OOTC: August

August is the month all the mooncakes start to come out in Hong Kong. Although mid-autumn won’t officially arrive for another two months, the moon, its rabbit and goddess, and paper lanterns of all kinds will start to emerge on advertisements, in stories, in dessert shops, and shopping malls. Been having some flashbacks to my…

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OOTC – July

The last month was chaos. How does one live a life in full? As I get older, and more restricted by the rhythm of work, of necessity, of obligation, I find myself fighting harder for times of rest and freedom. Freedom from both the burden of expectation and productivity, but also from the slump of…

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OOTC: June

One I push a pushpin and the drywall collapses into a perfect tunnel. I unroll a blank canvas and ink myself onto space. Two The shelving unit bends to just before snapping point. Three Cup abandoned, tissue box empty, laundry crumpled. Four Stacks on stacks on stacks; bodies on bodies. Five I roll a blanket…

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OOTC: April

April is a month of tension and indecision. For every day of sunshine, there is another day of rain. For every warm afternoon there is a 10 degree drop waiting in the evening. For those in school it is a mad rush toward something like completion. For those at work, it’s a month of taxes, and…

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OOTC: March

March just flew by. I feel like I was playing catch-up most of the time: catching up on deadlines, things I pushed back because last month was too busy, on sleep. To be honest I’ve been feeling a bit worn down, since September I’ve been feeling like I’m in a pressure cooker with competing life…

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