So Aunty, So What?


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So Aunty, So What?

It’s green and it’s great

I EMERGED from the forest sweat-drenched, with shaky legs and a little tired. But I was also completely elated.

So Aunty, So What?

Letter to my late father

It’s been three years since you left us on Aug 7, 2016. Well, I finally retired from The Star on my birthday in late June. It coincided with our maid Wiji going on home leave for six weeks, so the job of housekeeping and looking after mum fell on me.

So Aunty, So What?

The man behind our twin symbols

Cesar Pelli leaves a towering legacy with us and his name should be a part of it.

So Aunty, So What?

My life as I never knew it

WHAT day is it? Oh yes, it’s Wednesday because my column comes out on that day. But I am writing this on Monday, which is what I usually do as part of my routine.

So Aunty, So What?

This should really be our last straw

If not, it will be death by plastic pollution for the whole world.

So Aunty, So What?

Of elbow room and breathing space

THIS column is my pride and my pain. Pride because it has given me a platform to share my thoughts and views on a wide range of topics and issues. Pain because whenever my deadline looms, I agonise over what to write and how to write it.

So Aunty, So What?

In need of courageous leadership

THAT’S it. I am joining the chorus calling for a new education minister. Dr Maszlee Malik’s latest foot-in-the-mouth is the last straw for me.

So Aunty, So What?

An unlikely force for good

TOMORROW is an important day as it marks the first anniversary of the day Malaysians voted out Barisan Nasional. But I am not writing about it today because it is a topic that has already been covered extensively and eloquently by many and I have nothing cleverer or more insightful to add.

So Aunty, So What?

Will they listen?

THERE are plenty of serious and important issues and events going on which I should probably write about. But not today. This time it’s about me.

So Aunty, So What?

The lawmaker and the criminal mindset

What does it say of a person who can rationalise his way out of doing something bad and even criminally wrong.

So Aunty, So What?

Prying out those prying eyes

IT was his hair that gave him away. A few strands tickled my calves, which made me turn to see a young boy who was probably about 13 crouched behind me.

So Aunty, So What?

Why MCA?

“MCA (is) in a state of confusion and decline.” So wrote Dr Heng Pek Koon, the director of the Asean Studies Centre in American University, Washington, DC.