Top classic novels and nonfiction

Recently I’ve developed a strange desire to read some of the classic novels in literature and nonfiction. As the majority of Americans tend to only read through these while in high school or university, I believe we’ve missed out on so many great books. I have a number of classics on my shelf at home, but with my limited time to devote towards reading, need to be selective. So my question for you is, what would you consider to beRead more

Photography for a good cause

If my photography can, in any way, help others or be a conduit from Indonesia to the world, then I’ll feel as if I’ve accomplished something meaningful. Photography, on its own, is a passion of mine but rather than make money off of selling pretty prints, I feel much more fulfilled if I can somehow give back. I was hoping that my photos of the flooding in Jakarta could help voice how dire the situation was, and to help raiseRead more

Human species 'may split in two' as predicted by HG Wells

A fascinating article on BBC makes some startling predictions about the human race. Far-fetched or not, it’s worth a read. Guess that would make the debate on Indonesian women and Western men a null topic. Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge. The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said – before a decline due to dependence on technology. People would become choosierRead more