Welcome to dysparadise!
I live in Singapore, a tropical paradise, a bubble of peace and perplexity in South East Asia. It’s a country of contradiction, a nanny nation, an ironic interpretation of insipid inspiration. And it is home. The upside is that there is so much material here that, sadly, inspires.
I started writing in 2017, scribbles on my Galaxy Note 5 on the daily commute to work. After sharing my poems on social media, I started to put together some of that writing and published it in 2018, as “We the Citizens“.
On this website, you will find poetry and prose that hopefully provokes thought and spurs action – read all about it in “New Words“.
In “Love and other drugs“, you will find the despair that comes with knowing that the best can never be.
There is so much wrong in this paradise and we cannot afford to close our ideas and hearts, batten down the hatches, brick up windows and build up walls.
As you browse through, may you find something here that makes you uncomfortable.