It has just occurred to me that most genius artists are insane and use art as a way to escape their insanity or express their insanity which torments them. So when we line up to visit their exhibitions, I have to wonder, why are we so fascinated by someone else's insanity? Maybe we are all … Continue reading Staring At Someone’s Insanity
Dear Paprika, The 14th General Elections will be held on 9 May 2018. Before the rakyat are two major alliances; together with PSM, PAS and a few independent candidates. The ruling coalition wants Najib to continue being PM but the Opposition says he is too corrupt and has turned out to be a dictator with … Continue reading Dear Paprika: Will Dr Mahathir Be A Dictator?
Dear Paprika, I was digging through some old photos and came across this one. It was taken when a group of the church's teachers (children's church) went on an island holiday. The island had a waterfall and we had a fun time bathing in its fresh waters. Weeks before that, my good friend Ramesh planned … Continue reading Dear Paprika: Some Religious People Have Strange Moral Standards
Dear Paprika, This story goes back to the days when I was working for the church. I was one of the leaders in the children's church. At that time, our church was renovating the children's church and we could not hold classes as usual. So, for an entire month, we brought all the children out … Continue reading Dear Paprika: Old Wounds Are Hard To Forget
Dear Paprika, Recently, someone named Alwyn Lau gave a talk to the students at Sri KL, a private school. From what I gather, he made a few points that touched the nerve of many of the students. The students took to social media to voice their displeasure. Lau, a PhD holder and lecturer at several … Continue reading Dear Paprika: Watch Yourself Online
Dear Paprika, I am at chapter 14 of Dr Mahathir's memoirs A Doctor In The House. I read something interesting that got me thinking. He wrote how the British made the sultans sign agreements that transferred power to the British while reducing the sultans to mere puppets. And he said the British did not fight … Continue reading Dear Paprika: Who Died And Made You King?
In chapter 8 of Dr Mahathir's book A Doctor In The House, he mentions my grandfather again. My grandpa tried to help give him better prospects for his future. Dr. Mahathir said his teachers did not like him although he was a good student. He was not the obedient type and was "too clever by … Continue reading Further Adventures of My Grandfather and Dr. Mahathir