I remember very vividly where I was the day Michael Jackson died.
Last week, I wrote about the competition for tourism between Malaysia and Singapore, and pointed out how we dropped the ball and handed the popular image of our culture over to our marketing-savvy neighbours.
A few months ago, an opinion piece was published on Singaporean digital news portal RICE Media. It was titled "Hawker culture belongs to Singapore because we have more money" and drew the ire of Malaysians on Twitterjaya.
It was the Watergate expose, of how a United States president knowingly lied about clandestine activities by his party that sank the Nixon administration in the 70's.
When I was studying for my Masters in London, I had the opportunity to watch a play starring Natalie Dormer, of Game of Thrones fame.
I am Nicholas Cheng a 28-year-old, healthy man who has yet to be bankrupted, and holds a tertiary education. My Bachelors degree is in media and my Masters degree is in international conflict resolution.
IT MUST be a stressful time to be in advertising right now. You spend months and thousands of ringgit to come up with brand ideas, produce billboards and newspaper ads, make videos that will be skipped after five seconds on YouTube - only to have all of that work undone by one Facebook post from some guy who mistook wagyu beef for pork.
THERE was a word I heard quite often when I visited Iceland, called “gleði”. Translated directly into English, it means joy.
THERE is this very interesting interview, allegedly from the 1400s, in which someone asked French King Francis I about his rival and brother-in-law, Spanish King Charles V with whom he had been locked in a 60-year war over the control of Italy.
BARELY a month ago, the Pakatan Harapan government announced that it was lifting its freeze on several controversial laws, including the Sedition Act.
IT IS going to be difficult to live down the success that was 2018 for Malaysia.
THIS is going to be a very personal column and one that is going to require some background explanation.