4IR Skill

The challenge in the easy information retrieval and dissemination era aka digital is the ability to search for the right data point, analyse the importance and place the analytical data point into the larger narrative through meaning making. How does the needed data point fit the client need? How many colleges teach that?

The blurr

The phone and familiar People across the screen Video calling Chatting Instructing Showering care The mobile unites Albeit fleeting moments Where oceans collapse The grandfather wanting to hug The little one Can’t, but those moments Are the most precious The migrants lifeline The communal space Intimate yet aloof A duty A brief interlude Feel human … More The blurr

Blk 708A

I miss Blk 708 A Kopitiam My dreams were ignited over a Teh Halia Had genuine friends Had a life to build Chatted with Singaporean Police Officer OP Uncle over Rafi in Hindi Spend many evenings watching Channel 8 Cried when Ah Kong Passed Away I need my Teh My noodle soup Truly soup for … More Blk 708A


#iphone7 #nofilter #karakchaitales Some days there is simply the image As sorrow drowns out the story Then a painful silence dawns Which itself is the story

Retort as Privileged

The inherent capacity to react to inequalities is itself a privilege. Many just internalise it, as the power to react is just erased. The migrant state of being is one of perennial negotiating as the inequality is simply foreground as a forward in a book. The #metoo or #blacklivesmatter is a signifier of that privileged … More Retort as Privileged

Rethinking SIA

I am rather dumbfounded that social impact assessment practitioners for permitting and planning projects don’t utilise applied history as case studies to foreground the demographic analysis for the project influence area and the performance of participation which stakeholder engagement yields unless backed up by hard cash or resources. There are so many databases and change … More Rethinking SIA


The promise of potential Stunted in its tracks The performance never happened Or did it? The act of performance Validates promise A life however Is not a start up with Face value Where billing has to match receivables Life, with promise or potential Or a failure Is deeply intimate A life lived Not a performance … More Promise/Potential.