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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Saturday Snapshot- OCBC Skywalk, Gardens by the Bay

Hey everyone, I'm back with another Saturday Snapshot*. I'm taking you on my trip to the OCBC Skywalk, in Singapore. This Skywalk is in between two "Super-trees", that are made of strong metal, and are a prominent part of the Singapore skyline.
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View from atop the skywalk. This view is of the more secluded part of "Gardens by the Bay"

Friday, July 29, 2016

There was a time

There was a time
I knew what I wanted
There was a place
That used to give me it

I ruled the world
At least the one that was mine
I wasn't alone
But there wasn't a crowd all the time

There was a time
When life meant happiness
Sugar and hearts
That used to give me it

-Poem Fanatic

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Your fault

You won't let me get a word in
So I have to scream
You won't listen just like that
So I start to weep

You stop caring the second I
Contradict your speech
You then think of your pride
So you start to scream

It wouldn't be my fault
If you let me speak
The second you deny my speech
I will start to bleed

But what you fail to see
Is that you stopped listening
So you started this whole thing.

-Poem fanatic

The day has come

I never thought
That this day would come
That you would end up
Chaining my life

I never knew
That this day would come
That you'd keep me
And my thoughts a prisoner

I never considered it
That this day could come
That you'd torment me
For your pride

I never had to hope
That today wouldn't come
That there wouldn't be a day
When you'd refuse to listen

I never felt
That you would be my devil
That you would be my enemy
But that day has come

-Poem Fanatic

Saturday, July 23, 2016

I don't need it

I don't need an explanation
I don't your guarantees
I don't need your reactions
I don't need an apology

I don't need your helping hand
I don't need your cheerful smile
I don't need a favour  from you
I don't need your make-up time

I don't want it
Whatever you're offering
I don't need it
I'm fine without you there

I don't want it
Whatever you say is mine
I don't need it
I'm fine without it in my life

-Poem Fanatic

Saturday Snapshot-Urban Redevelopment Authority

Hey everyone! It's time for another Saturday Snapshot, and this week I'll be sharing some more pictures of my trip to Singapore. These are some snaps of my "tourist detour". I visited the URA, or the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore. My cousin encouraged me to go after having visited the place on a field trip.
 This government office is open to the public, and they are able to view all the changes that will be made to the country over the next ten years. Among other things, there are games that help kids understand how hard planning is, a wall that takes us back in time and a 3-D map of the country. Let's get started!
 I was really impressed with the whole concept of the URA. It's proof to the citizens that change is going to happen, and it gives the room to move themselves out of or into an area, and also allows them to plan efficiently for the future.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Watch out

Drop the pebble into the river
Skip the stone into the lake
Watch out for the ripples
Because they'll be there

Shake the branch of the tree
Snap the stem of the plant
Watch out for the leaves
Because they'll be there

Break down the door
Hammer in the nail
Watch out for the splinters
Because they'll be there

-Poem Fanatic

I heard

I heard that you,
Wanted to go away,
Wanted to leave this place,
Wanted to do something different

I heard that you,
Needed a helping hand,
Needed a better friend,
Needed a way to move on 

I heard that you,
Wanted to change your name,
Wanted to break the rules,
Wanted to act like you don't care,

I heard that you,
Needed a partner in crime,
Needed another day
Needed something different

I heard that you were
Practically a 
Different person 
Than the one you used to be

I heard that you
Were me
But now you're just a 
Voice in my head

-Poem Fanatic

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lovely Tree by Rita Reed

Hey Everyone, I'm back with another Poetry Appreciation post. This won't be a very long review, in accordance with the length of the poem, and instead will simply point out a few things in the writing of this poem.
  I was surfing through a list of modern-day poems when I came across this one. It struck me immediately, and stood out for all the right reasons. The poet personifies the sun, the wind and a tree and does it very well. I was drawn into her short descriptions and her casually dominant use of imagery.

Lost to the world

Fazed by the thought of complexity,
Distressed at the sound of anger,
Denied the expression she requires,
She, is lost to the world

Forced into a comatose state,
Pushed away from the core,
Trembling it runs away,
Her emotion, is lost to the world

Balanced on the edge of a cliff,
Tipping over into a hole,
Shivering on the brink of extinction,
Her words, are lost to the world

-Poem Fanatic 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Race

The whistle is blown
The race has begun
Everyone's running
The race has begun

The race hasn't ended
It never will
The race that is life
Is  not a thrill

Adrenaline surges
But it soon comes to a stop
What is the point
Of running a never-ending race?

The whistle is blown
The race has begun
Everyone's running
Except for one

-Poem Fanatic

There was

There was a secret chord
That managed to lift my mood
There was a secret key
That managed to turn me

There was a special place
That managed to help me be
There was a special room
That managed to make me happy

There were so many things
There were so many joys
There were so many little beings
That no longer are the same

There were too many things
For me to care about anymore
There still are a few
But they're different
Just like me

-Poetic Fanatic

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


She slides it across the room
Drags it down the stairs
Pushes it out of the house
Pulls it into the forest
Throws it into the river

It will find its way back home
No matter where it lies
No matter how far away it sleeps
It will find its way back home
For home is in her mind

She may stab it with a knife
She may electrocute it with a wire
She may shoot it with a gun
It will find its way back home
For doubt,
Home is in her mind

-Poem Fanatic

Top Ten Tuesday- Books Set Outside the US

Hey everyone, I'm back with a new post, and a new meme! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the "Broke and the Bookish". I may not be participating in each post, but this week's list was about books, so I decided to join in.

 "Top Ten Books Set outside the US that we've enjoyed":

Monday, July 18, 2016


Hey guys! It's the beginning of a new week again- and that means reading updates! I read quite a bit this week, and am slowly catching up to my Goodreads Challenge. I've now read 46 books out of 100, although I'm supposed to be close to 53.
  I finished reading Set in Stone by Catherine Dunne. Although some parts of the plot were predictable while others were full of surprise, I enjoyed the book. The simplistic writing allows the reader to pick up on all the emotions weaved through it, giving the book a dynamic feel. You can read my review here.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Set in Stone by Catherine Dunne

Publication Date: June 4th 2010
Genre: Realistic Fiction
My Goodreads Rating: 3/5
Source: Own Copy

I recently finished reading "Set in Stone" by Catherine Dunne. Although some parts of the plot were predictable, I really enjoyed this story. The story revolves around an Irish family.
 Lynda is a Mosaic artist who works from the house, while her husband Robert is a Developer. Their daughter Katie studies at a university away from home, and their son Ciaran lives at home but goes to a college nearby. The family has had a horrible past- linked only to Robert's brother Danny.
 As the story unfurls, readers realize why Danny is such an issue, and what he has to do with their present day lives. A new character is introduced to the family near the beginning of the story. Ciaran's friend Jon needs a place to stay and ends up living with the Grahams. Is he related to the mysterious "Watcher" that lurks outside their house? Is Lynda's family at risk? The novel poses various questions to the reader, and all are answered in due time.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Life as a gypsy

Life as a Gypsy

In an Indian family she was born
Yet of a miscellaneous ethos was she
Come together did the East and South and created the Gypsy.
A life of marvel and travel she survived for the gypsy was a phenomenon

Patriotic was she for years that were seven
 Rhythmic paces outlined her life, (So stagnant as it was)
A melodic matriarch, a performing descendant
 Nonetheless the vessel that buttressed her family
Would soon choose the path of another stream

The Gypsy’s voyage had commenced,
The vessel coxswaining her to the south,
However it was not the South as she had known it,
For this was the south of the globe

Her jubilant summers had grown into dry winters
However she established a perception for music,
Steered by the spirits of the nation’s ancient inhabitants
Nonetheless, the vessel that buttressed her family,
Would soon choose the path of another stream

Once more she was uprooted,
This time from her new-fangled home
To the foot of the upper part of her world
But it was not the north as she had known it,
For this was way over yonder

She was offered yet again her jubilant summers,
In the land of the Mayas, she grew into an artistic being,
Guided by the spirits of the nation’s ancient inhabitants,
Nonetheless, the vessel that buttressed her family,
Would soon choose its domestic stream

-Poem Fanatic

Saturday Snapshot- Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

 Hey guys! Welcome back to another Saturday Snapshot*. These pictures are from my visit to "Gardens by the Bay" in Singapore. I'll post pictures of the Cloud Forest next week, but this week I'm focusing specifically on the Flower Dome. All pictures of the Singapore trip were taking by me- and all pictures of the Spain trip were taken by my dad.
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The artist sees the need for bright colour in this green forest

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Dressed like them
Dressed like us
Dressed like him
Dressed like her

Acts like me
Acts like you
Acts like them 
Acts like us

Talks like her
Talks like him
Talks like you
Talks like me

Speaks like person one
Walks like person two
Draws like person three
Creating a person
That's unique

-Poem Fanatic

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

It rests

It builds,
It surges,
It dips
It peaks
It rests

It floats
It sinks
It surfaces
It swims
It rests

It climbs
It falls
It treks
It rises
It rests

-Poem Fanatic

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


I'm a fighter
You may not see it
You may not feel it
I'm dangerous

I'm strong
You may not think so
You may not know so
I'm dangerous

I can smile
That's what you see
That's what you feel
But I'm dangerous

I am petite
That's what it looks like
That's what sounds like
But I'm dangerous

I can fight
And I can smile
I am strong
But I'm petite

I am dangerous

-Poem Fanatic

Monday, July 11, 2016

IMWAYR- 11/07/2016

 Hey everyone! I'm back with another IMWAYR post. As you all know, I've recently come back from a trip to Singapore. That has slowed down the number of posts I've been publishing, but the flights gave me an opportunity to read another Big Book for the Big Book Challenge. 
 I finished reading "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown, the third book in the Robert Langdon series, and I quite enjoyed it. The book was fast-paced, and full of suspense. Science and symbology were more prominent in this book than Christianity, although religion was one of the major themes as well. I'd recommend this series to anyone who likes mystery, and is able to keep up with sudden twists and changes. Look out for a review of this book soon!

Sunday, July 10, 2016


The room is dark,
Lit only by the embers
Of a dying fire

The young maiden
Lifts her gaze
From the soil she lies on
To the thatched roof 
That protects her

For there, she sees
A glimmer of light
Guidance she feels
Provided by the one with the power

It was in reality
A tear in her cover
That startled her ponder
With the rays of the day

But when guidance was needed
Guidance she saw
Refusing to accept 
That it was she who gave herself
The guidance she required

-Poem Fanatic

Hey everyone! Hope you enjoyed that poem. I've been wanting to start an active community on my blog for a while- and I decided to start today! A lot of the poems I write target issues like peer pressure and identity, while others are more light hearted. I'd love to know what you think of my poems and the message that underlies them. Comment below, and we can start a discussion!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday Snapshot-Singapore Flyer

Hey everyone! I'm back with another Saturday Snapshot*. Today, I'm starting a new mini-series about my trip to Singapore. The following pictures are of the view from the London Flyer. Enjoy your weekend!
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Friday, July 8, 2016

My eyes see

The sea and the forest
Collide in my ears
Yet my nose smells the river
While my eyes mist with tears

The salt I breathe
The trees I touch
The fish I see
The hills I climb
Are concealed by the city
That my eyes see

-Poem Fanatic

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Scattered, the panic rises
Neat, the panic swells
Cold, the panic surges
Hot, the panic sweats

Tired, the panic settles
Energetic, the panic jumps
Forever, the panic remains
Till you're done
The panic escapes

-Poem Fanatic

Monday, July 4, 2016

IMWAYR- 04/07/2016

Hello everyone! I'm back with an extremely short IMWAYR* post. I've been in Singapore, and between sight-seeing and spending time with my family I haven't had much time to read. I still thought that I should update you on my reading, since I missed the last post. This week, I started one book and finished another.
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Sea is Lit

As the light shimmers 
The water flows
The sea is lit
But not with nature

The sea is lit
With the fluorescent
Gleam of the streets
The sea is lit

The sea is lit
With the imitation
That claims to be nature
The sea is lit

The sea has forgotten
The light of nature
The sea is lit
With only its imitation

-Poem Fanatic

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Saturday Snapshot- Spanish Buildings

Hey everyone! I'm back with another Saturday Snapshot* post. This will be my last post about Spain. Next week, I hope to share with you pictures of my trip to Singapore. I'll be starting another mini-series about it.
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Beautiful stained glass inside a Cathedral. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

A Poison Tree by William Blake

Written by British Poet William Blake, "A Poison Tree" serves as both a reminder and a warning to each and every human being of the dangers of our nature. This simplistic poem speaks of anger and the way we should deal with it. Using unpretentious yet powerful language, Blake delivers a strong message to all his readers.

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