About me

I am wary of introductions because introspection is not necessarily a good thing and the listing of qualities as a self-portrait is suspect when the narrator’s agenda cannot be trusted, even by himself.

But with those caveats, I was born in Malaysia and have lived in Australia for over 20 years with some periods away travelling. I work in a not terribly interesting government type job as it pays reasonably well. I have an inner life that I value much more even if it pays nothing at all.

Originally left liberal, my politics are now consistently libertarian. I have seen definitions of economic rationalism that I have recognised my own beliefs in. I am probably a not-so-secret neo-liberal (american definition).

I still suffer the occasional pangs of guilt for that.

My intellectual interests vary widely and hence suffer from a certain degree of shallowness. The collection of writing here may or may not reveal this. I also write creatively on occasion, have been known to pick up sketching charcoal and fire-staff, though not all at the same time.

For what it’s worth, my MBTI is ENTJ. Over the years, I’ve moved much more into T and previous P is now veering more into J regions.

2 thoughts on “About me

  1. techno tony says:

    nice travelogue. (i found it searching for trance raver.) curious to know how you saved money to travel like that? keep on your interesting journey, just be nice and patient with local natives, ok? cheers, tt

  2. Jason says:

    I discovered your discussion on the secular buddhist page debating with Glenn Wallis. Quite interesting. I started out as a libertarian in college, and now (mid-life) find myself libertarian socialist, anti-capitalist. But I ‘get’ you right-wing so-called libertarian types. 😉 I’m also an atheist Buddhist. I quite liked your ‘spear sutra’ (I originally thought, “does he mean the Rhinoceros Sutra? …oh, right!”) with ‘“.. Last scene of all/
That ends this strange eventful history,
/Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
/Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything” and “gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā. om mani padme hum.”

    Sehr Groovy

    Maybe you don’t remember, it was a few years ago.

    Anyway, nice work.

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