Writing


Language is my whore, my mistress, my wife, my pen-friend, my check-out girl. Language is the breath of God, the dew on a fresh apple; it’s the soft rain of dust that falls into a shaft of morning sun when you pull from an old bookshelf a forgotten volume of erotic diaries. Language is the faint scent of urine on a pair of boxer shorts; it’s a half-remembered childhood birthday party, a creak on the stair, a spluttering match held to a frosted pane.

Stephen Fry

I write a column and am the Editor in Chief of the Scientific Malaysian magazine. I previously co-founded a creative newsletter at CERN and have been writing on and off for several publications.

A mostly complete list of published articles and things I wrote, last updated March 2016.

December 2016. NSW Science Teachers Association Journal. Seeing the Universe through the Large Hadron Collider

March 2016. Toastmasters International. All in Good Time [speech]

February 2016. Toastmasters International. Almost Everything You Know About the World is Wrong [speech]

November 2015. Toastmasters International. It’s All in the Stars [speech]

September 2015. Toastmasters International. Lost in Translation [speech]

August 2015. Toastmasters International. Falling in Trust [speech]

June 2015. Scientific Malaysian. Life at CERN: The Mythbuster Edition

March 2015. Toastmasters International. Your Biggest Fan [speech]

December 2014. Toastmasters International. Love at Second Sight [speech]

October 2014. Toastmasters International. Lost and Found in Germany [speech]

August 2014. Toastmasters International. The Crazy Antelope [speech]

December 2013. Scientific Malaysian. Fundamental research: what’s the use?

February 2013. Scientific Malaysian. Life at CERN: Beyond the LHC

November 2012. Scientific Malaysian. Physicist or Engineer?

June 2012. Scientific Malaysian. The Marie Curie Fellowship at CERN: A personal account

February 2012. RESPECT e-zine. Seeing the world through different eyes

January 2012. CERN website. Medipix: From particles to patients

October 2011. Scientific Malaysian. Higgs and Kitten

September 2011. CERN bulletin. World Engineer’s Convention 2011: Engineers power the world

August 2011. CERN Knowledge Transfer. Evacuable Flat Panel Solar Collector

April 2011. RESPECT e-zine. A small but big difference: Eye to eye child care

September 2010. RESPECT e-zine. Ripples from a teacher: Freja’s story

September 2010. CERN ACEOLE e-space. From poster to the world

May 2010. Creative Voices. Roots

March 2010. CERN Courier. Ankara hosts inaugural ISOTDAQ school

February 2010. RESPECT e-zine. KANERE – Stepping into A New Year

October 2009. Creative Voices. Aliens and Predators

I also kept a blog where I wrote poems in Chinese.