Come have a coffee and chat

My daughter remarked yesterday in one of those heart-to-heart conversations that take place on car journeys that she thought I like teaching more than I do research because I rarely […]

5 Lessons from a first-time Author

New Media and the Nation in Malaysia: Malaysianet, what does a first-time author say about her first monograph? A review of someone else’s book is fairly routine but one’s own? […]

The Insider-Outsider

In the course of the past year, I have visited Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and China. With the exception of Malaysia, all are places where the Chinese population is dominant. […]

It’s been a few months since I last taught an undergraduate class and that’s given me time to reflect on my teaching style. I’ve always maintained that my job as […]

On Pruning

I learnt the basic principles of pruning from a friend. The general idea is to use a sharp pair of secateurs, snip off at 45 degrees just above where there […]