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London launch of “Hungry in Ipoh” at Knight Webb Gallery, Brixton

My short story called “Funny Mountain”, in the Hungry in Ipoh anthology, will be launched at Knight Webb Gallery in the heart of Brixton, London – birthplace of the legendary David Bowie. From Amazon’s product description: “Hungry in Ipoh compiles 15 short stories based on Ipoh—a city in Malaysia famous for its delicacies. These are tales about different …

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How do you write and what is your advice? Writers share their routines

Pen and ink – essential, and essential I write anywhere using my gold fountain Sheaffer pen using royal blue ink. I am not being pretentious. I just can’t write without this pen. And yes, maybe I’m superstitious. The ink is very smooth and I need smooth-flowing ink to be able to think carefully. I hate scratchy blotchy dried-up …

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New Year New Blog

This is my first post this year. After a long time not writing, I was very encouraged by my recent short story “Funny Mountain” being accepted in an anthology called “Hungry in Ipoh” published by Fixi Novo in October 2015. What’s happened: During the non-writing lacuna of about five years, many things happened. That is, …