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I seem unable to pull myself away from werewolves and lycanthropy. In this case, Chinese werewolves who cherish family ties, traditions and culture. I have an urban fantasy (contemporary fantasy?) series set in Singapore. Then this story idea crept in – a space opera with werewolf merchant/warrior clans. At first, I wanted a grimdark feel to it, but I think the story took its own form and shape.

I don’t think I will ever write to industry standards or trends. The werewolves-in-space idea might be laughable to some, hilarious to others, but it has been fun writing it and visualizing a world with metal and fur.

Starfang: Claw of the Clan is now serialized on Wattpad and Patreon. Wattpad has a better format and does not screw up layout and wording. Many grateful thanks to my supporters and readers.:)
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Did a DW clean-up and re-organization. If I unsubscribe you, no offence. Interests, beliefs and thoughts have diverged.

Subsequent posts will be filtered/friends-locked. Unfiltered posts will only be general updates etc.
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Taking out the painkillers for today. Uterus is rebelling.

And happy birthday to the spouse!
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It's so warm today I didn't mind standing under the (lukewarm) showers. Outside right now, as the day edges towards evening, the sky is a blue-white, with fierce sunlight making sharp shadows on walls and the construction site next to my apartment block.

It would seem we stand at the threshold, at a liminal moment - perhaps the summer is reaching its peak and we see the wheel of the year turning. At the moment, it is painful and terribly warm - the chinwags talk about global warming. I say we stand at the gates; the choice is ours to step through.
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I am going back to work again. In the same school. Only a different subject.

But, at least, it's work.

Back.

Jun. 26th, 2016 01:43 pm
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In Singapore.

Jet lag is quite something.
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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

Am ok.

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

Planning.

At least, I can work on Sun Dragon's Song.

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

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.

I am back!

Mar. 21st, 2016 08:05 pm
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Landed at Changi International this morning, after 20 odd hours of flight, plus a layover at Dubai.

But... I am back!
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I fly off tonight.

Wish me luck and journey blessings.
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So, the bag is almost packed, the toiletries bought, the money changed, things printed out etc. I don't believe I am flying off on Tuesday.
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Finally on my week-long term break - and now, I have the time to plan. What to pack? What to buy? When to panic?

I am going to get my hair cut (I hope), get another pair of good walking shoes - and hopefully, not to panic when I reach Dubai International.
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I turned 41 yesterday.

And was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Not that serious yet, and not needing surgery at the moment. My fingers are turning numb and cold.

But, yes, finally in my forties.
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Apparently, I am sick again. Same infection with itchy eyes, nose, skin etc. Plus, sore throat and the feeling that there is a banked fire inside me.

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