Go to any open clearing at night and look up, find an object, and observe how it moves across the sky for 10 minutes; if you cannot find anything, watch the empty sky for 20 minutes.
Inspired by a story (or dream?) that I might have misremembered but has captivated my imagination since. A reference to our universal and deeply human connection to the night sky, and a reminder to spend more time looking up. And lastly, a little personal homage to an alternative career path that was not pursued in this life.
The instruction is to look for any open field or clearing, where one can turn their gaze upwards without being obstructed by high-rise buildings or structures. This alone is perhaps a challenge in itself, within Singapore’s highly dense urban infrastructure. But once one can find a rooftop, a square in between HDBs, a quiet field, a construction site, a local park; there are many opportunities to search for objects in the sky. And in the case of severe light pollution, one can only continue to study the empty sky in this collective act of viewing.