Living by Fearless Faith

Faith is a prickly subject these days. Especially when we witness so many ghastly examples of faith being "unleashed" throughout the world. In fact, faith can even be killing. Although I subscribe to Buddhism, I do not believe that everyone must be Buddhists. Nor do I believe that Buddhism is the only right faith.  Everyone deserves the ...

Suicide: Jumping off the ledge

Yesterday afternoon I witnessed something very shocking. While having lunch with my parents and sisters at one of our fave restaurants in a residential mall, we were interrupted by a cacophony of shouts and confusion. Initially, we thought there was a celebrity in the building, and people were excited. However, when I looked through the window ...

The Worst and Best of Humanity

The word, HUMANITY, means different things to different people. Even as we call ourselves the HUMAN RACE, we see very little of that HUMANITY flourishing among the HUMANS. It seems we rather allow things like religion, race, greed, gender, age and political agenda to cause greater divide within our humanity. Does the division really make ...

Malaysia 50 at The B-Side

My first article for the interactive tablet Malaysian magazine, The B-Side, is now live! The B-Side is an interactive tablet magazine on culture, lifestyle, politics available for free on iPad and Android tablets. It features videos, music, soundbites, graphics and photography that work in concert with the power of the written word. The B-Side attempts to capture ...

Selfless Acts Around The World

  In today's world, where every individual seems only concerned with looking out for themselves, it can become quite disheartening. I know of some people who believe that it is their God Given right to get the best for themselves, and leaving nothing for everyone else. Sure, there is nothing wrong with taking care of oneself ...

Are WE becoming Overtly Sensitive?

Actually, in Malaysia, we would say - WHY SO SENSITIVE LAH? Yes, we Malaysians, tend to add the word: "LAH" at the end of our sentences. It's how we roll. So, what is this overtly sensitive thing that we run the risk of becoming?  There have been a few high-profile controversies in Malaysia - one in particular involved a ...

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