The Duck Song

There is a faintly discernible past in which I was a university student who spent approximately 90% of her (awake, sober) time consuming random Internet rubbish. Here is a brief throwback: a break, for me, from weeping into a to-do list which is exploding everywhere like some kind of fungal alien menace.

But first, look. This video is really, really annoying. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I think my favourite thing about it is how the dude’s face gets progressively more pissed off.


I do Christmas, but in a thoroughly pagan way: Christmas to me means quiet lazy mornings of tea and crosswords, an excess of presents, masses of food.

In nice news, The Business Times Books column included ACE in its ‘best of 2014’ list. Hurrah!

Plus an author interview I did for a student publication a few months back has surfaced on the internet. I hugely enjoyed chatting with Dustin and I’m really tickled by how random the resulting write-up has been.

And here’s the Facebook event for January’s AWARE/Etiquette Roundtable.

Women writing

Happy holidays y’all.

If you’ll allow me to raise my head from the books for a moment: here is a video that accompanies a fundraising drive for Singapore’s first and only specialist service supporting women who have experienced sexual assault. It features the powerful testimony of survivors of sexual assault – talking about, among other things, the importance of supportive services to their recovery. Please watch, give and share! [Disclaimer: this service is run by my employers!]

Zoe Tay for SACC : “The journey: voices of survivors” from Sexual Assault Care Centre on Vimeo.

Zoe And yes that is Zoe Tay (squee!) and here is the selfie that I took with her during the filming (squee!). She was really nice (squee!).

At some point I must put into text my EXCITEMENT about Sarah Waters’ The Paying Guests (Sarah Waters! Squee!) but that point is not now.

Excerpt and interview in Junoesq

New literary journal Junoesq contains both an excerpt from A Certain Exposure and a (somewhat terrifyingly prefaced) interview with me. It has just occurred to me that my reference here to auto-flush toilets follows a previous interview in which I describe my feelings about the publication of ACE in terms of not soiling myself. I might need to work on this public persona thing.