Musings: North Korea – The Method to its Madness


The media is often portrays North Korea as a mind-boggling rogue state, led by a maniacal trigger-happy dictator who acts on complete whim and fancy. But don’t be fooled. Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions are not the pursuit of a madman. In fact, if we dig deeper into the tensions on the Korean peninsula and the motivations […]

Musings: Dancing with Divas


It’s been a good five years working on the front lines in the media, and I’ve come across the prevalent and rather ridiculous phenomenon of people mistaking rude or unkind behaviour for competence. Very often, people get away with murder because everyone is just too scared of some kind of backlash to retaliate or speak up for […]

Musings: What Makes a Good Writer?


I believe when it comes to good writing, there is little more important than clarity. It’s still a learning process for me everyday. But working in a newsroom with some of the most experienced, sharp minds in journalism has taught me some very valuable lessons. Most of which can be distilled into one simple idea. Clear writing reveals clarity […]

Musings: More Than Meets the Eye


When regarding a political opponent, Lincoln once famously remarked, “I don’t like this man. I must get to know him better.” Lately, whenever I find myself feeling irritated by someone and potentially disliking them, I immediately force myself to get to know them. And this has done wonders for my growth and maturity as a person. […]