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A Little Satire is good for the weekend: AliBaba Aficionado 1

December 10, 2017

A Little Satire is good for the weekend: AliBaba Aficionado 1

by R. Nadeswaran

SATIRE | The following is the welcome address by AliBaba Aficionado 1 (ABA1) at the emergency caucus meeting of “AliBaba and the 40 Thieves” held in a cave in a Southeast Asian country this week: 1,011 more words

Kleptocracy

The Sheila Majid in All of Us Malaysians--Empathy

December 7, 2017

The Sheila Majid in All of Us Malaysians–Empathy

by James Chai

http://www.malaysiakini.com

Malaysia’s Talented First Lady of Jazz–Dato Sheila Majid

COMMENT | I was first introduced to Sheila Majid’s music when I was 12. 831 more words

Civil Society Issues

Feliz Navidad

Tarja Turunen has released a new video today from her Christmas album “From Spirits And Ghosts” titled “Feliz Navidad”. Tarja is, as we all know, a bit of a national treasure in Finland so the fact that this goes out on Independence Day is quite fitting. 35 more words

General

Metal Opera

Well I have reported earlier on about the Millennium Momotaro project over in Japan and here we are again. The Sword Dance performance by former Sakura Gakuin graduate Mirena Kurosawa (same school that gave us Babymetal) in which she portrays the Princess Momotaro that we highlighted not too long ago is now out on DVD over there. 68 more words

General

Spot the Rock Star

The Sakura Gakuin 2017 Festival was held the other day in Japan and pictures are starting to appear on Twitter etc. This photograph by Mariri Sugimoto (twitter… 80 more words

General

Brilliant Purple

My copy of the Deep Purple “inFinite – The Gold Edition” double CD arrived in the mail yesterday (the triple LP live version of the live part of this release is on the way and will arrive here shortly). 213 more words

General

Being Exceptional the right way

November 15, 2017

Being Exceptional the right way

by Azmi Sharom@www.thestar.com.my

Mustafa Akyol and Azmi Sharom

I WAS very surprised that Kazuo Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize for literature this year. 601 more words

Character And Integrity