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The Unseen

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/22/abu-dhabi-migrant-workers-conditions-shame-west Construction workers being treated terribly…being indebted for a year for exorbitant “recruitment fees” as soon as they land…squalid dorms…employers confiscating passports…accident victims receiving tardy and insufficient medical care. This sounds familiar. I think the most powerful allegory for early … Continue reading

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Bebas, aku naik bas

Met some interesting people on the FLEX bus and waiting for the L bus…a mother taking her half-Arapahoe little boys to the reservation for the first time to see their father – the smaller boy kept handing me his Lightning … Continue reading

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Who run the world

I’d like to write a story for an action movie that goes like this… Three young women go off for a beach holiday, a well-deserved break from being up-and-coming professionals in unusual fields: one is a public policy researcher, another … Continue reading

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Trogdor the Burninator

My parents and the Mouse (recently finished her Master’s and is going to be a Teach for Malaysia fellow) are down in Singapore for a visit so we had dinner together with our cousins Judoka and Spiderman, and my housemate … Continue reading

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Bintan by Bike: getting there

“Hi, I called yesterday and made a reservation. Can you give me directions to Ocean Bay please? I’m cycling from Tanjung Pinang.” “You go out of the ferry terminal, go left, and straight all the way.” Considering Pantai Trikora is … Continue reading

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Frisbee Sundays

This will be one of the most enduring memories of our time in Singapore – fortnightly Sunday afternoon Frisbee. Although I personally dislike field games, it was something that some young adults from our church including my spouse started doing, … Continue reading

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Flying to London

I’m going to the UK fo the first time. It’s the haj for postcolonials. We’re somewhere over the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent, an expanse of sharply striped gray and brown mountains themselves in long parallel rows. In my … Continue reading

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Weird dream

I lived in a two-level condo which had three huge fishtanks . One had my regular pet fish (I keep dwarf puffers in real, life but can’t remember what the ones in the dream were), and the other on the … Continue reading

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Day 0: Tune Hotel

Enilit and I checked into the Tune Hotel near the LCCT (Low-Cost Carrier Terminal) and we found out just how budget it is (for an airport hotel). The room is pretty much a queen-size bed with barely enough floor space … Continue reading

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Berkemban

When enilit and I left for our Redang trip two weeks ago, we bought cheap printed (but fairly nice) “batik” sarungs in the market in Kuala Terengganu, which ended up being really convenient for the beach. Mary, who had a … Continue reading

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