Welcome to my new blog. I’m Cheah Kai Wai, the Writer Also Known As Benjamin Cheah. On this blog, I will write about the stories I publish under this name, lessons learned while writing, and the writing industry in general (with an emphasis on science fiction and fantasy). Unlike my main site, this is not […]
As Singapore celebrates her 50th birthday, I wonder what challenges Singapore will face in the future. And I’m no optimist.
Imposing limits on freedom of speech to protect feelings will harm society.
The elections are coming, and Singapore’s opposition parties need to think about branding, election strategy, candidate selection and coalition-building.
Writing updates, including stories being edited, stories that will be written, and a story that will be published.
The Charleston attack and the Day of Terror illustrate the principles of open source warfare: domination of the news cycle, rush to atrocities, and leverage of political topics.
Yesterday The Middle Ground published an opinion piece titled A Young Muslim on ISIS. While it approaches the Islamic State (henceforth called Daesh here) from the perspective of a Muslim, the writer makes a few generalities that don’t hold up. Crucially, he says: “My sense is, if you add a dash of ignorance and a sprinkle […]
The NAC have shown that they are bureaucrats without a sense of art.
I’ve completed one novel, and have another in the works. More details here.
As a small country, Singapore can only do so much to aid refugees. No amount of idealism can override Singapore’s limitations.