Are dead American Presidents beyond reproach?

Is there ever a right time to criticise a dead person? Should a reasonable amount of time pass before critics start eulogies that don’t smell of roses? Are public figures open season whether dead or…

Putting context around sexism doesn’t make it better

https://youtu.be/GEBsDhhw-Bk A prestigious sporting prize is awarded to a female footballer for the first time. At the awards ceremony, she is asked about her dancing talent instead. Not only is she asked some innocuous comment…

Does fawning over Nick Clegg still have a place in the party?

Nick Clegg may be out of formal politics but he remains a figure who either draws anger or admiration. There is no middle way with Nick despite his strong stance on seeing centrism as being…

Fried banana balls make a great weekend tea time Malaysian snack

 Fried Banana Balls – Cokodok This snack can be served with a sprinkling of icing sugar or with warm custard. I particularly like eating it as a serving with cream on a stack of warm pancakes.…

A round up of Malaysian news

As a Malaysian born person I often come across other Malaysians who are now living in the UK or in other countries thirsting after home grown news. To fill this gap, I do a round…

A US War Department video on prejudice from 1943

https://www.facebook.com/singam/videos/10155844032928045/UzpfSTEwMDAwMDA2NTIzNzA3OToyMjUzODc2MTkxMjkxMjAw/   Does history repeat itself?  

Alan B’Stard captured the current mood of ultra Tory Brexiters 28 years ago

I was a great fan of the TV comedy series ‘The New Statesman’ which starred Rik Mayall as the ultra right wing Tory MP of a fictitious place called ‘Haltemprice’ in Yorkshire. The series first…

You don’t need a gym to get fit #selfcareweek

This week, 12 to 18 November, is officially ‘Self Care Week’. It’s a week to put your self first and to prioritise what it is that you need to optimise your mental and physical needs.…

After the mid-term wins in America, feminism is certainly not dead

A record number of women will be taking their seats in Congress after their mid-term election wins in the USA. As a sharp response to Donald Trump’s misogyny and his support,more recently, for Brett Kavanaugh,…

A yummy Malaysian dish for the weekend

Char Koay Teow is a fried vermicelli dish which hails from the beach town of Penang in Malaysia. The dish was often fried over a charcoal fire as seen in the street markets of Asia generally.…

Was the video put out by the White House of Jim Acosta’s altercation doctored?

The White House Press Secretary has shared a video of the Jim Acosta altercation that many believe was doctored. We take you through it frame by frame. pic.twitter.com/sz892xk4bq — Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 8,…

First Malaysian to appear on British Reality TV