A Christmas Letter: Messages from a Life in Translation

To my family in Singapore Firstly, to my sister who celebrates her birthday on Christmas Day, because the celebrations are ...
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/ Christmas, Family, General, identity, Story

Life is a 9 layered cake

Image by Lydia Bauman from Pixabay The cake I have in mind is steamed, not baked; made with tapioca and ...
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Migrants: Money or multiculturalism, cash or culture, productivity or people?

I have been, and continue to be, troubled by how (im)migrants are portrayed by the media, and by extension, viewed ...
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Travelling between darkness and light: Reflections on lockdown

Photo by Vladimir Fedotov on Unsplash In the past two months, my world was shaken, stirred, and has only begun ...
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Using your PhD in a non-academic job

… and staying true to your world-changing aspirations Image by Raam Gottimukkala from Pixabay It has been one year since ...
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Finding my way home

Image by Pexels from Pixabay Finding my way home I left home in a hurryAs I packed five large suitcases ...
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Information seeking behaviour of a policy advisor

People whose networks span structural holes have early access to diverse, often contradictory, information and interpretations, which gives them a ...
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Loose Leaves

Loose Leaves is a collection of poems written between 1994 and 1998, that is, between the ages of 17 and ...
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A long pause

Hyacinth at the English Wikipedia Only just last week, life in Aotearoa New Zealand was about being ultra conscious about staying home ...
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/ General

Journal Notes

Here are more recent poems I've put together as a book - of musical pieces. Mobile-friendly view The poems in ...
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/ Creative Writing