(8) “Twinkle” Ponders.. Part 1

It was the month of September, 2 years later. With comfortable daily temperatures, the ever-present chance of downpours in the afternoons, marks the end of the dry season in Borneo. Kelip, Orkid and their family sat down for dinner. Gagah, their father, looked pretty exhausted. Their mother, Manis, was abnormally quiet. It wasn’t normal for them to […]

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(7) “Twinkle” and the “Miracle Drink”

Pitter-patter. Giggles. Splish splash! It was just another one of those typical, “unpredictable”, “will it be rainy or sunny today?” time of the year in Borneo. Kelip and Orkid‘s parents were away for a couple of days. That afternoon, after a very warm sunny morning, it suddenly rained heavily. Kelip, Orkid and Laici love playing […]

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“I Am Not Your Negro”

Wow. Firstly, I would like to give a standing ovation to the late James Baldwin for writing the manuscript of a novel that tells the story of race in modern America, “Remember This House”, even though it was unfinished. Also to filmmaker, Raoul Peck, for turning it into a documentary to share it with the […]

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(5) “Twinkle” and Her Gift.. Part 2

The sun has set. As they were about to arrive, they saw Manis standing outside. She was worried. She felt a little bit at ease when she saw them from a distance, but was surprised when she saw a baby hare, held by Kelip, with patches of blood on her. Laici excused herself as she had to […]

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