Happiness lies in watching this galaxy with my siblings

By Keith Pereña

Star Wars has always been a part of my life. One evening back in my family’s first home in Manila, I binged on the original trilogy. Seated on our plastic couch, my eyes shimmered every time an X-wing blitzed past or when Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader battled it out. Star Wars became one of my primary interests and I ached to share the magic of the films with someone. It was only a couple of years later that I found someone to share my tales of the galaxy far, far away with — my brothers.

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A Chinese melodrama that took me to my pastoral roots

By Suresh Pattali

The driver jammed the brakes and the Yellow Cab screeched to a halt on the hard shoulder of Singapore’s Pan Island Expressway. He swallowed an expletive, hammered the temple with his fists and screamed: “What on earth is going on? Can you guys just shut up, or let me know what’s it about so that I can help solve.”

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