CNY

Happy lunar new year, the year of the rooster begins tomorrow... 'Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái' which means 'respectful happiness become wealthy' or 'happy new year' in Chinese. It's a massive event here in Singapore, a few days of public holiday and a unique thing called 'lo hei' or 'harvest fortune' where together with the people [...]

Truth

Alternative facts are not a genre of facts like alternative music. A victim of the US election has been fact, the truth. Indeed media has reported facts that have been challenged by Trump. A hallmark of western democracy is independent media. In some countries media is controlled, Russia and China come to mind. CNN now says people should Google it to check [...]

Bangkok

Back at one of my favourite places in this world, the airport, next stop Bangkok. A great opportunity to test my memory again having been there about 20 times starting 30 years ago. It was one of my first international destinations after Germany when a child. I will definitely return to Khao San road having [...]

Dictator

The US government itself sounds more like Nazi Germany than the media Donald. Indeed you are transforming US politics into a dictatorship. You are acting like a dictator by trying to control the media as you say the Nazi’s did, and Russia, China today. So much for the 1st amendment and freedom of speech. Let’s [...]

Time

I suspect that for all humans, not just coma victims, time is important. For us it takes time for our brains to build new pathways. I'm beginning to accept that there is no magical cure for coma. For people at large I think time offers both change and experience, two extremely important commodities. To reflect [...]