Proudly Penangite (yes, that’s a real no-nonsense word), I was raised in George Town, the capital of Penang island, a UNESCO World Heritage City. Since 2007, I have been living in the heart of the city of Madrid with my family, pursuing a doctorate study. We came unequipped with a single word of Spanish…well, actually only “gracias” and “adios amigos” – both picked up from Speedy Gonzalez, the fastest mouse in Mexico Though I miss home, I love it here. As Cytowic says in his book The Man Who Tastes Shapes, Madrid gives me Synesthesia – a mixed-up sensation of hearing colours, feeling musics and tasting shapes (and seeing smells too) .
More soon…meanwhile you may be interested in these:
– Rosalind W. Picard and her tenure in Affective Computing (inspiring!)
– 10 ways to flunk your PhD ( I really like this article)
– Robosexual – the future of relationship?
– Do you sleep like a log? I don’t. I’d need more “spindles” to do that – find out more.
– An A. R Rahman’s fan. I believe that Oscar has been long delayed for him. Some songs I really like, in these video clips:
Chandralekha – reminds me of my childhood. A song clip from the movie Thiruda Thiruda (Thief Thief), 1993. I was 14 when the movie was released.
– La Caution, French hip hop group remix song Pilotes Automatiques. A remix of A. R Rahman’s Tamil Ottagathai Kattiko (from the movie Gentleman)
Hossana, from a 2010 unspellable movie name (though I can say it, spelling is tough) and I’ll spare you from twisting your tongue.