KL Noir : Blue

Finally it’s here, all ready for release on 21st April 2014! Featuring 15 short crime stories, compiled and edited by me. Here’s a sneak peek of  what’s in store: KL Noir returns and the third time‘s a charm with this latest selection of fifteen stories about law and disorder in the metropolis. Direct from the recesses of… Read More KL Noir : Blue


I blame my degree in Postmodernity for my delay in readingKwaidan. Lafcadio Hearn’s translation and retelling of Japanese ghost tales for a Western audience, was to me at the time, an example of 19th century Orientalism- another woodcut landscape of cherry blossoms, bamboo, monks and wandering lovely kimonoed ladies, seen through the spooky mist of… Read More Kwaidan

Festive food

Happy New Year to all blog readers. The annual exodus back to my parents’ hometown happened. Which could be connected to the Year of The Horse. Ahh food, the staple of any festive season. Food lubricates the merrymaking machine, along with alcohol ( for Chinese New Year, its Henessey X.O or Jolly Shandy), providing a… Read More Festive food