Travel

Travel

Stories from my travels on work, and travels that I've done to escape work …
Jun
21
Why Should I Travel?

Why Should I Travel?

There's a part of me asking, in defiance of Montaigne, "Should I travel at all? Should I leave my home, really?" I'm pitting the Maharshi against Michel de Montaigne.
4 min read
Dec
31
Bowing In, Bowing Out

Bowing In, Bowing Out

I remember the scene because it reminded me of the preliminary rituals of the Indian arranged marriage.
2 min read
Dec
24
Only a Prayer

Only a Prayer

They were Buddhist women both, defending Muslim custom in multiracial Malaysia.
1 min read
Nov
15
A Sorry Episode at the KLCC

A Sorry Episode at the KLCC

Could he be armed? I thought. He was not big, but he had youth and was wiry, and he had an energetic stride.
3 min read
Nov
06
Penang Post

Penang Post

Not one revealed a hint of xenophobic resentment toward alien people arriving from all kinds of places to settle into a life of leisure in sea-facing homes. Nobody I met expressed envy at the class of accommodation the expatriates were investing in.
3 min read
Oct
29
How Old Is He?

How Old Is He?

For eighty odd years the only times the old man’s hands have rested is one day each Chinese New Year.
1 min read
Oct
19
Whiling Time Away in Convivial Kuala Lumpur

Whiling Time Away in Convivial Kuala Lumpur

The movies. Morning walks in the KLCC park. Looking for vegan restaurants. Reading wherever I’ve found shade. That’s all I’ve done in KL through the year.
3 min read
Jun
22
Celebrating My Birthday Solo, in Rainy KL

Celebrating My Birthday Solo, in Rainy KL

Evenings, I could see in the far distance the approaching rain, the dark clouds that had opened up, and were steadily closing in, shrinking the world.
2 min read
Mar
27
A Very Short Trip to Korea

A Very Short Trip to Korea

An account of a very short business trip to Panjo and Wonju in South Korea. We managed a quick side-trip to the Guryongsa Temple.
3 min read
Jan
08
Singapore: A Walk in the Padang Area

Singapore: A Walk in the Padang Area

I stay a distance from the monuments. This is work-hard-play-hard Singapore, and I need a moment to contextualise these sacrifices.
3 min read