While I was living in Australia, I set up this blog as a space for me to connect to my country of origin and enjoy the diversity, glory and mediocrity of Malaysian life through the medium of the written word. I was away from Malaysia at a time when our country was experiencing dramatic shifts in our understanding of what constitutes a democratic society, and I did not want to miss out on the fun.
I have a keen interest in current affairs and the world at large, so while this blog has a natural bias towards Malaysian society, there are also pockets of musings about other countries and cultures. Previously I have focused on Sweden, Australia and the admittedly not very popular series on Syria; currently I am fascinated with Turkish and French society, having travelled there at the end of 2010.
One of the things I cherish most about this blog is that it has a strict no-censorship policy with regards to visitor comments. I leave all offensive remarks unedited – be they sexist, racist or just filled with obscenities – mostly because I believe it hurts the cause of those who utter them. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the discussion and debates with blog readers and I always welcome feedback.