Journal #326

I went to bed early last night because I was feeling tired and I need to wake up early to travel to the eastern end of Singapore. My uncle from my mom side invited my family and I to his house for lunch, which consisted of steamboat and home-made chicken rice.

After the lunch, my family and I went over to another cousin’s house. Upon entering, I really like how minimal it was.

The living room has a few wooden traditional Chinese sofa and an overhead projector to view videos from a tv box. The walls are painted white with specially designed false ceiling. There are three bedrooms. The first bedroom, which is the masters bedroom, is minimal with just a bed, a wardrobe, and a chest of drawers. The guest bedroom is also sparsely decorated with just a bed, a tv console and a wide-screen television. The last room is the work room where my cousin does her work related to photography.

My cousin, now knowing how she rolls, kind of got my admiration. She’s a photographer, having published works online and in galleries. She also take on photographing works for clients. Other than that, she also drives for Uber and is currently studying to be an electrical engineer. Once she’s done, she would be licensed to work with home-based electrical wiring and circuit breakers. And I think she can draw too.

After the short visit to my cousin house, my family and I went back home. On the train back, I actually manage to get down and put in about one thousand words for my novel on my iPad.

We alighted at Joo Koon station where I treated my family to eat at Han’s. For dinner, I ordered a cup of local style black coffee and a plate of chicken burgers with salad and fries on the side. I wasn’t that hungry because of the steamboat and chicken rice but still, it’s better that I eat something filling so that I won’t go hungry at night.

You know, I told my cousin that I’m a writer and my sister is an artist. Then she suggested that we should collaborate to create something. Since I’m writing a book, I could get my sister to help me illustrate the book cover. Now, to expand that further, I thought maybe I could write a comic book while my sister draws. There is another thing we could do. Since my sister is a digital artist, and I know how to program and do have basic experience in game development, we could develop a game.

But all that is hard to achieve. My sister is a full-time student and I am a full-time software developer. By the time we both come back home, we are already exhausted. I still got my own writing to do and she got her homework. However, never say never. We will have to find a way to make it happen if we really want it. The only good thing we have now is a rather stable home.

And lastly, one of my aunt knows I’m writing a book because my mom told her. Well, I suppose it’s a good thing. That means, somehow I will have to make it happen because I’m being held accountable.

Ok, that’s all for today. I will have to go back to my writing.