Category Archives: Literature & Philosophy

THE FACTS OF LIFE – 14. WAITING

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  WAITING is the only track on the 2019 version of the album that I did not master. It sounds exactly as it did 10 years ago and I’m completely pleased with it. The song is a straight-up, throw-back, soft-rock … Continue reading

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METAMORPHOSIS, or The Garden

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Something is happening to me. These past few months I’ve been spinning a silk skein around myself; enveloping myself within a cocoon. Inside it, change is afoot. Just what change, it is impossible to fathom at this stage, not even … Continue reading

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Tsundoku 積ん読, or the Elegant, Obsessive Art of Book-Hoarding

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So in the spirit of balance, I thought I’d post something completely frivolous, and almost nothing to do whatsoever with work.  Well, almost… I’m an incurable bookworm, and a TOTAL geek.  There’s nothing I like more than curling up in … Continue reading

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Clarity & Authenticity – 3 Years at the Helm of Asian Civilisations Museum

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Time flies! It seems like only yesterday I made the one-year mark as Director of Asian Civilisations Museum. As 1 September 2019 came and went two weeks ago, just like that… without fanfare… I hit the THREE-YEAR mark as Director. … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 8. MASOCHISTIC

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In 2010 – almost 10 years ago now – I was at a sort of crossroads in my life, on the professional, personal and creative fronts. Feeling completely lost and unsure as to where I was headed, I threw myself … Continue reading

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Light… Blindness… Clarity…

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June and July have seen me travel extensively… for work and for leisure. Everywhere I went this Summer, I encountered the “Heatwave” – extraordinarily hot temperatures that are undoubtedly a result of climate change; weather that saw the barometer rise … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 5. …THIS

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…THIS was the very first song I wrote for the album. I knew from the start that I wanted to write a rapturous love song about… well, love, the universe and Bali.  =) And that …THIS would be a full-on … Continue reading

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Resolution for 2019: Instigate Subversive Beauty All Around Me

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2018 has been an extremely challenging year. Despite all, I have somehow managed, this year, to always carry myself with a sense of purpose, duty and positivity, smiling and laughing through the many lunches, dinners, drinks, meetings, tours, speeches I’ve … Continue reading

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Resolution for 2018: Keep Calm and Smell the Roses

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My resolution in 2017 was to commit acts of rebellion, great and small, as frequently as I can. I have to say that’s almost all I’ve been doing this year, professionally, at least. I’ve succeeded in taking the museum in … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III-2: Sacred City… Benares (Varanasi)

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Benares is old. Older than the other cities on this Grand Tour. Older than most cities… It rises, like a mirage, on the west bank of the mighty Ganges River. It is a port city, but of souls first and … Continue reading

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