The Curious Scribbler

On migration and crossing cultures


Giving Someone a Chance

Although my dad knew that a Taiwanese degree would not be recognised in Malaya, it was the best chance he had to leave his small hometown. In 1964, dad enrolled in Civil...
Black and White photo of nurse

Capture memories while you can

First published in March 2016, I wrote this post after visiting my aunt in a Malaysian nursing home. Several years earlier, I had interviewed her for my father’s book,...

Where is home?

First published on 12 December 2015, I mull on a peculiarity in the life of the migrant: the uncertainty of where home is. I sit in my study in Adelaide, thinking of the...