Carte Blanche, a food truck in Portland, Oregon, enthralled my taste buds so much so, I forgot to snap a picture of that delectable mistress.
This fact alone proves I’m a shite food blogger. Good thing I don’t pretend to … read more
While reading my spun-up word yarns at Death Rattle Writer’s Festival, I only felt my hands go numb once.
This is the effect of anxiety and nerves on my body. I’m used to its arrival; whenever I tackle a new … read more
Back in the long dark of autumn and winter of 2011, this writer started the first draft of a high-concept, dystopian novel entitled Chemicals.
While writing it, I listened to the EP Iron by Woodkid on repeat, ad nauseam, until … read more
There are so many synonyms for “making the sex” in the English language that some don’t get the attention they deserve. Take tup, for example.
I first heard the word escape the mouth of a Darryl Hannah who used … read more
‘Funky’ is used in the most endearing way possible when describing the cuisine of Borneo.
I like funky things, even food. They possess pizazz, stick out in your mind, something more lasting and intriguing than a so-so burrito or a … read more
The fifth book, The Lion, in my series tentatively titled The Zodiac Procession is finished.
Well, it’s finished in the sense of first draft finished. I clocked in 76,000 words in 14 days. I’ve had several friends tell me that … read more
Sing it along with me, set to that famous hippie tune. “If you’re going to Bandar Seri Begawan, wear some anti-stoning armor on your body.”
Yes, travelers, phase one of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s decision to bring the fun of sharia … read more
Sometimes, all that glitters really is gold.
Or so says a friend commenting on a picture posted on Facebook of her mug and mine. I was in a gold jacket. We both had grand smiles. All was a’glittering. Especially that … read more
Forests are the settings for fairytale worlds and modern horror films.
It might be all that fecundity and mystery surrounding wooded places that gets the minds of creative-types churning out fantastical tales. Many tales seem to be set in the … read more