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Recently, a former colleague of mine passed away suddenly while in his prime. He was actually one of my predecessors and I always regarded him as a mentor, sorta kinda. Certainly, I learnt a lot from him and I respected … Continue reading
Tagged alive, alivel, Batik, courage, excellence, HEalth, Hope, Life, Museum, Opportunity, Strength, talent
This gallery contains 35 photos.
Autumn is the season of anniversaries, and I’ve got a trio of them stacked up – well, technically, a quartet… Yes, I haven’t written anything here in six months. I’ve been busy – with a new book, a burgeoning relationship, … Continue reading
Tagged Architecture, Asian Civilisations Museum, Dream Of A City, Heart, Heritage, History, Home, Museum, Singapore, Stent, The Grand Tour, Travel, What's next, work, Writing
This gallery contains 30 photos.
In the past, well… almost four months now, I’ve been spending a lot of time with birds. Specifically, ornamental chickens… Bantam Cochins, to be exact. Though also jumbo quail, fantailed pigeons and paradise whydahs. [The latter are a species of … Continue reading
Tagged Asian Civilisations Museum, DirectorACM, HEalth, Japan, Kennie Ting, Life, Life In Edo, Love, Nesting, Russel Wong In Kyoto, Twelfth Night, What You Will
This gallery contains 32 photos.
Last week, in an unlikely, last-minute burst of productivity, we opened a new special exhibition at the ACM. It was an exhibition the likes of which was unprecedented. I must say I’ve been supremely pleased with it. The title of … Continue reading
Tagged ACM, Asian Civilisations Museum, Beauty, Faith, Hope, Kennie Ting, Life, Love, Museums, Resolution, Singapore
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On Tuesday, 27 October, just over a week ago, I collected the keys to my new apartment. Yes indeed, I have taken the leap and – with some financial help from my mother – bought the place of my dreams. … Continue reading
Tagged Asia, Beauty, Family, Friends, HEalth, Heart, Home, Life, Love, Reflection, Rest, Singapore, Time, Travel
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Having recently emerged from a lockdown, I’ve found myself actually missing those days spent at home alone, leisurely exploring my own private universe. As much as I missed being at the museum and my office, I have – surprisingly – … Continue reading
Tagged 2020, Art, Books, Culture, Home, Life, new normal, reading, Resolution, work, Writing
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What a difference a month and a bit makes! In late February, when I wrote my previous post, I had just returned from Mexico, anticipating change but hopeful that life would go on, more or less, with some, but not … Continue reading
Tagged Art, Asia, Beauty, Comfort, COVID-19, Culture, Friends, Home, Life, Lifestyle, Mobility, New World Order, Personal Therapy, Photography, Reinvention, Shutdown, Singapore, Stay At Home
This gallery contains 37 photos.
These past couple of weeks I’ve been in a dream of a city… an imperial city… wandering its streets, admiring its architecture and its art, appreciating the warmth of its people even as I remain wary of the danger that … Continue reading
Tagged Art, Colour, Dream Of A City, Heritage, History, Kennie Ting, Life, Light, Mexico, Personal Mastery, Relationships, Therapy, Travel
This gallery contains 13 photos.
In the last post, I waxed lyrical about Rapture and Epiphany. I suggested that the latter was something that could be man-made, precipitated through (careful) design and curatorial, in the context of an exhibition at the Museum. That much is … Continue reading
Tagged Art, Cities, Epiphany, History, Kennie Ting, Life, Love, Passion, Physical Touch, The 5 Love Languages, Travel, Visual, Water
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I’m almost there. I can feel it. …clarity on what I want, who I am, who I will be in the years I come – what I will pursue, creatively, intellectually, socially, perhaps even romantically… I’ve been going around in … Continue reading