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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

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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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#Badbadnotgood in KL – not bad

  I saw Badbadnotgood at a small outdoor club in KL last night, with 2 of my kids who are huge fans. We first saw them earlier in March at Java Jazz, so I had some idea on what to expect. … Continue reading

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Be Happy. Now

Some of us think that we’ll be happy when we get rich. You might think that you’ll be happy when you lose a few more kilos or when you’re more toned. Or you’ll be happy when the kids leave the … Continue reading

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