10 Years Away

There is much to reflect upon the past decade. One thing is certain — moving abroad is one of the best decisions I ever made. Living in foreign lands, removed from the familiar comforts of Singapore, has broaden my horizons and enriched me.

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Paul Morand: The Man in a Hurry

Pierre Noix is a Parisian antiques dealer. In spite of his occupation, he is preoccupied with the future and neglects the present. Always thinking of the next action or task, he takes no time to enjoy the simple or grand pleasures of life – be it a cigar, a lobster entrée or the act of sex.…

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Banana Yoshimoto: Goodbye Tsugumi

What if you were born frail, chronically ill and the doctors predicted that you would die young? What if death looms over you like a permanent ominous cloak without revealing when your time will finally be up? How would you live your life? How would you treat those around you? How would you like to be remembered? “Goodbye Tsugumi”…

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