Powerful—I hope this makes you feel uncomfortable.

Musings Unravelled

In the past two years I could carve a niche for myself in this small dot in the Straits of Malacca which truly exemplifies a multicultural society. I live in Singapore, a ‘fine city’ with almost honk free traffic and where every citizen has a smartphone as their better halves. I perceived technology as a disguised GOD in this foreign land where bowed heads swipe on their phones like praying with a rosary. Only during my second week of stay did I find a face smiling at me in the nearby supermarket. I was carrying only a big watermelon while her basket was overloaded with groceries. She smiled at me and allowed me to stand before her at the billing counter. I thanked her and bade adieu with a smile.

We kept encountering each other quite often in the same supermarket. The scar on her forehead and a burnt mark…

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Thank You

Thank You.

Tonia Hurst, I’m so glad that you’e taken the plunge and decided to post your writing at

Tonia is one of  ‘My 500 Words’ family’.

She makes me think, she makes me laugh, she makes me cry!

I hope you enjoy her writing as much as I do