Ok — so, I couldn’t help this one. I was sitting in a cafe in Bangkok, and, well, this is the song that came on the radio. But it was a cover that I can’t find on YouTube. It sounded almost like a love song — but maybe everything in Bangkok has that soft rock […]
This is a little bit late in coming, but Singapore had it’s biggest party recently. It’s called ZoukOut, an all-night beach party on Sentosa island where DJs spun on four stages while party-goers alternatively danced like mad and half-passed out on the sand. It was exhausting, but fun. Some of the acts were very impressive. […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about presentations lately. Singaporean students have to give a lot of presentations. They give several in my classes, and many for their other classes as well. There’s a lot of enthusiasm here for creativity — the prime minister managed to step outside of regular speech-giving in his National Day address […]
I took a trip to Kuala Lumpur this weekend. It was a long, eventful two-day sojourn. I left with some friends on Friday night on an overnight train — that’s my storybook beginning. It’s almost Harry Potter-esque, isn’t it? Sleeper trains are a great way to travel. When we got to the city, we went […]
..but between writing and grading papers, there’s very little time. Like so many bloggers, I’ll let YouTube do the talking for now. This is a clip from AlJazeera about the cyclone in Bangladesh.
I’m just catching up with the news about the wildfires in Southern California. A friend told me that the Los Angeles Times is really covering the story well — and it’s true. I really like the “Voices from the Field” stories — I was happy to see the coverage not focused on the Malibu elite, […]
Three weeks ago, I moved from Los Angeles to Singapore. After three years editing an online publication about Asia, I decided it was time to be here, in Asia. I’m going to spend my time teaching writing to students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and, hopefully, doing some writing myself. It’s a great gig, to be […]