By Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

Yeo Wei Wei
Yeo Wei Wei

Let’s get down to brass tacks. Why do you write?

Writing has meant different things to me at different points in my life. Before the last ten years, I saw writing as something I wanted to do, as something that was key to who I wished to be, to be seen as. This has evolved over the last ten years. I have learnt that writing is not about who I am on the surface. Looking back, I see that writing has to do with my relationship with language. With everything I write, this relationship is affirmed and grows a little. The desire to write has been inside me since I learnt the alphabet but it took quite some time before I dared to press the “START” button. And it also took a bit of time before I realised that it was up to me to do whatever it takes to keep the machine going.