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.