm not some Woken Writer, justice-fighting. I'm not some Prodigy, groomed and gelded by Expectation. Who am I to sing of Singapore?
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Oxbridge, London, PPE? The closest angmo name *here* is Clementi. I had no plans plotted out for me. Not yet civil, not yet a servant. Who am I to sing of Singapore?
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Word-laden and love-filled, I only wandered here by accident, via the quieter, humbler streams of song and story. A little space to say some things, outside the bloated highways of Prosperity, Economy. Who am I to sing of Singapore?
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I had no busy business. No deliverable delivery, no objective objective. No missionary Mission, no Visionary Vision. Only some words. Only thoughts. Only feelings. Only love. Something small, built to be shared. Who am I to sing of Singapore?
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I am only me.
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I am only the eyes which watch these ghosts. The leveled humps of vanished hills, the giants felled for Tomorrow. The old matriarchs who forget, forgetting more every day.
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I am only the tongue that tastes these tensions: sambal and syntax, nasi and nuance. The ones my grandmothers spoke, the ones we no longer speak. The vivid flowing flavours of the paigu-mian the camera cannot capture, so lovely dark and deep.
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I am only the ear that collects these echoes. The auntie squawking out your Teh-O. The busker's lament, late on a lonesome Thursday night. The gleeful cheeping of a squamous (froggy) orchestra after a November rainstorm.
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I am only the skin sweating in the midnoon damp. Chilled again by conditioned air. Baked again by the searing heat. Shaped, reshaped by the soft breath of this land.
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I am only the nose that smells these signs and silences. The trumpet trees have started flowering again.
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Who am I to sing of Singapore? I am nothing more, and nothing less. I am only me, saying my Singapore into new being and becomings. .
Who am I to sing of Singapore? I am only the heart which mourns these memories, and the hand which writes them down.
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#singaporestories

Who am I to sing of Singapore? . I'm not some high-born poet, hatchet-holding. I'm not some Woken Writer, justice-fighting. I'm not some Prodigy, groomed and gelded by Expectation. Who am I to sing of Singapore? . Oxbridge, London, PPE? The closest angmo name *here* is Clementi. I had no plans plotted out for me. Not yet civil, not yet a servant. Who am I to sing of Singapore? . Word-laden and love-filled, I only wandered here by accident, via the quieter, humbler streams of song and story. A little space to say some things, outside the bloated highways of Prosperity, Economy. Who am I to sing of Singapore? . I had no busy business. No deliverable delivery, no objective objective. No missionary Mission, no Visionary Vision. Only some words. Only thoughts. Only feelings. Only love. Something small, built to be shared. Who am I to sing of Singapore? . I am only me. . I am only the eyes which watch these ghosts. The leveled humps of vanished hills, the giants felled for Tomorrow. The old matriarchs who forget, forgetting more every day. . I am only the tongue that tastes these tensions: sambal and syntax, nasi and nuance. The ones my grandmothers spoke, the ones we no longer speak. The vivid flowing flavours of the paigu-mian the camera cannot capture, so lovely dark and deep. . I am only the ear that collects these echoes. The auntie squawking out your Teh-O. The busker's lament, late on a lonesome Thursday night. The gleeful cheeping of a squamous (froggy) orchestra after a November rainstorm. . I am only the skin sweating in the midnoon damp. Chilled again by conditioned air. Baked again by the searing heat. Shaped, reshaped by the soft breath of this land. . I am only the nose that smells these signs and silences. The trumpet trees have started flowering again. . Who am I to sing of Singapore? I am nothing more, and nothing less. I am only me, saying my Singapore into new being and becomings. . Who am I to sing of Singapore? I am only the heart which mourns these memories, and the hand which writes them down. .  #singaporestories

“Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you'll miss by going too fast - you'll also miss the sense of where you are going and why."
~ Eddie Cantor
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“Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you'll miss by going too fast - you'll also miss the sense of where you are going and why." ~ Eddie Cantor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  #tbt  #throwbackthursday  #Singapore  #lioncity  #madaboutsingapore  #canonasia  #exploresingapore  #visitsingapore  #thisissingapore  #urbanexplorer  #littlereddot  #singaporeinsiders  #whatissingapore  #cpfeatureme  #TeamCanonSG  #mysupervacations  #MarinaBayStreetCircuit  #SingaporeGP  #F1nightrace  #f1  #cityscape  #urbanlandscape  #instasg  #yoursingapore  #sportphotography  #motorsport  #singaporeinsiders  #singaporegp2019  #fireworks

We will be at Jewel changi Airport this weekend 14th and 15th Sep 4-5pm do join us for a coffee brewing session if you missed @project_kossip
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We will be at Jewel changi Airport this weekend 14th and 15th Sep 4-5pm do join us for a coffee brewing session if you missed @project_kossip . .  #jewelthroughmyeyes  #coffee  #community  #sgfood  #instasg  #passionmadepossible  #coffeeholic  #ilovebooks  #ilovecoffee  #reading  #coffeebreak  #instacoffee  #coffeecup  #coffeeshop  #coffeegram  #running  #咖啡  #กาแฟ  #igsg  #コーヒー  #rickshawcoffee  #coffeeaddict  #coffeefix  #cafe  #singapore  #thisissingapore  #кофе  #커피

We will be at Jewel changi Airport this weekend 14th and 15th Sep 4-5pm do join us for a coffee brewing session if you missed @project_kossip Kossip 
#Repost @jewelchangiairport with @get_repost
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We're throwing a Grand Prix Season Singapore 2019 Jewel Precinct party from the 13th-17th September! 
Join us for a variety of F1-related activities and games catered for all ages so be sure to bring your family and friends - we hope to see you there!
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#jewelthroughmyeyes 
#coffee 
#community 
#sgfood 
#instasg 
#passionmadepossible 
#coffeeholic 
#ilovebooks 
#ilovecoffee 
#reading 
#coffeebreak 
#instacoffee 
#coffeecup 
#coffeeshop 
#coffeegram 
#running 
#咖啡 
#กาแฟ 
#igsg 
#コーヒー 
#rickshawcoffee 
#coffeeaddict 
#coffeefix 
#cafe 
#singapore 
#thisissingapore
#кофе
#커피

We will be at Jewel changi Airport this weekend 14th and 15th Sep 4-5pm do join us for a coffee brewing session if you missed @project_kossip Kossip  #Repost @jewelchangiairport with @get_repost ・・・ We're throwing a Grand Prix Season Singapore 2019 Jewel Precinct party from the 13th-17th September! Join us for a variety of F1-related activities and games catered for all ages so be sure to bring your family and friends - we hope to see you there! . .  #jewelthroughmyeyes  #coffee  #community  #sgfood  #instasg  #passionmadepossible  #coffeeholic  #ilovebooks  #ilovecoffee  #reading  #coffeebreak  #instacoffee  #coffeecup  #coffeeshop  #coffeegram  #running  #咖啡  #กาแฟ  #igsg  #コーヒー  #rickshawcoffee  #coffeeaddict  #coffeefix  #cafe  #singapore  #thisissingapore  #кофе  #커피

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