Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Today is just one of those random days whereby I feel really vulnerable.

P/S Probably a long and sweet message or maybe a warm and pleasant hug, or perhaps a good and thought-provoking talk would help.

Just maybe.


  1. Even though it's been 24 hours and you probably already feel much better... but I like this blog and I want to contribute. So I choose option #1 : The long (& sweet?) message.

    Dear Irina,

    You know how every once in a while you encounter a person, a thought, an image, a song, or an idea that inspires you? Well, in the case of your “work” on ‘74Hours’, I found all of those and more.

    I discovered your blog completely by accident, through a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend in Singapore. You know how that goes when you’re surfing the net and you just start clicking links.

    But since I live on the internet, I see thousands of web sites per year. Why did I actually like yours?

    The reasons are numerous, but let me elaborate on one that I think is relevant.

    Not that many people put their heart and soul and hopes and fears on a website. Some people think they do that, but it’s either a never ending sob story about how their life sucks, or a cut and paste menagerie of ideas that are not original.

    In contrast, you have an interesting way of delivering a feeling. With that white background, mellow sound track, and a rolling stream of consciousness that seems to go on forever, one could easily get lost in your world of ideas. I don’t know how many of your readers actually READ your thoughts as opposed to just gawking at your pictures. But the way you intertwine images and words really packs a punch. Those who don’t read are missing out.

    I really don’t know what it is in particular that appeals to me about your writing style. Maybe your thoughts are just on the same frequency as mine? So you’re writing out what I’m thinking and the like-mindedness is what makes me appreciate it so much. You know that comforting feeling you get when you think that someone out there in the universe actually gets you? I think that might be it. Or maybe I’m just reading things into the writing that are not really there?

    Either way, I'll save you the trouble of reading a ten page comment from a random person you don't know. And instead of ending this message with some generic well-wishing like "Cheer up" or "Think positive" or "Think of all the poor people" or "Be happy", I just want to say...

    Thank you.

    And just keep being YOU.
    After all, THAT is what keeps me coming back here.


    A reader who cares.

    1. Haven't been able to thank you properly, J. I just want to let you know that I ... from the deepest corner of my heart, appreciate this so so much because it's exactly what I needed at that moment and I was amazed by how you could nail it so well.

      Actually, I'd really love to know more about you. What's your name? What do you do? What are you into? Are you Singaporean? Do you live in Singapore? It's only fair that I know since, I am pretty transparent about myself on my blog. I tried to get bits and pieces about you here and there on Insta but it's never enough to understand and know someone right? I haven't been able to piece the info together.

      So why don't, you do me a favour and help me?

      Have a nice day and hope to hear from you soon.

    2. I thought you might be curious about such things, so I didn't leave my comment without any clues at all...

      Click on my name in the letter that I wrote and let's talk. =]