Mr Miyagi, a.k.a. Ben­jamin Lee lives divides his time between sev­eral day jobs and loves being any­where with his wife and son.

His blog, My Very Own Glob {Curiosa Felic­i­tas}, was cre­ated in April 2004 on Blog­ger, and after much bad­ger­ing from estab­lished blog­gers like mrbrown, moved here in August 2005.

Since then, he’s been writ­ing on and off this blog, irk­ing the Estab­lish­ment on occa­sion, who’ve responded in the best pos­si­ble way by hir­ing him to irk other peo­ple: Min­def for one, after inter­ro­gat­ing him about unau­tho­rised blog­ging about mil­i­tary affairs, com­mis­sioned him to write a comic book to com­mem­o­rate 40 years of National Ser­vice in Sin­ga­pore, titled “In My Time”, which was on the Straits Times Best­sellers’ List for Octo­ber 2007.

2007 also saw Ben­jamin suc­cess­fully try­ing his hand at a new brand of staged com­edy, notably, writ­ing his first stage/theatre pro­duc­tion for Hos­san Leong: Mul­ti­ple Per­son­al­i­ties Dis­or­der, a stand-up and sketch com­edy show which played to packed houses in Feb­ru­ary 2007.

Other come­di­ans have long known Ben­jamin to be the quick fix com­edy doc­tor, with Irene Ang hir­ing him to pen the sell­out “Irene Ang in the V-Conference” — the show Ben­jamin found out that even if the MDA allowed the use of the word “Vagina” in a show title, cor­po­rate spon­sors aren’t as open-minded.

In 2009, Ben­jamin ful­filled one of his ambi­tions — to write a show to be staged at the Esplanade. “Kumar: Stripped Bare & Stand­ing Up” played to full houses and rave reviews.

Ben­jamin runs Telling Sto­ries Pte Ltd, which pro­vides writ­ers and media con­sul­tants for projects across genres.

Find him on:

Twit­ter: @miyagi
Face­book: miyag­isan
Linkedin: miyagi
Insta­gram: miyag­isan

Adver­tis­ing and spon­sor­ship enquiries: Email

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