Iliya Zaki


"Now I’d say that I’m tenacious, because I know it’s just a matter of time. I realized that I had to let go, but believe and hold on to faith."


"There is no post game– just try and do as many things as you can and have as little regrets as possible."

Salima Nadira

"I think it’s a calling. You can’t do anything else. I’ve been in other jobs, but I need to be free to do creative work, and roam around and meet people. Unemployment is not an issue to me. I’d rather be in this industry and semi-broke."

Deborah Tan

"There is so much we can learn from each other. So much support we can give to each other. It’s hard enough as it is making a living out of art in Singapore."



"We always hear stories of either very happy families, or homes with extreme violence but we don't hear stories about alienation: the in-between."

Fire Save Us Des Eyes

A Person

"We sat there and I listened to him talk about his misgivings and shit. I was still a bit crazy trying to figure out how to make this work. I kept asking myself how I didn’t see this coming. A week later we broke up on my birthday– he forgot my birthday."

Fire Save Us - Barry Tan

Barry Tan

Shop-owner & Artist

I won’t change my past because it made me who I am now. I think it’s not really about ‘getting out of a struggle’– because the moment you have free will, your struggle will always be there.

Iliya Zaki 

“I’ve been trying to figure out my life as a composer– what I have to do to make things work in Singapore, how to find money, to find a regular source of income to start a family. I’ve been doing music for 3 to 4 year, but I still live off my parents."

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