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Our last cab ride

Our last cab ride
was ten minutes long

I held the hand
that caressed my cheeks last night

I held your unbreaking gaze
and you held mine
memorizing the contours of that beautiful face
which had lain resting on my chest
those kind eyes and that dimpled smile
which had stolen my heart in the gentle rays of daybreak
remembering the texture of your brown blonde hair
that my fingertips knew so well

At the traffic light
you let go
but I held on
not willing to give you up
not just yet

At your stop
we hugged for an eternity that was too short
I reached in to kiss your forehead for the last time
as you reached for your water bottle
and I was left to satisfy the longing of my lips with your sweet nape
never to be fulfilled


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Bersih 2.0 Chicago

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New York City (Winter Break 2010/2011)

*all pictures stolen

A few days ago I received a dose of happy: I was greeted by the smiles of little kids being picked up by their parents. I must not have realized on my almost daily walks to the subway that the route passed by a school. Children’s smiles are the best: they are natural and sincere. Kids! What do they do but embody the moment? Unperturbed by grown-up vices: do I look hot? why can’t I be rich? I need a job dammit. Such authenticity; such charm; such life. I would go in a heartbeat to Neverland — take me away from this calculating, dastardly adult world. Kids seem to smile whenever I see them — on the way back from the store with Daddy, kicking a football in the lobby of the Hotel Pennsylvania, at the neighbourhood basketball court. It is a nice feeling, because whenever you smile, I smile, whoa whoa whoa whoa.

(L-R) apartment, moscato d’asti, warmth provider

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I <3 NYC

H&M Jacket: $70

White Dress Shoes: $10

Black Boots: $50

Walking into a Unification Church (of mass marriage fame) Sunday service (with so many hot hapas);

Witnessing white guys fumble Korean names and extol the virtues of the True Parents and True Children;

Listening to a financial report about the church’s investment arm (“The South Korean church is now financially self-sufficient”); and

Leaving with a souvenir (“Kidnapping, Confinement, and Forced Conversion: A Hidden Human Rights Abuse in Japan” — link):



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Hulu Selangor By-Election Ceramah Finale

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Hulu Selangor By-Election Nomination Day

By-elections are Malaysia’s way of learning geography.

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Penang is a pretty place

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