The different depictions of risks

The origin of risk was the uncertainty of coming back alive. There is a great article on rituals as controls that I used many years ago in a workshop. (My old office let me run free like a wild child. They are fabulously good sports all the HODs.) Malinowski found that magic was not used […]

Potential film: Indiana Jones X

I am reading Classics: A Very Short Introduction by Mary Beard. (I have heard of her from the telly before I realise she wrote books.) She said that archaeologist no longer dig sites and look for Temples. It seems there was more to be found by just marking out the sites and observing and walking […]

Simmering Dramatics

The day before my first day at work, I was in Jakarta. The last time I went away for work, Mr TCM hasn’t started his practice. The plan was to stay in Jakarta for a week. My mom was to watch the children. I came back unexpectedly in two days. The protests had made important […]

Relationship Status: complicated

This has become a bit of a book blog. I want to write about something else. An old fashion journal from dreamweaver days. The meeting point of demand and supply of my work is largely what people term as boring administrative crap. I can’t defend that accusation. What makes it occasionally interesting is those times […]

Elizabeth Villars = Ellen Feldman

I was randomly thinking of a book I read when I was in my teens. My aunt has a lot of trashy romances that I found around my grandma’s. This book was totally different. This was even better than Sidney Sheldon – she has a lot of them. Lipstick On His Collar was totally engrossing. […]

La Mer is da bomb in cosmetic elegance

I am your regular over read la mer basher. It is the same as nivea. I can mix a bit nivea with skb. I put a ton of skb in my husband’s hair gel. Seriously give me the money. I am totally eating my words now. I have been trying to deal with painfully dry […]

Exuberent enthusiasm

I was 7 when I met this older child who was then 11 years old. She was a prefect. She was soft spoken but had a quiet authority about her. I wanted to be like her. Everyday, I would save a space for her next to me on the bus. I don’t think I had […]