This town was built on nepotism, the old boy network. Because it is so.

This town was built on nepotism, the old boy network. Because it is so.

One Imperative is a thematic Art/Lit zine curated by Jeremy Fernando, to which I’m a regular contributor. The past issue, Issue 9′s theme is Literary (re)view, it’s here: http://www.oneimperative.com/2013/01/09-reviews/.  However, I was worried that people didn’t pay attention at all, and still more important, something I read today on Facebook made me feel necessary to repost. …

The Blue Kite (蓝风筝) is a 1993 drama film directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang. Banned by the Chinese government upon its completion, along with a ten year ban on filmmaking imposed on Tian.
Who knows where the night will begin or where it could all lead?  Grab a copy, close your eyes, run your finger over…me

Who knows where the night will begin or where it could all lead? Grab a copy, close your eyes, run your finger over…me

A Review By Liam Lyles When one picks up the dainty novel Butterfly by Julie O’Yang one does not consider the journey they are about to go on. Butterfly is a novel of time and proportion, a huge swell of ebb and flow that takes the reader back and forth through time and place that …

I thoroughly love online translation tools

I thoroughly love online translation tools

长相思 (清)纳兰性德 山一程, 水一程, 身向榆关那畔行, 夜深千帐灯。 风一更, 雪一更, 聒碎乡心梦不成, 故园无此声。 The point is, well, some time back I was assigned by a Dutch TV production company to translate/localise a children’s television series for the Chinese market. A job’s a job, as  usual I started immediately. A few days later, my client telephoned me, and he complained a little …

“Asia’s Sexiest Philosopher”

“Asia’s Sexiest Philosopher”

One Imperative is a thematic Art/Lit zine curated by Jeremy Fernando, to which I’m a regular contributor. The new Issue 9’s theme is Literary (re)view http://www.oneimperative.com/2013/01/09-reviews/. Find my piece on p.7, but it’s so pretty, I honestly think you should read everything! And go back to earlier issues to find more me and others: http://www.oneimperative.com/ Jeremy Fernando …

Oops I didn’t know I was pregnant

Oops I didn’t know I was pregnant

Life is getting more and more (in)tangible nowadays. For instance, this morning when I opened my gmail, I read an annunciation relating to the matter of immaculate faith & heart. It reads like this: *** THE EDITORS OF DOORKNOBS & BODYPAINT NOMINATE THE FOLLOWING FOR THE 2012 MICRO AWARDS*  […names I don’t know, so there’s no …

Michelangelo Antonioni: Chung Kuo/Kingdom of the Middle

Michelangelo Antonioni: Chung Kuo/Kingdom of the Middle

In 1972, during the Cultural Revolution, the Italian director/filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni was invited by the People’s Republic of China to make a documentary about New China. The result was a three-and-a-half-hour long film, divided into three parts. Mao disliked it so much that Michelangelo Antonioni was consequently charged with being anti-Chinese as well as counterrevolutionary. …

Your profoundly designed life insurance

Your profoundly designed life insurance

Creativity is not about a nice interior or a nice wardrobe or a sense of design. It’s about a very subtle way to think and to realize, if this doesn’t work, then I can solve things in another way; confidence and flexibility. Creativity is like life insurance. If you are creative, you are never afraid, …