Category Archives: Thinking Out Loud

A New Look at Resolutions

  My experience with New Year Resolutions has been…inconsistent. When I was younger, it was just something to do but it held little meaning for me. Strike 1. As an adult, I gave it another go but the things that … Continue reading

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Mental Reboot

For almost four years, ever since I stepped away from full-time PR work, I’ve been telling others (and myself) that I no longer have to deal with clients or account management because I concentrate solely on writing work. Recently I’ve … Continue reading

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Yearning to Learn Again

Every now and then, I’m struck by the thought that my past work surpasses what I’m doing now. It comes every time I catch a glimpse of articles or even essays I’d written years ago, and I feel amazed, thinking … Continue reading

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Get the Brief

In three years of freelancing, I’ve prided myself on being able to utilise some of the things I learned from over eight years of agency life – managing clients and editors and the various people who commission me; evaluating my … Continue reading

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Critical Mass

I’ve never really understood what the term ‘critical mass’ means, at least not in a technical sense. It’s something I’ve heard in movies, normally uttered by some scientist or other when something is about to blow up. But just this … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

It’s been three years since I became a hybrid – with one foot planted in the PR world and the other firmly in the editorial; and learning to work partially in an office and the rest of the time at … Continue reading

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“Kids these days”

I get really annoyed when I hear this phrase, especially when uttered by people much younger than I (at least older folk are even further removed from teenagers and young adults right?). Why you might ask? Because it’s an over-generalization, … Continue reading

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Merdeka Reflections

On Saturday morning, I went to church – there was a special mass to commemorate our national day of independence and for once I was moved to attend.  It saddened me that the mass was being held in the small … Continue reading

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What Words are Worth

The caption on the lower right corner of my business card reads ‘Words Count’. A professional acquaintance thought I was trying to emphasise the importance of a word count so that I can bill clients accordingly. Couldn’t have been farther … Continue reading

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What next?

It’s been months since I last posted a blog. Why? I wonder myself. I could make all the usual excuses – that work was taking up too much time, that I was too busy, that I couldn’t gather my thoughts … Continue reading

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