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Mendahului propaganda anti-vaksin Covid-19

Sumber (versi asal dalam BI): https://www.malaymail.com/news/what-you-think/2021/02/23/pre-empting-the-anti-covid-19-vaccine-propaganda-amar-singh-hss-alan-teh-ke/1952040 23 FEBRUARI – Rencana ringkas ini bertujuan membantu kita memahami sebab-sebabnya jika berlaku beberapa kematian dalam kalangan mereka yang menerima vaksinasi Covid-19, terutamanya golongan warga emas. Tujuan rencana ini adalah menentang pengaruh lobi anti-vaksin … Continue reading

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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 of Moria was written by multiple people in multiple scripts. Near the end when they were under attack, someone, probably Ori, switched to … Continue reading

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Oh Leila

Half an hour to curfew. The streets are already silent. People often ask me if I’m afraid to be out at night. To cycle at night. To walk at night, a woman alone in Durban. It seems foolhardy but in … Continue reading

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What is the taste

Recently, I like to heave open the half-jammed balcony door and take my food or coffee outside. The unspoken, superficial excuse is the piece of paper on the door of the lunchroom printed “Maximum 3 persons in this room”; I … Continue reading

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The labyrinth

(crossposted to Facebook) In my dreams there is a labyrinth that comprises the world. Every landmark building in my earlier life has dissolved into this amalgam. The first time I went to a hospital. The first shopping mall I saw. … Continue reading

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Overseas

“I think that if you go overseas with a superficial attitude, intending to come back home in a year, you won’t get much out of the experience. Particularly if you’re young, you should go with the intention of completely immersing … 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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A Journal of the Plague Year

Link to my review on Goodreads (same text as below). The book, free on Gutenberg.org. This was pretty entertaining reading in the grip of a pandemic. Just to be clear, Defoe himself was a small kid at the time of … Continue reading

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