Catch up with me! — A little Sunday talk with Indian author Himani Vashishta

Catch up with me! — A little Sunday talk with Indian author Himani Vashishta

“I’m grateful to the people who are allowing me to exist. I wake up every morning knowing that my voice is heard. I do realise  it’s a great responsibility. I have the power to change, change at least some little things, some little old dominating ways of thinking…” Check out our conversation here http://hvashishta.blogspot.nl/2012/12/a-talk-with-novelist-julie-oyang.html

On Planet Betty Turandu Lei Ying, humans watch an entirely different kind of soap opera. Check out!

On Planet Betty Turandu Lei Ying, humans watch an entirely different kind of soap opera. Check out!

Doorknobs & BodyPaint online issue #68, theme Halloween & All Saints. For the science fiction section, Editor Doug Mathewson published a foxy gold story by Julie O’Yang. Click & read: http://www.iceflow.com/doorknobs/writers/JOYANG.html. Pls 2nd click  A Science of Discontent. The website works a little too foxy labyrinthine even for the foxy brilliant me. So if you walk around Planet Lei Ying …

The book is not just a love story with darker shades but also is a treatise on the futility and brutality of wars between nations and a critique on the idea of nation state. Historically insightful with political undertones, the novel has fully fleshed out multi-layered and credible characters. Written beautifully and structured intelligently, you get hooked to the story right from the first page. The denouement is also equally fascinating.

The book is not just a love story with darker shades but also is a treatise on the futility and brutality of wars between nations and a critique on the idea of nation state. Historically insightful with political undertones, the novel has fully fleshed out multi-layered and credible characters. Written beautifully and structured intelligently, you get hooked to the story right from the first page. The denouement is also equally fascinating.

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A somewhat dream interpretation

A somewhat dream interpretation

      Falling /Empty Kingdom, painting by Julie O’Yang, Chinese ink on canvas  © 2012Julie O’Yang Artwork & poem first published in One Imperative, a thematic art-zine from Singapore, curator Jeremy Fernando  On June 4, Room No. 1989 (A somewhat dream interpretation) ———- Those ordinary experiences Those ordinary images Rushing into My nocturnal, one woman’s space …

Upgrade your summer appetizer

Upgrade your summer appetizer

Title:  The vagina rules: On soup, sincerer love and creative writing — A confidential closet tête-à-tête with myself Author: Julie O’Yang —————————- – Ah, I miss this dish! Nope, it’s not a book cover. The unconventional essay is a disquisition on the subject or a series of subjects; a plucky, spirited take on creative writing …

My dream is yours …or, butterfly kisses…

My dream is yours …or, butterfly kisses…

“…to love, one has to be willing to risk oneself, to open oneself, to allow oneself to be wounded, torn apart. In new ways, ways that we have yet to understand, come across, ways we do not yet have a name for.” A review of my novel BUTTERFLY in Singapore Review of Books My dream is …

Chrysalis: a recounting of a digital thread with my reader(s)

Chrysalis: a recounting of a digital thread with my reader(s)

[*chrysalis, also known as aurelia or nympha, is the pupal stage of butterflies. The term is derived from the metallic gold-coloration found in the pupae of many butterflies, referred to by the Greek term chrysós for gold.] Facebook on 21 June 2012: Julie O’Yang shared the following link to say goodnight to friends, which led …

A beautiful stranger

A beautiful stranger

A beautiful stranger (The maths of the Dragon) © 2012 Julie O’Yang In front of you it sits Do not open & touch the dust Of perfection You’ve been to the Dragon Hills Looking for shadows Clouds from both sides Like white powder sifting through a dead maiden’s face As she arises Her white powder …

The road of little everythings

The road of little everythings

With tears, sweat and blood — yep, it’s true, these are little everythings of an author — I have been able to collect a bunch of links. Things I enjoyed saying/being said, hearing/being heard, reading/being read, writing/being written. Other than the Google accesses, these here are romantic because they involve personal expression, flawed, imperfect and inadequate. Julie’s dreaded …

In memoriam 1989.6.4 ~ 2012.6.4 | Tiananmen Square on this day

In memoriam 1989.6.4 ~ 2012.6.4 | Tiananmen Square on this day

Grass  Bai Juyi (772–846) Far far across the plain  Spreads the grass  One year to another  It withers and returns  Never extinguished  By the prairie fires  With Spring wind  It leaps back to life  Bringing near a fragrance  From an age old path  As the green sward overgrows  Crumbling city walls  So once again my …