I just finished writing a 400-word article outlining an image from colonial Malaya for a workshop I am attending tomorrow. The organiser apparently mistyped my email and sent the assignment to some Ana Fauzi out there, and just forwarded me the email. The assignment entails all workshop participants to look for an image of our […]
One of the things I enjoy as a copyeditor is having the opportunity to be involved with a great number of wonderful projects through the documents I edit. One such particular lesson is to learn — although sometimes indirectly — how to build a styleguide of inclusive language where everyone feels welcome and included, regardless […]
I submitted three chapters of my thesis last week — which, added up to the total amount of five chapters already submitted. That would leave me with at least two, at most three more chapters to go. The meeting with my supervisor actually went very well — we talked about submission month (4 more months […]
I came across this thought-provoking article on Real Life Mag by Apoorva Tadepalli today on how contemporary mapping — including the ones that are enabled by the Internet (think whenever you share your location on Snapchat, Instagram, or Strava) — is inherently derived from the colonial practice of the projecting borders and limitations, and consequently […]
I just finished reading this novelette called A Dead Djinn in Cairo by Afro-Carribean-American speculative fiction writer, P. Djeli Clark. A detective story with a female lead (with some hints of alternate gender/sexuality) set in steampunk fantasy / magical realist Cairo where djinns, angels, and ghouls roam freely, mentions of alchemy and magic that could […]
On Frankenstein in Baghdad, reading critically and not trusting your memory.