Intuition

Before you read on allow me to clarify my intent. I am not trying to sell you anything or convince you of anything. You need not believe my thoughts on intuition, but simply entertain the possibility of them being true. In scientific terms what I am relating is a ‘hypothesis’, not a ‘theory’ or truth […]

Read More...

Animal School

From ‘Intuition: Knowing beyond logic, insights for a new way of living’, by Osho. The animals got together in the forest one day and decided to start a school. There was a rabbit, a bird, a squirrel, a fish, and an eel, and they formed a board of directors. The rabbit insisted that running be […]

Read More...

Religion as Asset

It occurred to me that if deities or prophets exist, and they were to make a comeback, no-one would believe their authenticity or mission. I recall a funny cartoon: Jesus declared he was the Son of God 2,000 years ago, and people followed him; fast forward to present day, a man saying the same thing, […]

Read More...

Freedom and justice

The concepts of Freedom, Rights, and Justice are among the most misunderstood things in modern society. Let’s start with clarifying Freedom: Freedom is commonly interpreted as being able to ‘do whatever the hell you want’. People who tout Freedom as a personal right might insist that they deserve to drive without a license, or carry guns […]

Read More...

Why do we suffer?

Why do we suffer? Many pseudo-sages have claimed to know the answer, and demanded money and other gifts for their knowledge. They are deluding others… and even themselves, for this is a question that cannot be answered. This is because the question itself is irrelevant and unanswerable. It’s the equivalent of asking “Why is the […]

Read More...

Updated views on the Singapore comics industry (2014)

Last month I gave an interview to a researcher examining the Singapore comic industry today. He interviewed almost all major creators in the city and I was glad to express my updated observations through this exercise. I will showcase his thesis once it’s done, but meanwhile here are my (edited) thoughts: ‘Uniqueness’ of Singapore comics […]

Read More...

Taoism: A digestible intro

I am writing this because I notice there exists almost no writing in English that succinctly explains Taoism. The vacuum exists because on one hand we have the very traditional Chinese masters who are knowledgeable but teach in very abstruse ways; as a consequence the philosophy becomes misinterpreted. On the other hand, we have English-language […]

Read More...

Interview with Business & Technology Tidbits

This week I had a short interview with a leading Amazon reviewer, Andre Lawrence (Business & Technology Tidbits). The interview was focused on Seven Years in Dog-Land, and contains some other updates on my creative work. Voila: 1. How long have you had this story idea? I’d say three years before I started making it. […]

Read More...

Earth pulse

“I think we’re part of a greater wisdom than we will ever understand. A higher order. Call it what you want. Know what I call it? The Big Electron. The Big Electron…whoooa. Whoooa. Whoooa. It doesn’t punish, it doesn’t reward, it doesn’t judge at all. It just is. And so are we. For a little […]

Read More...

The real hidden masters

Two weeks ago I heard the story of someone from the United Kingdom who went to India looking for a ‘genuine’ Yogi. After visiting 10 of them he returned to the UK sorely disappointed. I was not surprised. The fantasy of ‘masters’ in primitive robes living ascetic lives, be them yogis, shifus, shamans, or high priests, remain that… a […]

Read More...