Welcome to After Tutup by me, Al. Four years ago, I wanted to become a barber and so I did. I spent a considerable amount of time honing my craft, day in day out, as I was determined to be good enough to have returning clients. I have now reached a point where I can make a living…
Year In Review
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I have been reading Jung Chang’s Wild Swans and on numerous occasions, as she paints the landscape of the story, she mentions the Cypress tree…
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Since I last wrote, we’ve entered another lockdown, and if I'm being honest, this one is weighing more heavily on me than the previous ones. I look…
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At the end of December 2019, I finished reading The Art Of Gathering by Priya Parker. It was two months before my 29th birthday so I decided to model my…
Zooey left us on the 12th of April 2021. She's one of the six cats Nine has been taking care of for the past six years. I only became a permanent…
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Death and the fear of dying are never so present in my mind as when I am in the backseat of a Grab car. I go days, sometimes weeks, without thinking…
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The following is a response to Sam's letter to me on her newsletter: Footnotes from the Void. Through this exercise in slow, methodical correspondence…
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