Monday, 28 March 2011


Presenting Legallese: a multi-venue, multi-performance, multi-group, multi-platform weeklong performing arts festival in celebration of Malaysian legal practice.

Karpal the Musical
Mediation, A song cycle

Song, Dance & Comedy
Oh Anwar! — An all male cabaret revue.
The Interpreters Interpretive Dance Collective presents Staying Still While Others Move.
The Bar Council Choir Committee — A special choir performance to raise awareness on human rights, with premier of specially commissioned song, MyConsti.
Kangaroo Court — Stand-up comedy by retired judges.

Istilah-istilah — Malay and English script readings.
Res Ipsa Luquitor — An all-out, no holds barred farce.
Masters & Pupils — A comedy.
They're Paying You How Much?— Theatre of the absurd.
Section 302 — A courtroom thriller.
Death by Pieces — A tragedy.
Ganja dan Syabu — A two-hander tragicomedy. (Malay, English and Hokkien with surtitles).
OneLawyer, OneMalaysia? — A monologue, both contemplative and impassioned, on the challenges and future of the legal profession in the country, with special on-site multimedia installations by the Cultural Committee & IT Committee.
Duta Complex — A fast moving physical theatre performance.
Keep Pushing Intensely (KPI) — Interactive improvised theatre. Bring your wits and sportsgear.

Against the Order of Nature — A special indie documentary film screening (subject to last minute change).

So...does anyone wants to be co-director of this festival?

Hehe, have a good week everyone!

P.S. How was your Earth Hour?

Thursday, 17 March 2011

St. Paddy's

I didn't get to wear green today, because firstly, I had to photograph a signing at my firm, and secondly, well I forgot.

There's really not a lot to celebrate right now in the world, what with Japan facing the aftermath earthquake and Tsunami, and continued unrest in the Mid-East and Northern Africa. It's so beyond my comprehension, what's happening. No wonder people are predicting doomsday.

But perhaps in this regard we can take a leaf from the Irish, who have remained (at least in popular conscience) resilient and optimistic despite many years of problems.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


Some online articles that have provoked my thoughts. Sharing the love.

Dilemmas of a Young Malaysian Abroad by Alea Nasihin for Loyar Burok. Link via Su-Ann.

On the London Evening Standard, David Cohen reports on how Gordon Brown's sister-in-law tackles corruption in Borneo.

North of Sarawak, our beloved DPM says Poor Sabahans should stop whining as reported by Charlie Rudai for Free Malaysia Today. Another foot-in-mouth statement. Loverly. Link via Erna Mahyuni.

Darryl Cunningham Investigates on Climate Change (Cunningham is a comic illustrator). Link via Danny Foo.

At, Mark Harris bemoans The Day the Movies Died (in Hollywood at least). Link via Nic Chin.

Thank you everyone for contributing the links.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Happy International Women's Day

As we celebrate the strength of women worldwide today, I leave you with two links, one, an article by Annie Lennox in the Sydney Morning Herald, about the F-word (no, not the profanity) and a touching account of three inspiring nonagenarians by Leonie Allan on Superhero Journals, found via my friend Ash's Buzz Feed. Thanks Ash!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Blog & Roll: HEAF

High Expectations Asian Father's Tumblr. Strictly for laughs only.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

The Platform @ KLPAC, March 2011

Date: March 7th, Monday
Time: 8.30pm
Place: indicine, KLPAC
Price: FREE!

As some of you know I'm coordinating the Platform's 2011 season with Marina Tan (so I'm contractually obliged to plug this). It's free and it'll be a great night of new performances, with many entries focusing on physical theatre. Don't know what that is? Then you should come!


Yesterday morning, while waiting to turn into the entrance of my car park, a silver Honda gave way. I turned, and before I knew it my car had a small collision with a motorcycle which had zoomed out from the right side. The bike swerved into the curb and was clamped between the lamp post and fence. I moved my car out of the main road and came out. He (the motorcyclist) came off the bike, took off his helmet and looked a little shell shocked. He took off plug-in earphones. I thought, 'You should seriously not wear headphones when driving a bike, dude'. His leg was a little hurt but he declined my repeated offers to take him to a clinic.

I had to park my car inside the lot so as not to block the way. I came back and looking at his bike, his front wheel cap was damaged. I asked him how much it'd cost to fix it. 'Not much, 50 at most'. He also showed me some parts of my car fender that had flung out. I had no money and offered to go to the ATM nearby, right after I put those parts back in my car. By chance, my department's head clerk parked next to me and lent me the money. I paid him and asked him to be careful. What a way to start the morning.

In the office I opened my GMail and discovered that a university tutor of mine whom I had not been in contact with for years emailed me. I was very happy to get in touch again.

Then I found out an opposing party had accepted an offer for conditional stay, which meant I didn't have to oppose a hearing. I was even happier! Unfortunately, it didn't go through in the end as there was a disagreement as to costs. I now have to travel to Johor on Monday morning at an ungodly hour, again.

While this was happening, I got a text from my sister saying my neighbour had passed on. He had suffered from diabetes and other complications, but I did not expect the news.

Then, I was given translation work to do (besides my prep for the hearing), which is needed by tonight. (Nope, haven't touched it Jenny!).

I was emotionally confused by the end of the night.

On a separate note, I got a 1 Terabyte Seagate External Desk Drive today. Or, as the salesguy said in a Canto accent, "Yat Tela Seagate". Hopefully, it will last me for a long, long, long time. There was a printer and accessories fair at Digital Mall PJ, and I managed to pick up a cartridge for the house printer too.

Unfortunately, I also missed hearing myself on the radio (on my fave station no less) as I had to go shopping. Last Thursday BFM 89.9 ('The Business Station') had a small phone Q&A with me about The Platform @ KLPAC, which was supposed to be aired today around 1pm. Oh well.

I hope you're weekend's been great.

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