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Time Twins – The Search for 1 December 1974

It was quite a coincidence that that I read about Richard Avis and his Time Twin project somewhere online days before his email and press release landed in our office inbox while I was on duty. He was coming to Kuching. I had a brief email exchange with him about arranging an interview while he …

entertainment, spoken word

Pantun Wajib – A Poem (with translations)

‘Pantun Wajib’ means ‘Compulsory Poem’, in reference to the tradition of concluding speeches with pantun. If you’re unfamiliar with the term or form, a pantun is somewhat like a ruba’i but with an ABAB rhyming scheme. I’ve always wanted to write some when I find an appropriate subject matter, then I realised that there’s plenty …