Lance Armstrong was my hero even though I’m not a cycling fan. I first got a glimpse of Armstrong fairly late into his career, in 2004, after seeing his cameo in “Dodgeball”, a comedy starring Vince Vaughn.
It’s been more than four years since the historic March 8, 2008 general election that effectively created a two-party system in our country. Yet, until now Pakatan Rakyat, which aims to take over Putrajaya in GE13, has not formed a shadow cabinet.
Earlier this year, everyone seemed convinced that the general election would be held in June. Today, everyone seems to think it will be in March. There are all kinds of reasons for this. Usually it has to do with religious and cultural festivities getting in the way. And of course there’s the rainy season to contend with at year’s end.
THERE are a few things in life I'm pretty good at, like writing and judo, and which I've taught. I've come to realise that there's both an art and a science to them. In fact, I've found that there's an art and a science to most endeavours, whatever they may be.
WESTERN media will normally publish critical commentary on anything under the sun. Nothing is sacrosanct. However, for certain topics, especially those that touch on race and religion, even western media takes into consideration political correctness.
I WAS shocked to learn about how bestselling author and journalist, Jonah Lehrer, was involved in plagiarism and a variety of other journalistic misdeeds. But even before the dust had settled on Lehrer's case, word emerged, in the blogosphere and via social media, about a columnist in a Malaysian English daily (not theSun) who was also caught plagiarising.
A COUPLE of years ago, a friend who runs a mobile phone publication told me about a section in his magazine called "What's In Your Bag?" where he asks guests to list out all the things they carry around with them.
IN THE digital age that we live in, more and more of the data we use reside in the "cloud" (a geeky term for the internet). There are many advantages to using cloud services, which makes it possible for us to access our data anywhere and any time, through portable devices connected to the internet.