Monthly Archives: June 2013

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“He just needs a real friend,” Siew Po was saying.” We all had imaginary friends when we were young. Didn’t you?” “Yes but under the altar?” Ma asked incredulously. “Small children have incredible imagination. Perhaps I shouldn’t let him in … Continue reading

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A Little Sweet – my 3rd book

My blog posts for the last few days comprised of: novellas, Spiritualism, Neurology, Infrasonics, Beat Generation, counter-culture, Surrealism Read how these themes come together in my latest work ‘ A Little Sweet’, a novella. This is a tale told by … Continue reading

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Blurry Vision and Clear Art

Christina wrote a great piece on The Impressionists that reminded me of an old story about the founder and possibly the greatest of The Impressionist Movement: Jean-Claude Monet. Now, the Impressionists were a new breed of radical artists who painted their … Continue reading

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Beatniks

In the 1950s, while most of Asia was shaking off the dust of imperialism and the Second World War; quietly rising from the ashes, the Surrealism movement in Europe hovered across the Atlantic to America’s shores. The early adopters were … Continue reading

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Surrealism

With reference to my last post, while America was partying throughout the 1920s, their European counterparts were getting real, surreal; as a matter of fact. Emerging from the ashes of the Great War (if only they knew what’s lurking in … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Era

I had intended to write about the Beatniks but inspired by Christina’s movie review of The Great Gatsby I shall retrace about 30 years back. The Great Gatsby, as with author F Scott Fitzgerald’s other works, was an indictment of … Continue reading

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Mackenzie King – An unflattering biography

First, the good stuff: Mackenzie King is considered one of the most influential Prime Minister in Canada. He was also the longest-serving (22 years) and holds the record for being the only Canadian PM to date who had 5 university … Continue reading

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