Reinventing my personal blog
We Got Married
In August 2018, we got married in Auckland and moved to San Francisco a few weeks after. To say that was a whirlwind might be under-stating it.
Blogging in 2020
Just after the turn of the century, we blogged—a lot. Why did we ever stop? For one, it got harder. The tools got better, but mostly worse.
Love in a Time of Quarantine
These unprecedented times.
So This Is the New Year
The dream of the noughties is over. An experiment to write more, post it here, call it a blog, and call it a day.
This Modern Love
Reno, domestic violence, queerness, marriage.
Road, Gravel, Mud
What running a startup for a couple of years felt like. Muddy.
Something mushy I wrote when I met my wife.
Do What You Don't Know
Do things you don't know how to do, I like to say. At different points in life, I have had the privilege of doing just that.
What 31 Feels Like
Discovering that birthdays in your 30s are rather different.
Panic at the Disco
Why the Orlando gay club shooting in 2016 hit close to home for every queer person around the world. It certainly did for me.
In Small Rooms with Betawi Women
I lived in Jakarta for a couple of very happy years. The old women there was my favorite people.
When I Was Young
For most of the '10s I was perpetually in transit. It was more romantic on paper than it really was.
The Manual of Intimacy
A post-mortem of an unfortunate affair.
When I was growing up, I thought all families had the same weekend lunches as mine: a giant cauldron of yellow noodles, simmered. When my grandmother died, I thought about that simple dish often. How she conjured love out of a few basic ingredients.
To the Mountain
In all of my 29 years, my grandparents had been such a big part of my life that I could have never conceived of a life without them. Losing them was a shock to the system.
A Tale of Two Cities
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a bit of both, really.
The Freedom to Love
Climate of fear for Singapore's queers. Some sliver of hope in Pink Dot and other things.
Growing pains. Or something.
What I Learned
A few years ago, I found out I had a disease, that would change the course of my life, love and business. A few years ago, I also fell into the habit of writing in lists.
An Open Letter
If there's anything I can't stand, it's self-serving Christian theocrats who want to turn Singapore into a theocracy. I will always fight them. Always.
The Geography of Hope
I once wrote extensively about love and heartbreak. Sometimes, newspapers published it. This was in the Mint's (India) issue on love
Don't Lugi Be Happy
I was brought up in a competitive society. At some point, I decide not to play that game so I could win in other ways.
Back in the SL
Happy days in Sri Lanka.
Another List of Things
From Kuala Lumpur to Brooklyn and Melbourne, I've had to make lists in love as well.
A Drinkable History of My Family
I wrote this piece, published in Ceriph journal, about my grandfather and our family history.
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