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Invisible Lifes

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~ Muhammad Ali The missus and me went to the ‘free market’ thinking that all we’d do is drop off our old clothes n toys and … Continue reading

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The Night Tulus Conquered KL

Tulus conquered KL last night. For 90 minutes he mesmerised and completely owned our hearts and minds. It’s hard not to like the guy. He was that good. Tulus is one of the most popular singers in Indonesia. He’s 31 … Continue reading

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Kontraktor Melayu

KONTRAKTOR MELAYU The title of this piece is a dead giveaway. You already know I’m going to say bad things here about kontraktor2 Melayu. And that in itself is sad. But it’s the truth about many KMs, which makes it … Continue reading

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Entitlement

  You are not entitled to a good life You are not entitled to be handsome or beautiful You are not entitled to a place in Harvard You are not entitled to be rich You are not entitled to a … Continue reading

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10 Things I Should Do During Ramadan

10 things to do during ramadan Continue reading

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Vanishing Families

I was at two funerals this past week – one was the mother of a previously close friend. The other was that of a previously-close relative. The demise of an elderly uncle or aunt is expected and honestly, not so … Continue reading

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Java Jazz 2017 (it ain’t over till we do the drum solo)

This is my third time attending this festival. The last time was last year when the big names included Sting, Hiatus Kaiyote, BadBadNotGood and Maliq & d’Essentials. This time around the stars are somewhat smaller. On Day 1 of the … Continue reading

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