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The Ocean View Resort

An art work in the form of a video installation.

Sitting alone in that room, watching the images for almost 20 minutes. Listening to the narrator’s subdued and unclear articulation. Trying to decipher his accent, yet also just submitting to the lull of his voice. Contemplating on the content of the film. Contemplating Beethoven, as his music was used. I felt deeply in touch with myself.

So that is what Art can do.

When I went back to the gallery a week later, the exhibit had ended. I did not get to see the rest of this exhibit…

Speak To Me, Walk With Me

I walked out of the house with a plan in mind, thinking I knew where I was going.

Guess what? Things change. What I wanted to do could not be materialized. Feeling rather aimless, I wandered around in the rainy city for a while.

By chance, I walked past the Museum, and on a whim, decided to step in to see if there was a new exhibit since my last visit.

There was! Amanda Heng’s “Speak To Me, Walk With Me”.

My Civil Service Card was in my wallet. I flashed it, and spent the next 2 hours alone in the museum.

It was an intimately soul-refreshing experience.


And I’m just thinking… Life can be like that, can’t it?

We might think we know where we’re headed, right up till the moment when things get thrown off course. Then we might grumble and curse, and feel lost for a while. But if we keep our minds open and exploratory, beautiful surprises might appear, and who knows? Everything can turn out for the better.


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