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What joys will your #Christmas Bring?

This Christmas, I’m going to take a reading break. That Christmas tree you see to the left? It is two stories tall, and it is made entirely of books. (It’s bringing in the festive season at the Singapore National Library, from where I borrowed no less than eight books.) This week, I’ll gather me those…

Do you think in the language in which you write?

English is not my mother tongue. It is the language I’m most at home with however. I speak three other languages, but English remains my natural medium of expression. Someone asked me today whether I think in English, and my unthinking, immediate answer was, yes. But I remembered snatches of other languages from my dreams,…

WHO are these people?

Every morning or afternoon or evening, I do a session of prompt-based free writing. And often in those, people emerge, people I’ve never met, like fragments of a strange dream. I save up all these doodles, and once in a while, I glance through them. I meet new people each time people I’d forgotten about.…