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Breakup – A True Story

After a 5-kilometer run and calisthenics workout at the park last evening, I decided to go get some groceries for the week. It was around 19:45 and it was dark. I walked from the car park towards the supermarket. Passing by a cafe, I noticed a young couple sitting at a table. They were roughly…

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Jaafar and I

“When two human beings of different culture and language meet, all they need is a sincere heart to surpass any barrier which divides them. ”  — Adrian Hoe, Feb 12, 2015 Down under. When I arrived at the Swan Hill train station in the afternoon of February 12, 2015, the air conditioner was blowing cold air with full blast. The…

Tough Love

Dr. Sophia Yin, aged 48, one of the world’s high respected and renowned veterinary behaviorists committed suicide on Sunday September 28. You can catch her appearance in the short film Tough Love, where she talks about her life discovering positive-reinforcement training. A really interesting video to learn about training and taming your pets, especially dogs….

Bersih 2.0: The truth that cannot be covered

Which is the truth? The government of Malaysia has his own stories. The people of Malaysia who took part in the Bersih 2.0 rally last Saturday (July 9, 2011) have their own stories as well. True, not true. True, not true? If you are in doubt of Bersih 2.0, please check out their website at…

Thinking in a nutshell

Most Malaysia graduate students lack critical thinking and have narrow thinking in their small nutshell and yet they think they are thinking and handling problems like an adult. I don’t know exactly what makes them having this false perception but I think it is the lacking of critical thinking, experience and limited exposure in the…

多难兴邦

温爷爷在北川中学黑板上写的四个大字:“多难兴邦”。这四个字已经铭刻在忆万中国人心中。这四个字也给了我很大的回响。 一个国家灾难重重,必能训练出超强的毅力和团结力以应付重重灾难。一个人如果困难重重,也必能训练出超强的毅力和顺应能力。所以,当一个人遇上重重困难时,千万要记得温爷爷的四个字:“多难兴邦”!绝对要理性起来,绝不能灰心和放弃。 好一个“多难兴邦(人)”!

Mourning

At 14:28 CST today, one week after the Sichuan/Wenchuan Earthquake, China will mourn for three days. The Chinese National Flag and Regional Flags of Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR will be raised at half mast. The Chinese public observe a period of silence to express mourning; vehicles, vessels, trains and air-defense alarms will sound…

The aftermath

It has been a week after Sichuan, center China, was hit by the worst earthquake in 30 years with a magnitude of 8.0 on the Richter scale. Over ten of thousands lost their lives in this quake. The golden 72-hour has passed. There are many articles and blogs about the suffering of the Chinese people…

Shocked!

We went to Pak Putra for dinner last night. It was dinner time and there were too many people at the restaurant. The restaurant was very busy and in a chaos. We waited for some time for our drinks to arrive. Then another some time for our foods to arrive. The kids were getting a…

Drug Rehabilitation

I recall a friend of mine, Hudson, who was our pal in our young days became alcohol-dependent and gradually withdrew from his work and society. We used to hang out in a pub after work for happy hours and to get some fun with pals we met at the pub. Without us knowing, Hudson became…

Human Disgrace

The shooting in Burma (now Myanmar) is an extreme cruel and disheartening act of a government and a disgrace of the human race on the earth in the 21st century. I am very disturbed by the news I read from the newspaper. The military government of Burma does not deserve to rule the country. Burma…