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History has a head and a tale but no tail

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History’s haunting halo.

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Unactivated.

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This cat’s eye is in power.

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Virginal.

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Hepburn.

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Warhol.

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Roger Waters and the frame shop uncle so cooool.

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Therapy they say I didn’t say.

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BOY this is delicious!

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GIRL this is succulent!!

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Dr Alice Wonderland.

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Rubies have rights too.

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Two favourite pastimes. Wanting & eating.

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How to tell the doctor about this?

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First prototype of plique-a-jour is more like Bahamas.

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Only one backside on this chair please.

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Attempt At Advertising.

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Whichever way you look at it…

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This story has many others.

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An Unorthodox Index Of Happiness

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Fairy lights lit at the attic of the house at the back.

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One of the few things I make I wear.

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Byzantine beauty. “Ars Est Celare Artem” – it is true art to conceal art.

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Stack it.

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In solitude.

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Moon locks.

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Lock the moon around your ears.

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Visible by profile.

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Phoenix I think, work-in-progress, unpolished gold.

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A very big birdcage.

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We all need an alter hero.

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Ricky, my hero.

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As I write this, I believe I am still wearing my sleeping clothes, which you can see photographed above. How nice, the life of an entrepreneur.

The work we do has been greatly enhanced by Trailer Park Boys. I have gone and bought us two TPB tshirts. It’s easy to tell who likes which. We all really do have our alter heros. What’s yours?

At some point I will print some tshirts in our studio and wear the fan art out proud. I wonder how many Singaporeans love TPB. Or women. Or half women.

The number of neon billboard lights of a city is proportional to the love and heartbreaks of its people; an unorthodox index of being.

If Singapore had more neon lights, it would also mean we are ‘getting there’. I am torn between dreaming of an off-grid lifestyle and loving neon lights.

The world is a vampire, but it is also a fish tank. It’s not bad at all to be Orangie!

 

 

A life well loved is a life well spent.

 

1. Tree Cross-section Silver Ring

2. Gold and Platinum Ring Bands (pair, single)

3. Half Moon Lock Earrings

 

(Project Neon)

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What good are colors for if you cannot eat it

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Topaz | Sapphire | Pearl | Jade | Coral | Emerald | Moonstone
 
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Remember these plastic fruits?

When I was younger, but already quite old, I used to eat these. Because the colors were too good to not be eaten.

Also because I was quite a sad child growing up. Joy did not overcome me as I had hoped (on swallowing the fruits).

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And to bring you joy, hopefully, as always, I leave you with some constructive Karl Lagerfeld quotes. What he’s hating on.

January 2015, The New York Times Magazine. Ugly people: “I hate ugly people,” Lagerfeld told me. “Very depressing.”

April 2011, W. Made-to-order clothes: “You know, I hate made-by-order clothes. It’s up to me to fit into them, not to buy some orthopedic stuff to get the body into.”

March 2010, VICE. Intellectual conversation with intellectuals: “I hate intellectual conversation with intellectuals because I only care about my opinion, but I like to read very abstract constructions of the mind.”

Approximately April 2008, Prestige. Children: “That’s the last thing I want. I hate all children.”

And finally, last but not all,

April 2003, Vogue via New York Magazine. Nasty, ugly, short men: “What I hate is nasty, ugly people … the worst is ugly, short men.”

You know what’s my problem with that?

NOT ENOUGH.

The world needs this.

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Meek Weed Badness

So we have an old friend we work with on another project. Let’s call him Tao Suan. Tao Suan is truly as old as the dessert he’s named after and also just as sweet!

Typing in between various social media platforms and deciding which photos to include that would be relevant:

Tao Suan, innocently, in typically old man style: Put a negro here, put a negro in…

HY: Tao Suan, you cannot say ‘negro’ anymore!! Hahahahahaha, hahaha!!!

BR: Hahahahahahahahah!!! Tao Suan is from another time but of course. Hahaha!!!

HY, innocently, continues typing: You can say ‘nigger’ but you cannot say ‘negro’.

Tao Suan, innocently, and this time emphatically, real work needs to be done: Put a nigger here. A nigger.

HY & BR: bW-HAHAhahhahahahahahah!!!

HY & BR: Tao Suan!!! YOU CANNOT SAY NIGGER LAHHHHH WTF!!! More guffaws amidst niggers and negros… *endless*

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Later at night I felt bad. I wonder how I would feel in 20, 30 years’ time when I lose touch with keeping up with political correctness, or with whether people are serious or lame asses. So I text Tao Suan and apologized and hoped he will forgive us for laughing at his expense. He did of course, saying goodnight after a long ass message of class system in England and yadda yah.

Don’t let the bedbugs bite your nigger ass, we said.

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think points around the house

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Home Goods

Today I would like to tell you about this man we often meet when we have our late dinners.

He is a tailor, said he’s 62 but looks 48. I notice him because he is always very well dressed, and every time we see him with his buddies he is always drinking. He remains well dressed and tucked in even after bottles.

One day finally he spoke to us. It was a day when he was drinking alone, not often. He pulled his chair over next to mine, between HY and I, while we were eating a plate of bitter gourd rice and fish. Sometime when he was sharing tips about how to be as svelte as himself (real stuff) he said he could,

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He tried to demonstrate on my forearm using his index finger and I promptly tipped over!!!

I mean, I was seated and eating with a fork and spoon and my fork fell off. I was only saved from completely collapsing onto the ground because both HY and him grabbed me at that critical moment! If they had not, I truly would have landed on the ground thanks to his one finger!!!

For the benefit of one and all, the text means “One Finger Chop Sugarcane”.

 

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Don’t Take Fright When You See Smoke

19th Century “Acquaintance Cards”

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Special “etiquette” cards for dating a girl with requests to allow walk her home, maybe from church to ‘poke’…Poke was a to-do word even then.

 

Moon | Heart | YSL | Marcasite | Old Cut D

 

A folded top left corner meant the visitor had come in person; this corner unfolded meant a servant was sent.

A folded bottom left corner signified a farewell.

Thank god the aim was always to…

 

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All In A Day

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Noms. Noms noms.

From the hollows of his black-white ears, he thinks he hears “Chiku Road?” and stops for a second.

Indeed. He goes for his walk.

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The beast returns and grips the automobile between his small, sharp teeth, again.

It’s as if he never left.

“I’d never want to be that automobile”, said me, said her.

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He assists her in a photography shoot, before howling at the mid century lamp, too modern for his tribe, a long line rumored to descend from the mutts of Sir Stamford Raffles himself. Not himself the mutt, but the mutts that must have gathered abound the colonial Raffles Hotel. Not itself the home of Sir Raffles, but he was known to swirl a glass now and then. Of course not the infamous sling or it would be nefarious.

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No more words.

Just a few bits.

‘Twas Tollyjoy nevermore.

 

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Codex Seraphinianus Hieronymus

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The imaginary world of Codex Seraphinianus is the work of Luigi Serafini, an illustrated encyclopedia originally published in 1981. The labor of love was created between 1976 to 1978, but I keep thinking Hieronymus Bosch has possessed Luigi during his thirty months of fervor. We have long heard how fever is the reason for genius, madness or plainness. Which explains how I think I may have ‘decoded’ the ‘code’.

Did anyone mention Dali?

I am no longer curious.

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