Month: April 2008

Sophea T. Amari

Old things

I have a very old Dell laptop. Last night, just for the fun of it, I turned it on, and lo and behold, it worked. In fact, I realized that other than cosmetic breaks/flaws and the demise of the track pad, it works perfectly fine. It is also ancient (by IT standards), because I’ve had …

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My books

I read a novel once, a book called “The Paper House”, about a man who was so passionate about his books that they consumed his life and filled every single available space in his apartment. Later, he built himself a house made entirely of his books by the beach-side. Over time, this man, who was once brilliant …

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Love Letter

A love letter, written on 24 April 2000, from me to one ‘J’ [This is true, this is the actual letter that I sent him]. Dear J, This is an extremely difficult letter to write. First, because it deals with matters that require sensitivity on the reader’s part. Secondly, because I have already told this …

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Sitting on the moon

Neat as a pin. She folded her hands tidily over her lap and started whistling a strange, haunting tune. The moon smiled as he watched her, how angelic she looked. “Come along, September, driving in October. Dreadful cloudy storms ahead, usher in November,” she sang. Her voice was melodic and pure. The stars beamed in …

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GonnaBe

I spend a few minutes a day watching the E! Channel everyday. It’s fun and lighthearted. I suppose there is also a little part of me that is envious of the seemingly-wonderful life celebrities have. Imagine all that glitz and glamour, no worries like us normal people have. When I was younger, I wished I …

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Pressure

She sat huddled on the sofa, hugging her knees to her chest, her hair falling into her face as she listened painfully to her father berating her. She squeezed her eyes shut, rocked her body back and forth and tried to think of her favourite song, to will his voice into fading away into the …