Meeting up with Tash Aw

Met up with Tash Aw yesterday (Saturday) in MPH 1 Utama. Sad to say, the evening was kinda disappointing. We didn’t have much time with him, and it felt like a rush, having to ‘run through’ my ‘interview’ with him. It was supposed to start at 7pm, but as usual, Malaysians, being very punctual, arrived…

An Evening with Chiew-Siah Tei (20th June, 2008, Friday)

Her words of advice continued to linger on my mind even after leaving our meeting place at the One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya. Her smile radiates that of a very calm person with a quiet confidence – one that if shaken, can emerge victorious. Chiew-Siah Tei was born and bred in Tampin, Negeri Sembilan, a…