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Malaysian books I have read

I heard this great interview on BFM’s Night School with Raja Ahmad Aminullah, a poet and essayist and now I really really want to get a hold of his “Minda Tertawan“. Thinking about it, I actually haven’t read that many … Continue reading

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How to explain stuff to Malaysians

My teammate who’s from a Chinese private school background was talking about one of the QC department scientists at our CMO, who likes to ask for a half a dozen more experiments than it would take to make anyone else … Continue reading

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Let me speak

More on the meme of the week. For some reason I was thinking of the “Por que no te callas?” incident (the king of Spain told the president of Venezuela to shut up, for those who don’t know and are … Continue reading

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Mini pencil

Let me tell you why this adorable mini pencil makes me angry. It’s because I can’t have one. My spouse is an American citizen. Let’s call him Mr. Potato because he’s from the Midwest and he’s kind of that shape … Continue reading

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Internet Blackout Day

I’m not going to update on the nail polish experiment today because I’m joining the Malaysian Internet Blackout Day in protest against Evidence Act Amendment 114A. This has been gazetted. It has been passed into law. If someone wanted to, … 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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Why PAGE is wrong

Written to a family friend who forwarded PAGE’s latest email bulletin. Someone very close to me did his/her undergrad thesis on PPSMI. I am not at liberty to share it but I understand it was highly praised by people who … Continue reading

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