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Tomorrow night (well, midnight-ish), I am going to get on a plane and fly out of Singapore. Three months ago I made a similar journey. The same transits, only a different destination. That destination now has become a pleasant memory, where I met friends, made new ones and came into my own. That place now, Orlando, is now a place of grief. I stand in silence and solidarity with those affected, because I also see hope too. Real allies are standing up. We are not alone.

So, tomorrow’s flight will ultimately bring me elsewhere where the summer reminds me of a Perth, Western Australia winter. It will definitely be another journey of sorts – and I need the break.

I am not sure how many people will read this. But yes, I am going to get on a plane. Wish us safety, wish us joy, wish us the smoothness of flights.

Take care, everyone
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We stand united in love and unity against such hate, such loathing.
jolantru: (piss off)
The niggling suspicion that SEA people in SEA are actually treated like flies in the peripheral: “Shut up lah, you are not included/worth.”

That’s how I perceive SEA sff writers from SEA being treated/perceived. The “lah” is my pidgin coming in. :P

But then again, that’s the USian and UK mentality. Hard to shake off the feeling that we are still exotic.

How do I express my frustration at being condescended at?

US culture wars want us to kvetch, rant and scream, then they hear our pain and think “it’s cool”.

Pain is not performative, in the long run. Hate is not performative, in the long run. It gets goddamn tiring. I do not want to perform my pain in front of you, like a side-show freak.

I don’t think you would advocate for me, because all I see are people throwing people under the bus. No respect, no care, no love.

I don’t think POC in US will speak for us. I don’t think they ever think we exist. That’s the fault of their geography.

So, SEA people in SEA, let’s support each other, lift each other up

Am ok.

May. 30th, 2016 01:55 pm
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Writing.

Planning.

At least, I can work on Sun Dragon's Song.
jolantru: (crystal clear)
1. Still alive.

2. Second last day of work today.

3. I am emotional.

So...

May. 19th, 2016 07:12 pm
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I am being let go at my workplace, simply because the education ministry found full-time teachers to fill in the slots and adjunct teachers are just extra help. Granted I did spend three years in this school…

So, yes, I will be without a job in the near future. But I have skills and I can plan my future(s). The only bitches I have to deal with are my mother in law and her shit.

But I do have a Patreon if you are so inclined to help, because I do have med fees to pay as well:



https://www.patreon.com/jolantru?ty=h
jolantru: (sing to the dawn)
Xiao Xiao and the Dragon's Pearl has been nominated here.

Mid-May.

May. 16th, 2016 01:24 pm
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So, I am at home again. I haven't slept well. I think I am fatigued. But the fridge chose to die and I am up and awake, having to deal with the fridge repairman.

Back to work tomorrow.
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The Seed In Me: What if the weakest becomes a Mother?
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And also Happy Samhain!
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They are icons that changed many lives, including mine.

Rest in power and peace.

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