My real name is Kevin

but to many others I am

The Walking Critic.


I accept both because there are already too many “Kevins” in the world.

And besides, The Walking Critic sounds a heck of lot better.

My first day at university I was asked to write an essay titled “Who Am I” and I have to say that this was one of the hardest assignments I ever got at business school.

I began with gusto: “I am 5 foot 11 inches tall, with brown hair, blue eyes and….” and then I got stuck.

I mean, who was I, really?


Who I Really Am


I go to bed every night excited because I can’t wait to get up again in the morning and live my life. I’m a buzz of energy, ideas, excitement. I’m thoughtful about the day ahead, the month ahead, the future; my surroundings; the dawn; the environment.

I’m the constant strategist thinking three steps ahead. Of consequences and outcomes. Sacrifice and reward. Goals.

I’m immensely private. There’s a time and place to share things but not in public. I cherish what is private. I protect it vehemently. Friends and family especially.

I love Asia. Asian Philosophy. Buddhism. The Asian way of life. Balance. Harmony. Respect. Beauty.

I have worn the Omh symbol around my neck for 35 years.

I am not a Buddhist. Nor am I an aetheist.

I have a wicked sense of humour. Actually, let me rephrase that: I know I have a wicked sense of humour. It gets me in trouble sometimes!

As much as I am serious in business, I don’t like to take myself too seriously, after all, the last time I looked, I didn’t see a queue of people going to heaven carrying bags of gold!