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Addressing the rumour that mRNA Covid vaccines can cause infertility

Cross-post from Facebook === I’ve now had 2 different friends on 2 different continents mention the rumour that mRNA vaccines will cause infertility due to “shedding of the genetic instructions” for the corona spike protein messing up the “naturally occurring … Continue reading

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As in a mirror, dimly

(crossposted from Facebook/added links/might expand on my thoughts later) Someone on a Malaysian expats group shared that they were trying to learn Chinese so other people started sharing their experiences, I wrote a very cheong hei comment so I thought … Continue reading

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Lord of the Rings audiobook reread

Little details I didn’t pay attention to when I was a kid: the journal of the recolonisation was written by multiple people in multiple scripts. Near the end when they were under attack, someone, probably Ori, switched to elven script … Continue reading

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Redang

Everything in monochrome. Black sea, sand white in the moonlight, black trees. Ribbons of grey cloud. The black upward arc of an old boat beached long ago. Flying foxes – huge bats – passing over the face of the moon. … Continue reading

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The Transformer

(As with many other dreams, this takes place in a large building, which is the labyrinth that contains everything in the world.) I was in a room with white plastic tables and MDF bookshelves, perhaps a meeting room in a … Continue reading

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Pegang anjing

I just remembered the weirdest damn thing from my primary school days. A stray dog had puppies at the side of the sports field and I spent a bunch of spare time in class making these elaborate disposable mittens out … Continue reading

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Umesh G Lalloo talk

Political instability interrupts treatment, facilitates disease spread e.g. strikes in South Africa, post election violence in Kenya, refugees from Syria. Paradoxical IRIS-like reactions in HIV-negative TB patients. Why can we not shorten the course of treatment despite the best drugs? … Continue reading

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Sleep will not come to this tired body now

Something woke me up in the middle of the long night. My nose was stuffy and itching. I picked at it for a bit until it felt better and then closed my eyes, wrapping myself against the cold air of … Continue reading

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Runaway

What flashes before my eyes is not the memories of my life, but Eadward Muybridge’s motion picture, the kinetic series of a galloping horse that proved they take all four feet off the ground. The suspension phase seems to be … Continue reading

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Dr Ahmed Kathrada

At a talk by South African civil rights veteran Dr Ahmed Kathrada. Am struck by how similar some elements are to British colonial legacy laws in Malaysia, like the 90-day detention without trial.

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