“in space, nobody can hear you scream.”

It was a sad sight when I walked past this pet shop in Melaka. I wished for the freedom of these animals yet I thought, who could guarantee these animals’ survival if they were to be released? I hate the whole idea of being caged up, but hold on, aren’t we all caged to a certain extent? Reality is merely a kind of illusion.

All I could do was to hope for some kind souls to bring them home.

The smell of freedom is too strong.



_DSC0049Friendships are more volatile than love relationships. They are harder to define and there are many different interpretations on what makes a friend, a good friend, a buddy, a confidante, or simply just an acquaintance. At least when it comes to love, it is clearly defined. You love someone or you don’t. There isn’t so much of an in-between. Problems come when either party is in denial. It’s either you end up together with him, or you move on in search of the next love. Friendships are different. What is considered a friend? Is it someone you are at ease with, who understands you, who accepts you for who you are, who is there for good and bad?

Where do you draw the line? What makes a true friend and what’s the level of ‘true’ in this case? How do you evaluate? What’s the chemistry level before you consider someone a friend?

I draw the line at sincerity and kindness. If I don’t feel sincere in being a friend with someone, I will of course, walk away.

Funny how these things work.

China in 14 days

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Location: Wuhan, Xiamen, Mt Wudang

This is an important trip because I witnessed and felt the love and bond between my folks, something that was hardly displayed at home. It was also the first time my dad gamely posed in front of my low-end digital camera.

It doesn’t take much to show love. It just takes a foreign place, a gesture, and a gaze.