Did you know who Nury Vittachi is?
I first know him as he permanently writes Unbelievable: Tall Tales From Asia column twice a month in Reader’s Digest Asia. On his articles, he writes comically yet witty comments about anything he found in the world. He writes about culture, health, cyberworld, travel, tourism, old friend, his family, literally anything. I bet all readers laugh reading his writings, by time we’ll either laugh at them or laughed by them.
So who is he?
“I don’t believe in concepts of race, nationhood or ethnicity; the only country is Earth: you and I are the same race, because we are both earthlings.” (Nury Vittachi)
He’s a journalist, book author, Sri Lanka-born, started his career at London, but now lives in Hong Kong with his English wife and their 2 daughters and son, all of them are Chinese and adopted. He had won some journalism and literary awards. He have written fiction, non-fiction, and childreen books since 1990. His books are written in English and have been translated to Portugese and Bahasa, though I never found one in any stores in Indonesia. We can read his mini-mystery writings freely here.
His columns are widespread anywhere in newspapers, including The Jakarta Post but I didn’t know about it because I don’t read it, and magazines. Yet we can always find his writings, mostly anything about Asia, on his blog, The Curious Diary of Mr. Jam. To read the best entry on his blog click here or here if you do online alot. Disclaimer: He’s so funny so don’t get offended by his writings. Like he stated in one of his post:
PLEASE NOTE. Before writing angry letters to me, please note that this posting is 82.5 per cent ironic, and of the rest of the material, about six or seven per cent could be classified as bitterly sardonic.”
(Nury Vittachi # Celebs: Above The Law)
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