September 13, 2020

Gameboys: Boy-meets-Boy in a Pandemic

My colleague introduced me to Gameboys, a Boy Love (BL) series from the Philippines, a couple of months ago. Each week I’ve been following it after binge-watching the first eight episodes. Alright, I confess: I have not been following any BL series as religiously. When I did, these BL series were from Thailand. I think the last one I followed was He’s Coming to Me, […]

August 24, 2020

Revisiting Childhood Fiction: Animorph Series

Animorph Book 1: The Invasion Timothy, my classmate in primary school, introduced this series to us back in the late 90s. I think it was around 1997 or 1998. In those two years, I devoured as much of the books as I could. In turn it contributed to my imaginary world constructed around me. Alien Invasion, Adolescent Heros The series revolves around 5 teenagers suddenly […]

June 12, 2020

Why do people behave the way they do?

I often wonder why people behave the way they do. So far it bottles down to options with respect to self-preservation. The more options one has, the more they can protect their well-being and their livelihood. Having options is also a matter of control. I associate the lack of options with the lack of control. Control, not just the task, but also the outcome. Here’s […]

May 4, 2020

Malaysia’s Federal System in the Spotlight

The era of the federal government having the final say is over. YBhg. Dato Sri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Vice President of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) It was not an era that should have started or sustained. #Malaysia is a #Federation. No one can deny that this came about because Parti Perikatan/Barisan Nasional dominated Governments at the Federal and State levels. Especially during #PM4 […]

September 3, 2019

Should the Office of the Prime Minister be subjected to Term Limits?

Westminster Model The Westminster Model, i.e. sistem kerajaan perwakilan beparlimen, does not prescribe such mechanics. Instead a prime minister and his/her government will continue as long as: S/he remains a member of the elected house, and S/he commands the confidence of a majority of the members of that elected House. Consider the cases of John Major, Gordon Brown, Kevin Rudd, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee among […]

September 3, 2019

Another Visitors Day is Coming Up!

BNI Signature Chapter, in Kuching, is having a Visitor’s Day on March 18th, 2015. It is held at the Pullman Kuching. It’s my second Visitors’ Day after the launch of this Chapter.

September 3, 2019

Yes or No: Which Way Would I Go?

A close friend remarked: “I’d rather us stay in the Federation but maintaining the autonomy”. And then the question popped into mind: am I pro-Federation or pro-Independence? Am I a No or a Yes? (No to Independence, Yes to Separation a la the Scottish Referendum). In my early 20s, I am not ashamed to say I am pro-Independence. I would love to see Sarawak as […]