This book does just that.
I enjoyed reading the poems, although they were of uneven quality - some were really good, others mediocre. Yet all of them revealed a slice of the author's life. Some were of missing their family back home, some were of delicious food they were used to.
The short stories were fascinating too. I wonder how real they were. Seemed pretty much based on reality to me.
The essays were most interesting. I particularly liked the one that detailed the life of an Filipino academic teaching at a local Singaporean university for a stint and which compared the two countries.
Also included in the book are some entries by famous Singaporean writers. I loved Edwin Thumboo's but found Desmond Kon's rather bewildering. To each his own I suppose.
You can find out more about the production process of this book at the Get Lucky Anthology website.
If you'd like to buy a copy, head over to the Ethos website to get one today!
Also check out my YouTube review here: