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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 3. 两个人

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  两个人, or “Two People”, is the only Chinese song I’ve ever written and managed to finish arranging. It also happens to be the very last song I wrote – I haven’t written anything after it. It was specially written … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 2. E.M.P.T.Y.

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So here we are. The second track of the “album”, THE FACTS OF LIFE, is this (also) unabashedly romantic little electro-pop-rock ditty, written for those moments of exquisite loneliness when one is head over heels in love and missing the … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 1. MAGIC

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  Up until very recently, I thought my lot in life was to be a singer-songwriter and a musical theatre composer (more about this maybe later…) And so I wrote songs and song cycles, about love and longing, lust and … Continue reading

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Tales of Asia – Public Talks in Singapore, 18 Oct – 14 Nov 2015

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I’ve been silent for some time now…  That’s because I’ve been preparing for an epic series of 5 talks on 10 historic port cities in Southeast Asia. The talks shall feature histories and images from my book, The Romance of the … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour: Epilogue, or An Education

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“After all, the grand tour is just the inspired man’s way of heading home.” – Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar           So what have I learned from this year of nostalgia and re-discovery?      I’ve learnt, for a … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour VII – Sabaidee! … Vientiane, Laos

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“Laos is as different from Vietnam as Big Sur is from Long Island.”  Hunter S. Thompson, Checking Into the Lane Xang In Its Own Time Ten years is a long time between visits.  But then, I never expected to revisit … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Old Bangkok

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Surprisingly for a city that has never been colonised, Bangkok has a surfeit of colonial architecture, belonging to the full range of European Imperial styles.  Because it was never colonized by any one European power, all the European powers are … Continue reading

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