Smita Singh: “A page turner. A must read for all.” Read Smita’s full book review

Smita Singh: “A page turner. A must read for all.” Read Smita’s full book review

Butterfly by Julie O’Yang, a book review by Smita Singh {Smita Singh is the Chairperson and Treasurer of Vaani. She initiated the movement called Vaani, a platform for Asian women writers to meet, to exchange, to share ideas. She writes short stories, novels and blogs like mad! At the moment she teaches post graduate class in …

ODD features of Mega million me.

ODD features of Mega million me.

Check out he link & be sure to visit other tabs as well 🙂 http://oddphotopoetry.blogspot.com/2013/01/butterfly-by-julie-oyang.html#!/2013/01/butterfly-by-julie-oyang.html Don’t be so quick to run, RABBIT, you are not finished with me yet. Here’s the plan. Go to  Amazon or Barnes & Noble and order your print copy. Butterfly, a novel by Julie O’Yang is also available in all eBook …

This town was built on nepotism, the old boy network. Because it is so.

This town was built on nepotism, the old boy network. Because it is so.

One Imperative is a thematic Art/Lit zine curated by Jeremy Fernando, to which I’m a regular contributor. The past issue, Issue 9′s theme is Literary (re)view, it’s here: http://www.oneimperative.com/2013/01/09-reviews/.  However, I was worried that people didn’t pay attention at all, and still more important, something I read today on Facebook made me feel necessary to repost. …

I thoroughly love online translation tools

I thoroughly love online translation tools

长相思 (清)纳兰性德 山一程, 水一程, 身向榆关那畔行, 夜深千帐灯。 风一更, 雪一更, 聒碎乡心梦不成, 故园无此声。 The point is, well, some time back I was assigned by a Dutch TV production company to translate/localise a children’s television series for the Chinese market. A job’s a job, as  usual I started immediately. A few days later, my client telephoned me, and he complained a little …

Oops I didn’t know I was pregnant

Oops I didn’t know I was pregnant

Life is getting more and more (in)tangible nowadays. For instance, this morning when I opened my gmail, I read an annunciation relating to the matter of immaculate faith & heart. It reads like this: *** THE EDITORS OF DOORKNOBS & BODYPAINT NOMINATE THE FOLLOWING FOR THE 2012 MICRO AWARDS*  […names I don’t know, so there’s no …

Your profoundly designed life insurance

Your profoundly designed life insurance

Creativity is not about a nice interior or a nice wardrobe or a sense of design. It’s about a very subtle way to think and to realize, if this doesn’t work, then I can solve things in another way; confidence and flexibility. Creativity is like life insurance. If you are creative, you are never afraid, …

Top Japanese movies of the decade or your 2012/13 holiday survival kit

Top Japanese movies of the decade or your 2012/13 holiday survival kit

With the end of the first decade of the new millennium, Japanese English-language Metropolis magazine has put together a list of the best 10 Japanese films of the decade. And while most of them might be available with English-language variations outside of Japan, the others remain homegrown secrets – which movie experts here consider something …

When you have something to accomplish as an artist or a person, you have to trust yourself as if you were someone else. It’s selfish, it’s tough, it’s…fragile. 5 minutes of glory equals 10 hours of patience. It’s our inheritance. Don’t judge in haste or unfairly condemn the ego that is in fact a frightened child having too much responsibilities.
Attraction/Aversion, a hairy X-mas tale

Attraction/Aversion, a hairy X-mas tale

The Necklace Guy de Maupassant (Translated by eastoftheweb) She was one of those pretty and charming girls born, as though fate had blundered over her, into a family of artisans. She had no marriage portion, no expectations, no means of getting known, understood, loved, and wedded by a man of wealth and distinction; and she …