Redefining Movement

Photo: Bernie Ng

Issue #03



Pillow thoughts is a series of poems that hit close to home because of their relatable topics.

I love how her poems are divided into simple sections that catered to emotions I was feeling such as “If you are lonely” or “If you need encouragement” and just by reading those sections, it can make you feel so emotional.

My favourite poem
I know you feel like your best
Wasn’t enough
I know you feel like all the hours
Were wasted
I know you feel disappointed
In yourself
But even though you feel
These things
Probably all at once right now
I just want you to know
That you’re more than what
You believe
I look at you
And I know that you’re
And beautiful
And capable
I believe in you
And I’ll tell you everyday
Until you believe it too.



The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Director: Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli
Available on Netflix
It is based off a Japanese folklore, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The emotions in this film were captured through the fluid animation. Light strokes illustrated happiness, whereas quick strokes invokes anger. It is unlike other Studio Ghibli films as this film captured the moments in fluid animation, painted with minimalist yet evocative watercolours and charcoal strokes. The movie explored different themes such as societal roles, shallowness of wealth and materialism, as well as the nature of life. Takahata is an excellent director and screenwriter and have directed many other films with similar style such as Grave of the Fireflies (1988) and Only Yesterday (1991).

Matthew Goh


Title: Bohemian Rhapsody
Director: Bryan Singer
Music from the 60s – 80s are my all-time favourites. The melody and lyrics seem to resonate strongly with me  compared to the current songs we have today; maybe I’m just an old soul. One of my favourite bands of that time is Queen, a British Rock band formed in London during the 1970s.

I admire the songs they have composed from experimental songs like “Bohemian Rhapsody” to sentimental ballads like “Love of my life”. Songs that make you feel like a rockstar while singing in the shower!

In 2018, a movie was released titled, Bohemian Rhapsody, a biographical drama film about Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen. To watch another artist’s life, the ups and downs, twist and turns, and the passion that’s burning in Freddie Mercury, ignited my flame. It reminded me why I chose to be an artist!
So do catch the film and listen to their music. Then together we can stomp the ground twice and clap our hands once and say “We will, we will rock you!” Showing our strength against this pandemic, making COVID-19 afraid of us! 

Here’s a Spotify playlist to listen to their songs.

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