Letters of Life

Month: December 2009

Don’t Dream It’s Over

This is the very first post on Featherglass, whose original name was Don’t Dream It’s Over. I thought I’d make this a sticky post for a while as it explains why this blog exists. If you haven’t already read it, I hope you enjoy it and find a bit of yourself in it. If you’ve… Read More ›

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Blast from the Past: 10cc

Scroll down the page and hit the ‘play’ button please. Thanks. I want to share this song, an old favourite, for the simple reason that I think it’s brilliantly written. I’m not in love So don’t forget it It’s just a silly phase I’m going through And just because I call you up Don’t get… Read More ›

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The Christmas Crunch: Making a list & checkin’ it twice

We seem to be hurtling towards Christmas at light speed. Do you feel that too? I am in two minds about this. On one hand, I think that’s always the way it is after mid-December because there’s a built-up frenzy to do errands, shopping, etc, all by the magical deadline of Christmas Eve. Daily, the… Read More ›

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The Small and Lovely Things

Only 12 more days to Christmas, and I wish the time would stretch. I’m just not ready for Christmas to be over too soon. There are lists to make, and one must strategize which mall or two can maximize my time and energy for finding gifts. Aside from time to roam the shops (which is… Read More ›

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The Mambo Kings

Please press the ‘play’ button now. Thank you. Right. So, this movie jumpstarted Antonio Banderas’ film career in the U.S. Locally, the film had a very short run here, if anyone even remembers it. It is a bittersweet love story, what else, and a tragic story about two musician brothers who leave Cuba in the… Read More ›

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The Time Has Come

Don’t Dream It’s Over ‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax– Of cabbages, and kings. And why the sea is boiling hot And whether pigs have wings.’ — Lewis Carroll, Alice Through the Looking Glass, 1865 It’s been a long time coming, and… Read More ›

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