Guns

As reported on CNN, Amnesty International is presently saying a big threat to human rights is the United States of America. I never thought I'd see the day that the US made their list of concerns. America's answer to the US gun problem is more guns, give guns to teachers and good people? They should [...]

Ubud

Home again to Singapore after 5 days in Ubud Bali, not for too long, Japan again in two weeks and then I'm thinking Australia. The drive to the airport from Ubud was great, it gave me a better look at Bali which I like all over, even the roadside villages. The people seem most artistic, [...]

Dance

We went to see a Balinese dance last night, "the Mahabarata", an old Hindi story I was once interested in. Balinese dance is renowned and focuses on other things compared to western dance, eye and finger movement. Many of these movements should be looked for in the performance, eyes are difficult from beyond row 10, [...]

Ubud

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. We've been here before, I like it. Ubud is quite different to the Bali beach holiday popular in Australia, it has old world charm with temples. Still overrun with tourists you must use your imagination to try and depart the western world. But it has cues to make such an escape easier, [...]

Recovery

It's been around 6 years since my coma, we should remember that recovery is extremely slow and you must encourage it through repetition. This is what I learnt during my recovery. I have tried walking without a stick on and off since coming back to Singapore 5 years ago. By this repetition my walking has [...]

Cinema

'Ghosts in the Shell' is a film about the human brain transplanted into a robot. They are doing similar things today in medicine, amputees brains controlling artificial limbs. Things like manufactured arms and hands being controlled by the amputees nervous system. As the films subject suggests perhaps one day we will be able to transplant [...]

Concussion

Dear fellow coma victims, the American Superbowl provoked media about concussion. Something other codes of sport like Australian Rules Football and Rugby Union are also taking seriously. A star American footballer said not to play the game to avoid the brain damage caused. The doctor who treated that player said brain damage caused by concussion [...]