Musings: Of Monsters and Men


“The real world is where the monsters are.” ― Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief Singapore has got to be one of the safest places in the world. We don’t get much sordid crime here. So reading about a man raping his mistress’ 7-year-old daughter for more than 6 years in the same flat they all live in with […]

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 […]