Month: January 2008

life, work

A rolling stone runs over things in its way

from Indexed Today was unexpectedly hectic. A lot of nice things that I’m not going to complain about, but disruptive where work is concerned. I didn’t get any work done. Tomorrow is expected to be similarly busy, given that I have two events to do in the morning, and normally I don’t do news desk …

books

Signs of insanity

Last week, I reviewed Melba Goodwyn’s “Ghost Worlds“. Part of my review said, A few paragraphs were of particular interest to me because they were about books. The reason you get drawn to a particular book is because of your relationship with the “knowledge and wisdom” contained within. Books often reveal mysterious hidden messages for …

events

Rainforest World Music Festival 2008

Rainforest World Music Festival is no doubt the most anticipated event in Sarawak every year. I’ve attended a few years of it – one or two as a spectator, and another two as a member of the media. Those were memorable times – the enlightening morning press conferences, the afternoon shoulder-to-shoulder workshops, and the crush …

decluttering diary, not easy being green

Small steps to reducing plastic bag use

During a recent clutter-busting session in my bedroom, I collected a huge plastic bag full of… plastic bags. “WTF.” I thought. “These things really pile up when you’re not looking.” The only reason I need plastic bags in my room is to line my wastepaper basket, and to bag the occasional item that is going …