Another book I managed to read ( I read many books at the same time) is Farish Noor's "What Your Teachers Didn't Tell You, vol. 1". This is heavy reading but written so eloquently. I really admire his eloquence!! Although the subject matter is academic (dealing with the origins of the 'keris' , Hang Tuah, The Red Green Alliance etc.), it is good to once in a while read a book that gives you an alternative view of looking at things so as to prevent being 'stuck' in one perpective. There are also hidden stories which will throw new light on how we perceive things such as the history of the keris and how it is perceived in the the Malaysian context today. A fascinating look at Malaysian culture and history!