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The Ocean Spell

    Mysterious and dangerous Your unfathomable blue has captivated my curious heart When I fall into your deepness sinking, struggling I stop to doubt my emotions and begin to feel the tension Formless and endless I have no clue … Continue reading

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The Wall

    Hard and cold a solid fortification Proud and bold a peaceful demolition The Iron Curtain that split The East and The West The country’s burden a never-ending identity quest You thought a wall could suppress a desire for … Continue reading

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Tell me why…I don’t like Mondays…Tell me why This song came across my mind as I was contemplating on this amazing artwork at Carriageworks the other day. On 29 January 1979, 16 year old girl Brenda Ann Spencer opened fire … Continue reading

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It’s a matter of time

At the unexpected moment our eyes met we failed to talk a second expanded into eternity I heard a sound in the empty-air tick-tock tick-tock our hearts beat accordingly I watched the movement of your lips mumbling rambling words with … Continue reading

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Our gracious neighbour

After a short peaceful cruise across Lake Manapouri, the boat slowly approached the shore of West Arm, trying its best to minimize the disturbance to the serenity embraced by the surrounding mountains. As the boat came to a standstill, the … Continue reading

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Preserving language through music

American singer-songwriter, the “Piano Man” Billy Joel once commented on the power of music saying that “music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, … Continue reading

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Same but different (II)

I love listening to cover songs, especially the ones that are so different from the original. It’s like experiencing something that is so familiar, and yet so fresh and exciting. Sometimes it’s that sense of confusion that drives my curiosity … Continue reading

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