Life

Larkin in space

Larkin in space

I was once unwittingly part of an optimistic vision of the future where space exploration was quite matter of fact and exploring the planets was no more difficult than going for a bush walk today.

Neil Armstrong 1930-2012

Neil Armstrong 1930-2012

As you know Neil Armstrong has passed away. The Apollo 11 lunar landing in July 1969 was a defining moment in my life. I built models of the Saturn space rocket and the Lunar Model. I collected newspaper clippings and made scrapbooks.

Work, life and death

Work, life and death

After all, when you are on your deathbed, reminiscing about your life, do you really think you will be caring about all the boxes that you ticked, the promotions your received and the nice shiny offices that had your name on the door?

Notes from Taiwan

Notes from Taiwan

7-11 stores in Taiwan, and Japan for that matter, are an adventure in themselves. You can purchase just about anything. Anything. They also provide courier services. Food, drink, beer, snacks, nik-naks, and so on. One can spend ages in a Japanese 7-11 captivated and intrigued by what is on the shelves.

Zendogs ride in Malaysia

Zendogs ride in Malaysia

A couple of Sundays back I went for a bike ride with a group of friends in Johor, Malaysia. We rode from Pengerang to Sungei Rengit. We rode through small kampongs, past the homes, gardens and local makan places. No rush, no traffic, no hustle, no bustle.

On ya bike!

On ya bike!

Bought a new bike. It is a Giant Cross City hybrid bike. Basically a flat bar road bike. Recent bike riding experiences in Singapore and Malaysia convinced me it was time to purchase a new bike.