Archive for the ‘INSPIRE’ Category

Dorothy, in a few of her own words… I’m active, enjoy being on the go, and value my freedom. I’m also practical and frank. I’d rather tell it as it is or hold my peace. I’m an all-rounder constantly seeking out my specialty. Honestly… As a kid, I was rather moody and easily flew into   Read More …

Inspire#13: A Sound State (Wendy Phua) | Artwork Background Credit: Wendy Phua

Wendy Phua, in a few of her own words… Though I’m a musician, I’ve always seen myself more as a creative whose craft happens to be music. Anything that touches on culture excites me, be it music, literature, art, cinema or even architecture. I’ve dabbled in all these disciplines at various points in my life,   Read More …

Inspire#12: The Life of A Banana (PP Wong)

PP Wong, in a few of her own words Author, editor and anthropological fly on the wall. Education in different cities I was born and brought up in the UK. First in Surrey, then London – with short periods of time in Singapore in between. I probably could write a whole book about my schooling   Read More …

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Nate, in her own words A drifter with the big P word – passion. Music is inevitably work and interest, and I have taken a step further by pursuing electronic music in DJ-ing and production. I am also now a social documentary filmmaker, when the opportunity arises. Managing artists and Redkite It all started when   Read More …

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Inspire#10: Redefining Excellence (Rachma Lim)

[also see Background to inspire#10: Redefining Excellence (Rachma Lim)] * All italics and emboldening are editor’s own Rachma, in her own words I used to think of myself as a pianist, but these days I consider myself more of an aspiring messenger for Music. I see music as an art or craft that brings joy,   Read More …

inspire#9: Wrong Town (Mark Gordon)

[also see Background to inspire#9: Wrong Town (Mark Gordon)] * All italics and emboldening are editor’s own Mark Gordon, in a few of his own words. I’ve been a professional photographer for the last 10 years, coming back to it late at the age of 50. Now I’m broadly interested in photography, film and music,   Read More …

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[also see Background to inspire#8: Buying Happiness (Mak CK)] * All italics and emboldening are editor’s own Mak, in A Few Words I’m a professional storyteller who tries to shine a light on important social issues through personal human stories. The Calling & The Path I’ve always loved expressing myself and telling stories to an   Read More …

Inpsire#7 features Jazz Man Mario Serio

[see ‘Background to inspire#7: An Open Heart & A Humble Stance (Mario Serio)‘ for the background to this interview.] It was 1994. The phone rang. Mario was in his hotel room in Las Vegas watching O.J. Simpson busy getting chased by helicopters. Jazz singer from New York, Nancy Kelly was on the line, asking if   Read More …

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[for the background and my personal response to this article please see “Background to Inspire#6: Out of Paper Boxes (Melinda Tan)“] I have always had trouble forming cool, suave and hip introductions of myself on social. It’s a hard thing to do, being honest of how you see yourself and how others look at you,   Read More …

Inspire#5: Going Home (Calvin Pang)

[refer also to “Background to Inspire#5: Going Home (Calvin Pang)] In the artist’s own words: “pang is an art practitioner based in Singapore whose works are made up of the ordinaries in life, solitary interludes and encounters with people. Along with his art practice, he documents his existence through photographs, drawings and writings.” (This article’s   Read More …