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RIP Sydney Pollack

Got an SMS Alert from The Star this morning: “Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack, of Tootsie and Out of Africa fame, dies of cancer at age 73.” Yahoo! headlined this AP story. I don’t know much about his work but I think I first heard about him when Tom Cruise starred in The Firm. Later, just […]

Election blues

Running around today, I totally forgot that I hadn’t read the newspaper. I also forgot that the article on the BRATs programme which I am currently facilitating was out. So after I returned from an exciting trip on the Penang-Butterworth Ferry (the original subject I was going to blog about – later, perhaps), I took […]

Simply laconic

Main Entry: la·con·ic Pronunciation: \lÉ™-ˈkä-nik\ Function: adjective Etymology: Latin laconicus Spartan, from Greek lakōnikos; from the Spartan reputation for terseness of speech Date: 1589 using or involving the use of a minimum of words : concise to the point of seeming rude or mysterious That was from the Webster’s dictionary. This (the picture below) is […]

I want to be a Billionaire too!

Just a quick note before I get on with my post. Am in Penang for a few days to run The Star’s BRATs programme. Access to the net isn’t a problem, but not sure if I can find the time. Will try though but just wanted to give the two people (hi mum, hi dad) […]

Indiana Jones: My thoughts

So much happening today. I missed American Idol final performances cos I was at Cineleisure Damansara to watch the new Indiana Jones movie. So, I have the performances loading on YouTube as I write this (should have fully loaded by the time I’m done). And the reason why I’m not in bed is cos I’m […]

V(V)esak Day

A couple of nights ago, my friend Larry was in town from Singapore and we met up for drinks along Jalan Bukit Bintang. I told him I couldn’t stay out late because it was Wesak Day the next morning, and he asked me, “Why is it spelt with a W? Not with a V?” I’m […]

Earthquake shakes Klang Valley, Malacca

Barely a couple of hours ago, I suddenly felt nauseous. At first, I thought that it was just a reaction from the bad tummy I’ve had all afternoon. But then, I noticed a couple of my friends’ status on Facebook which made reference to feeling the earth move and I thought, Oh oh, not again. […]

Tun M quits UMNO

Update: Also from The Star News Alert: “Umno veteran and former Kedah Menteri Besar Sanusi Junid also said he has quit Umno, will release official statement later” Oh, oh. A new political tsunami? I think all it will take is one current MP or even more significant, Cabinet member, to resign and all hell might […]

Good People

Just a quick one. I had just returned from watching a play staging at KLpac called Good People (okay, so I had a drink after the show, sue me). It is a Singaporean production by The Necessary Stage, a company run by my friends Alvin and Haresh (so I hope they don’t mind me stealing […]

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