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 Alwyn Lau
Alwyn Lau
Bookworm. Contrarian. Proud Malaysian. Or thereabouts. Tweets at @alwyn_lau
 

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Falling trees and why some ‘paranoia’ may help

Falling trees and why some ‘paranoia’ may help

Don Lee in ‘The Roundup’: One movie made four times

Don Lee in ‘The Roundup’: One movie made four times

When the financial ‘rewards’ aren’t worth the risk

When the financial ‘rewards’ aren’t worth the risk

How can tuition centres become more relevant?

How can tuition centres become more relevant?

Disconnect to reconnect: Going on a social media fast

Disconnect to reconnect: Going on a social media fast

The joy of reading physical books

The joy of reading physical books

Can we prepare students for AI-assisted learning with open book exams?

Can we prepare students for AI-assisted learning with open book exams?

The products or services we can’t accept paying for

The products or services we can’t accept paying for

Two tasks students should never use ChatGPT for

Two tasks students should never use ChatGPT for

When life Is filled with flukes

When life Is filled with flukes

Enjoying the music and magic of Jacob Collier

Enjoying the music and magic of Jacob Collier

How narratives of plenty or scarcity impact schooling

How narratives of plenty or scarcity impact schooling

Overcoming the fear of learning with the joy of tinkering

Overcoming the fear of learning with the joy of tinkering

So you want to be a full-time YouTuber?

So you want to be a full-time YouTuber?

Which is better for fitness? Gym membership or walk-In?

Which is better for fitness? Gym membership or walk-In?

Schools: A culture of worrying and 'Monsters, Inc'

Schools: A culture of worrying and 'Monsters, Inc'

Intentionality: Something to strive for in 2024?

Intentionality: Something to strive for in 2024?

Christmas and the gift of humility

Christmas and the gift of humility

That underrated activity called walking

That underrated activity called walking

Primary school students return to school at Sekolah Kebangsaan Syed Idrus Chemor in Perak March 21, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Farhan Najibnn

The (cautious) case against mask mandates

A man smokes outside an eatery in Petaling Jaya January 1, 2019. u00e2u20acu2022 Picture by Miera Zulyana

Why a smoking ban probably won’t help

A man walks past a shuttered bar/night club with a u00e2u20acu02dcFor Rentu00e2u20acu2122 sign in Kuala Lumpur during the Covid 19 pandemic October 18, 2020. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

So what really is the problem with nightclubs?

A customer counts how much change was given back after buying some groceries at a wet market in Kuala Lumpur. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Saw Siow Feng

Why are we worth more dead than alive?

The Employeesu00e2u20acu2122 Provident Fund  logo is seen at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur March 2, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Miera Zulyanan

Three groups who welcome the RM10,000 EPF withdrawal

Form Five students get ready to sit for their SPM examination at SMK Seksyen 7 in Shah Alam March 2, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Should Malaysian students do a gap year?

Sekolah Kebangsaan Section 7 students on their first day back at school in Shah Alam July 22, 2020. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Could e-textbooks be the solution to heavy school bags?

Election Commission officials get the polling station at Dewan Badminton Kompleks Perumahan Polis Tabuan Jaya ready ahead of early voting in Kuching December 13, 2021. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Are Covid-19 cases being artificially boosted ahead of Johor polls?

The Lim clan having their reunion dinner at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay on January 31, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

Playing ‘20 Questions’ at Chinese New Year

Rex Lee Kok Hong, 36, displays his angpow collection at his home in Sungai Dua February 13, 2018. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Sayuti Zainudin

Chinese New Year and e-’ang pows’

BAM should revoke Goh Jin Wei’s ban too

A general view of traffic on the Federal Highway in Kuala Lumpur June 1, 2021. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Alternative to holiday traffic jams

Students resume classes at Sekolah Kebangsaan Meru Klang in Klang January 10, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d Bernama pic

Why hasn’t ‘Pendidikan Moral’ been scrapped yet?

People receive their Covid-19 booster shot at the KL Gateway Mall in Kuala Lumpur January 5, 2022. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

Boosters: Allow walk-ins at PPVs by disabled

People wait to receive their Covid-19 vaccines at the Covid-19 vaccination centre in the Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Seri Kembangan, June 17, 2021. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

Notes from a PPV volunteer

A general view of traffic on the Federal Highway in Kuala Lumpur June 1, 2021. u00e2u20acu201d Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Three pointers on how to be safer behind the wheels

As the country slowly reopens, the temporary traffic respite will gradually come to an end. u00e2u20acu2022 Picture by Yusof Mat Isan

So far, yet so near: Are you a super-commuter?

Choong has spent more than 30 years zipping around the world visiting archeological dig sites and even excavating in some. u00e2u20acu201d Picture via Facebook

A conversation with Malaysia’s own Indiana Jones

The release of u00e2u20acu02dcJames Bond: No Time to Dieu00e2u20acu2122 for Malaysian cinemas has been from September 30 to November 25. u00e2u20acu201d Picture courtesy of United International Pictures Malaysia

James Bond: From fantasy to reality

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