May 13, 1969 – Malaysia

"MALAYSIA'S proud experiment in constructing a multiracial society exploded in the streets of Kuala Lumpur last week. Malay mobs, wearing white headbands signifying an alliance with death, and brandishing swords and daggers, surged into Chinese areas in the capital, burning, looting and killing. In retaliation, Chinese, sometimes aided by Indians, armed themselves with pistols and … Continue reading May 13, 1969 – Malaysia

The 36-hour Day: Welcome to the United States … and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

The three of us, Ian, Mahirah, and myself, took off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at 2:30 pm (23rd Apr). A 7-hour flight to Haneda, Tokyo, a 2-hour stopover, followed by a 10-hour flight to the Los Angeles International Airport, and we’re all just adrenaline-fueled zombies staggering about – and we weren’t even done yet. Another … Continue reading The 36-hour Day: Welcome to the United States … and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History