Monday, January 31, 2011

Go Go Next Media Animation!

Finally, some properly snarky coverage of Singapore.

CSJ will survive; he's been through this countless times before. The SDP has a lot more momentum this round of elections, and they had seen it coming a while ago.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I'm going to London!

I'll be there from 28 January to 8 February, just in time to miss Chinese New Year.

Also, I'll be appearing at these two literary events. Possibly a third, if we get our act together. :)

Count on Queers, Singapore!
Friday, 28 January 2011, 5:30-7pm
Room 104 (Senate House, First Floor), Institute of Commonwealth Studies
School of Advanced Study, University of London

Part of a public seminar series on Singapore Politics at the University of London. Queer Singaporean writers Ng How Wee and myself will be chairing the first part of the event, followed by a talk by Dr Simon Obendorf (University of Lincoln) on queer politics in Singapore.

Monday, 7 February 2011, 6.30pm onwards.
RADA Foyer Bar, Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN.

Birkbeck's monthly readings event, organised in partnership with Oxfam. I'll be one of the featured readers.

Facebook event page:!/event.php?eid=174827652553310
writLOUD official page:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Crime Night, 29 January, 8pm at Prologue, Orchard ION

Haven't mentioned this before, but I'm in Crime Scene: Singapore, and anthology of crime writing set in this country, edited by Richard Lord and published by Monsoon Books. Buy it! I get royalties. :D

There's an event happening later this month, but unfortunately I'll be in London at the time (never mind what the poster says). Go support these writers anyways.

N.B. It's on Amazon too!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time" in 90 seconds

I love this! We actually did this book for literature class when I was ten years old, thereabouts.

"A Wrinkle In Time" In 90 Seconds from James Kennedy on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Long-lost brothers?

I just finished reading Derek Walcott's epic poem Omeros over on my other blog.

Incidentally, I've realised that Walcott and Gabriel García Márquez look uncannily alike.

They're born just three years apart: Walcott in 1930, Gabo in 1927. It's a plot twist worthy of a telenovela!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Something to make you guys feel old.

French kids puzzling over tech antiques from the '80s!

And remember, these tykes are from a nation that's culturally stuck in the 19th century. Would kids from, say, South Korea or Dubai be even more flummoxed?

UPDATE: Turns out they're from Montréal. No wonder they're so chill with the racial diversity.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Texts December 2010

And another decade's here!

+“Layang-Layang” ed. Enoch Ng
+Yong Shu Hoong’s “From within the marrow”

=Jean Heyn’s “The Governor-General's Lady”
+Caryl Phillips’s “Cambridge”
+Jamaica Kincaid’s “Mr Potter”
E. A. Markham’s “The Three Suitors of Fred Belair”
+Maryse Condé’s “Who Slashed Celanire’s Throat?”
+David Markson’s “Wittgenstein’s Mistress”

+Danny Lim’s “The Malaysian Book of the Undead”
=Julia Segal’s “Phantasy”

+Ian Edginton's "Scarlet Traces: The Great Game"

+Ivan Reitman's “Kindergarten Cop”
+Maneesh Sharma's “Band Baaja Baaraat”
+Michael Apted's “The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

=W!ld Rice’s “Cinderel-LAH!”
=Dream Academy’s “A Crazy Christmas”

NUS Museum's +"Camping and Tramping Through the Colonial Archive: The Museum in Malaya", +"The Sufi and the Bearded Man: Re-membering a Keramat in Contemporary Singapore" and ="Working the Tropical Garden"
=Karmawibhangga Museum's permanent exhibition
+Yogyakarta Kraton's permanent exhibition