Musings on the impending Chinese festival, Qing Ming, also commonly known by its Hokkien dialect pronunciation, Cheng Beng. Of ghosts, superstitions, honouring ancestors passed and being 5 foot tall.
An afterthought from being in a road accident on how each and every one of us needs get on the road to responsibility and instead of leaning on the myopic excuse, “nothing to do with me wat.”
This final segment discusses the possible steps we as a nation can take to get out of the political rut we are in as a result of turning the word ‘Allah’ into an issue.
This second segment deals with deconstructing the mind of those that demand ownership of the word ‘Allah’, a consideration of a crucial part of our nation’s history and a critical assessment of the government’s attempts to defuse the situation.
This first segment deals with the distinguishing the concept of different from diversity and how it relates to extremist thinking.
I must begin by saying that I’ve always been a hopeless romantic. Whenever I get on a plane, I always look forward to meeting the person sitting next to me because there is a chance that he/she might end up being the love of my life (I use the phrase loosely, but I hope this […]
Written on May 3, 2009. Originally published in Eye Asia (July 2009 edition). I have to know If there is God, or karma Is Life a string of random mishaps Or a laborious web of scripted dramas I cannot tell If anyone will be waiting At that last stop of our turbulent Odyssey But I […]
Actually a lot of young people in the age range of 24-27 experience “numbness” and “tiredness” with and in life and work. This may probably be due to what they have experienced and are experiencing. Just that they do not talk about it but live out their daily lives as usual. I think even our […]
Life and Death are interests of mine. 1. I do not think we can assert any kind of right to be born or not. You are here today living and breathing not because you chose to be here but simply because you happen to have out-swam a couple of thousand other sperms i.e. you were […]
19-year old Gabrielle Chong won the first prize at the recently concluded Bar Council Public Speaking Competition held from 9 to 12 December 2008. She spoke passionately about the continuing marginalisation and discrimination of LGBTs, and moved the judges with her simple message delivering the essence of what it means to be human. Do also […]