Hong Kong Diaries – Entry #3 – ‘Growing Up’

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Hello everyone! So for those of you who donโ€™t know I am spending the first half of my final year of university in Hong Kong. I am documenting my travels on my blog and will update as often as possible. Please follow my blog to keep up with this journey and I look forward to seeing you around! โค๏ธ


๐ŸŽ Iโ€™m feeling just fine, fine, fine
์ด์   ๋„ˆ์˜ ์†์„ ๋†“์„๊ฒŒ [Iโ€™ll let go of your hand now]
I know Iโ€™m all mine, mine, mine
Cause Iโ€™m just fine
Iโ€™m feeling just fine, fine, fine
๋” ์ด์ƒ์€ ์Šฌํ”„์ง€ ์•Š์„๋ž˜ [I donโ€™t wanna be sad anymore]
I could see the sunshine, shine, shine
Cause Iโ€™m just fine, just fine ๐ŸŽ

When my nails have been gnawed to stubby, bleeding nubs, when my hair is greasy and hidden in a messy ponytail, when my eyes are heavy and my body curls itself into a ball of exhaustion, having been kicked around by life, I know something is wrong.

On meeting my idols

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If there was one word I could use to describe my experience of last night it would be humanising.

Seeing Phil Kaye and Sarah Kay perform at EartH was quite possibly the best night of my life. I felt present, I felt grateful, I felt at peace, but I still cried so many tears.

Chaos | 100 Days of Flash Fiction – Day #1

100 Days of Flash Fiction, Short Stories & Flash Fictions

Prompt

Time travel, a bookmark, the angel gabriel.


‘You’re dead’.

‘Angel Gabriel, how did I die?’

‘Your mother was Hera, your father, Zeus.’

‘So they made me die?’

‘Yes.’

‘It’s so dark here.’

‘Use the light from my wings, follow me to the Underworld.’

‘Yesterday’: a British-Indian tale?

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***SPOILERS AHEAD***

Yesterday is a feel-good film starring Nimesh Patel as ‘Jack Malik’, a failing musician whose life is turned around after a freak accident where no-one except him remembers The Beatles. In an expected play-by-play of events, Jack profits from this worldwide amnesia, regrets it and feels guilty. The pop star renounces this lifestyle, where, in the film’s final scene, he admits none of the songs were his at a show at Wembley Stadium, and that he actually loves his best friend/original manager, Ellie Appleton (Lily James).

On paper, the premise of Yesterday’s narrative is predictable yet effective. You know where the film is going and feel alongside the characters, wait for the happy ending and go home.  There is little to no lasting impact, nothing about the film truly lingers with you. But as a British-Indian viewer, there was an extra level to this narrative. I’m not saying that me being Indian and the main lead also being Indian made the film better, rather I felt validated as both British and desi.