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How the pandemic cost me my livelihood (and how you can help me find a new one)

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I wrote a little article for The Irish Times about how the pandemic has affected me living in Malaysia. You can read it here . As might be clear from this short piece I am actively looking for work, preferably writing or editing related, but I will consider anything in any country where I can work legally. I have a BA in Hotel Management and have worked in various positions in the hotel and restaurant trade, including running my own tiny café for several years. I am fluent in English and French. I also speak passable Dutch and Spanish. I have a basic understanding of German and a smattering of another half a dozen languages. I have written a collection of short stories and had my writing in fiction and non-fiction featured both in print and online, including quite a number of book reviews for major Malaysian news outlets (links to most of of my published work are featured on this site). I have edited and proofread more than a dozen books, details of some of which can be found on my ed

Book review of The Baba of Melaka by Tan Chee-Beng, featured in Penang Monthly

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I wrote a review of the re-edition of this fascinating book by Malaysian anthropologist Tan Chee-Beng for Penang Monthly. You can read it here :

Good Morning Towel: A local icon - featured in Mekong Review

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My homage to the humble Good Morning Towel, featured in  Mekong Review

Le Glacier disparu de la Brèche de Roland

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In the summer of 2006 I had a unique opportunity to observe and document the demise of one of the Pyrenees' last remaining glaciers.  Météo Pyrénées  asked me if they could use some of the photos I took during that time to highlight the loss of the Glacier de la Breche de Roland, which apparently no longer exists, and I of course said yes.  You can see them here: https://www.meteopyrenees.fr/actualites/le-glacier-disparu-de-la-breche-de-roland/ Climate change is real. #KeepItInTheGround (my photos are the ones labelled 'Olympus Digital Camera')

Listen to me discuss Kasuo Ishiguro's novel Klara and the Sun on BFM

Sharmilla Ganesan kindly invited me to discuss Kasuo Ishiguro's latest novel Klara and the Sun on BFM along with her co-host Lee Chwi Lynn.  Listen to what we had to say ...

My review of Languages Are Good For Us by Sophie Hardach

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Read my review of Languages Are Good For Us by Sophie Hardach in The Vibes or here  https://www.thevibes.com/articles/culture/24790/languages-are-good-for-us-tells-the-stories-of-words-language-and-writing

My review of At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop

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Read my review of At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop in The Vibes or here https://www.thevibes.com/articles/culture/23774/at-night-all-blood-is-black