• andyprue commented on the post, weaving 4 years, 9 months ago

    When I was young, there is a ritual every morning. When I woke up at (the ungodly hour of) 6 a.m. to prepare for school, the first thing I would do is sit down and let my mother tie my hair up into a braid. There was nothing romantic or soft about the act: She would run the comb through my hair with practical and hard yanks to sort out the unruly…[Read more]

  • andyprue commented on the post, pepper 4 years, 9 months ago

    His pepper-sprayed strands speak so much more than the bland, common silky black hair locks on a younger head. They speak of the past, full of adventure and mishaps, of joy, and of pain. They speak of the future, of human’s inevitable mortality that is only starting to show itself. They speak of a life lived.

  • andyprue commented on the post, festive 5 years, 11 months ago

    In memory of the great national hero that finally died after (literally) a century of selfless service, the street erupts with festive joy.

    They are not ungrateful; only they thought whatever scraps of gratitude there are serve better when drown in drinks and torn to confetti. Front doors are trapped with tacky lights that blink wild and blind.…[Read more]

  • andyprue commented on the post, catapult 6 years, 4 months ago

    You exchange insults with me, as natural as breathing, just like the catapults of old. The very machines of brutality and death that we ourselves once stood manning. We throw verbal boulders at each other with the intent to kill. And as always, both survive to hurl another day.

  • andyprue commented on the post, magenta 6 years, 5 months ago

    ‘For the hundredth time, Wright, the colour of my suit is “magenta”, not “pink”!’

    ‘I’m only calling it as I see it, Edgeworth. And it isn’t like pink isn’t a nice shade, anyway. Real men wear pink, don’t they?’

    ‘Then, by all means, dye your suit pink – and I mean the true pink colour – and wear it next time you go to court. Although I fear…[Read more]

  • andyprue commented on the post, broadcast 6 years, 9 months ago

    The BBC – The British Broadcasting Company has been under some flak recently. I know it’s not a perfect organisation – was there ever? – but I can’t help but think of it very fondly still.

  • andyprue commented on the post, under 6 years, 10 months ago

    When all the facade that is our clothes, our makeup, our skin, our bones, are all stripped off, lay only our soul.

  • andyprue commented on the post, shorthand 7 years, 4 months ago

    I very seldomly use shorthands, especially in circumstances where most of my peers would have used words like ‘u’ for ‘you’ or suchlike. I just like to spell the words out in its complete and nice entirety. Of […]

  • andyprue commented on the post, tasting 7 years, 4 months ago

    All of a sudden there was the tang of blood in my mouth, bitter and heavy, lodged in my teeth and refused to go away. I swept my tongue around, trying to find the source of the bleeding, but without success. That […]

  • andyprue commented on the post, separate 7 years, 4 months ago

    Sometimes the feeling of separations from the world is not necessarily one of loneliness. Sometimes it just feels great to be isolated in your own mind, to understand that it is you who understand yourself the […]

  • andyprue commented on the post, earring 7 years, 5 months ago

    Earrings, strangely, in my culture are considered an ornament only fitting to people of a female persuasion. In fact, most girls are forced by their parents to get their ears pierced at a very young age – which is […]

  • andyprue commented on the post, nourish 7 years, 5 months ago

    The source of one’s nourishment is usually considered to be food, drinks, or any of the physical and tangible thing that one absorbs into one’s system. However, for me, I feel most nourished when I’m immersed in […]

  • andyprue commented on the post, bitten 7 years, 5 months ago

    One of the reasons why I have always been so averse of dogs is that I’m scared to death of being bitten. Especially when I’ve poured out my affections and given them my most endearments and they would turn on me […]

  • andyprue commented on the post, puddle 7 years, 5 months ago

    There is a song in the Vietnamese nurseries about a girl who fell into a puddle and got all wet and was picked up by her dad. It is true, puddles are an extremely messy and muddy business that I’ve never felt the […]

  • andyprue commented on the post, ruby 7 years, 5 months ago

    Ruby is usually commonly used in making jewelry of all sorts, and is considered to have a very nice shade and shiny appearance that appeal to those who like adornments on their body. However, for me, I like it […]