LOVE FOR BEGINNERS

Letters by Kenny Mah

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The Letters

If only we had the memory of elephants, truer and better with the passing of every year
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2018

Jan 19 / Trinity



2017

Dec 11 / “With your face sketched on it twice”

Nov 15 / Anchor

Oct 21 / The gravity of son-in-law eggs

Oct 13 / Rainbows

Sep 18 / “press them like fresh flowers into my memory”

Sep 2 / Unblossomed

Aug 22 / The 4-hour secret

Jul 31 / Making adjustments

Jul 16 / Late the day

Jun 30 / Antarctica, or On Your 40th Birthday

Jun 14 / Closing the gap

May 6 / Som tum serenade

Apr 23 / “Running up that hill”

Mar 26 / A picture of you

Mar 23 / Mushroom soup

Feb 14 / Thank you

Jan 24 / What love is

Jan 18 / The sweetest years



2016

Dec 23 / You tell me you’re getting fatter

Dec 9 / “Mine had music in it”

Nov 21 / Tend to your soul

Nov 4 / “When we were young”

Oct 14 / Lunch date

Oct 3 / “How was your day, dear?”

Sep 12 / Mooncake

Sep 2 / “I said it first!”

Aug 28 / Garlic

Aug 25 / The bed hug

Jul 21 / Kindness

Jul 20 / “Don’t let yourself go”

Jun 11 / Oh what a day! What a lovely, lovely day!

Jun 8 / Hair

May 23 / Ramen and ice-cream

May 22 / Every minute counts

Apr 25 / “Of course you’ll have regrets…”

Apr 13 / Lavender pouches

Mar 28 / “There is now.”

Mar 3 / Wild grass

Feb 14 / Lavender

Feb 2 / “Who we were isn’t lost before we were us”

Jan 1 / Fireworks



2015

Dec 31 / “There is a light that never goes out”

Dec 25 / Let it snow

Nov 24 / “I still think they’re flowers”

Nov 12 / Albatross

Oct 28 / Race

Oct 2 / “It’s like you’re my mirror”

Sep 13 / Deconstruction

Sep 1 / “This day will not come around again.”

Aug 31 / Bear

Aug 11 / Nothing is…

Jul 28 / “…in the fullness of time.”

Jul 1 / A is for acar

Jun 28 / “Because the night”

Jun 7 / Monolithic

May 22 / The first thing

May 18 / Petai

Apr 27 / Words

Apr 20 / The darkest spell

Mar 31 / A love letter in seven years

Mar 12 / “Living is easy with eyes closed”

Feb 15 / “to the end of the line”

Feb 14 / Advice

Jan 2 / “it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back”



2014

Dec 23 / It’s raining

Nov 25 / Snow in Stockholm

Oct 8 / Wordlessly

Sep 1 / Nothing is better than this

Aug 5 / “Goodnight, baby.”

Jul 24 / Arcade

Jul 15 / Walkabout

Jun 25 / Caterpillar

Jun 18 / Sleepless beauty

Jun 14 / The boy in the café

May 27 / We are each other’s temple

May 21 / Another working day

Apr 29 / Animal antics

Mar 27 / Six

Mar 23 / A joyful Sunday of revelations

Feb 28 / The right direction

Jan 25 / Red eggs



2013

Dec 25 / “Look to the stars”

Nov 22 / The bench

Nov 18 / Witches and velociraptors

Oct 31 / Jack-o’-lantern

Oct 30 / “a happy glass of champagne”

Oct 29 / “Picked all my weeds but kept the flowers”

Oct 18 / A little prayer

Oct 17 / Iced coffee

Sep 26 / “Baby, I Love Your Way”

Sep 16 / Cantonese fried rice

Sep 15 / Smitten

Aug 25 / Staycation

Aug 22 / “Fearless on my breath”

Aug 21 / The hottest weight

Aug 14 / Impersonations

Aug 10 / Mothermotherland

Aug 8 / Lavender butter cake

Aug 6 / “…but there is nothing else…”

Aug 5 / Nekisse

Aug 4 / Vipers

Jul 24 / “I’ll sail ships for you”

Jul 9 / Rituals

Jul 5 / Anywhere is here

Jul 4 / Let’s ride!

Jul 3 / Fox tales

Jul 2 / Lost and found

Jul 1 / Partner in crime

Jun 30 / Sapporo summer

Jun 29 / Washi crane

Jun 28 / Bottled green tea, hot

Jun 23 / The air that I breathe

May 21 / A working day

Apr 30 / Never ask why

Apr 26 / Looking up

Mar 18 / Acid

Mar 3 / Lavender milk

Feb 28 / “…and Company.”

Feb 25 / 臘味飯

Feb 18 / What you get instead of romance

Feb 14 / The tower and the apartment

Feb 11 / The apartment and the tower

Feb 7 / A boy who wanted to go to Peru

Feb 4 / Pork trotters and cappuccinos

Jan 31 / Missing pieces

Jan 2 / Congee for Mr. Grumpy

Jan 1 / Dream hope love imagine



2012

Dec 25 / A pair of hobbits

Dec 23 / I’ll be home for Christmas

Dec 21 / The end of the world

Dec 17 / “And I love you without measure”

Dec 13 / The Christmas tree

Dec 12 / Another Christmas tree

Dec 11 / A Christmas tree

Jul 4 / Nothing is happening



2011

Jan 1 / This is love



2010

Nov 17 / Bed



2009

Jun 2 / 50 First Movie Dates

Mar 31 / A love letter in seven days



2008

Dec 27 / We are children

Dec 18 / Untitled

Dec 12 / The golden brew

Nov 28 / Still November

Nov 27 / Walk

Nov 19 / Knocked out

Nov 17 / Beauty mark

Nov 13 / All you need is love

Oct 21 / I’m not here

Oct 13 / A tale of two Oktoberfests

Oct 7 / The far side of forever

Sep 8 / Where have all the hours gone?

Aug 20 / Faces

Aug 18 / Song for a pair of songbirds

Aug 10 / All the colours of the rainbow

Aug 6 / A smile that explodes

Aug 2 / When we wake…

Jul 24 / The stars are us

Jul 21 / You taste like tong sui

Jul 16 / You dream of durians

Jul 14 / Apartment, alone

Jul 4 / Beauty and the beast

Jul 1 / Birthday boy

Jun 23 / Breakfast in bed

Jun 15 / Waking and washing

Jun 1 / Mandarin

May 30 / A home shouldn’t be silent

May 28 / Eating in

May 26 / Eating out

Apr 30 / Breath of life

Apr 11 / Departures

Apr 10 / Arrivals

Apr 9 / Taxi ride

Apr 4 / Lines

Apr 2 / Fresh strawberries & vanilla Häagen-Dazs





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