A House of Happiness

A House of Happiness

Facing stiff competition from international releases in the lucrative Chinese New Year screening slot, local movie A House of Happiness has received great reviews from local movie enthusiasts and has grossed more than RM1mil at the Malaysian box office after only a week of release. The heart-warming movie is the debut effort of director JY Teng together with prolific local ...

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The Girl Before by JP Delaney

The Girl Before by JP Delaney

In the tradition of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl comes a psychological thriller that has won great reviews and accolades. Bestselling author Lee Child hailed it “dazzling, startling, and above all cunning—a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense.” Riveting, enthralling, addictive, intriguing, ingenious, genuinely eerie, and compulsive are some of the accolades that have been heaped on the ...

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Long Shadow

Long shadow

Lin Yutang said the end of the day is near When small men cast long shadows But there is no need for fear From the shadows will emerge heroes.   A long shadow blankets our country We seem to be in a state of regression The political situation is cause for worry Patriotic hearts bleed for the nation.   Long ...

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The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro has won so many accolades and awards that I just had to watch it as soon as the DVD of the movie hit the shelves here in Miri.  The movie is an other-worldly fairy tale that brings to mind elements of “Beauty and the Beast” and “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”. Living alone ...

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My Top 50 Favourite Songs

Stairways to Heaven

I have been doing spring cleaning for the last week or so. Digging out all my CD collection from their storage boxes, I was a bit overwhelmed by the size of my collection. An idea then struck me. If I have to choose my top favourite 50 songs from my huge collection of songs, what will be my choices? It ...

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Irony of Life

Irony of life

They were classmates from young With characters bordering on yin and yang Tom excelled in his studies Vince fooled around with his buddies.   Tom was always careful with his money Vince was a spendthrift as his vices were many Everyone thought success in life for Tom was a no-brainer Vince had no second thoughts about cutting corners.   Tom ...

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RIP Vasanthapiriya Muniandy!

Suicide

Like a blossoming flower That was the way you were Sensitive timid and shy Much too young to die.   Falsely accused of stealing your teacher’s handphone That was when everything went wrong Your hurt was so deep Your mind just flipped.   You were so vulnerable to the false allegation Your dignity and rights subjected to serious violation Your ...

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False Allegation

False Allegations

It hurts it really hurts In my heart the pain lurks Consuming me with the urge to hit back An eye for an eye tic for tat.   A respectful act meant as a tribute Ended up being rebuked False allegations fly Insinuating my kind act was a lie.   On second thoughts I won’t resort to hitting back That ...

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Fear

Fear

Fear is false evidence appearing real It isn’t any big deal It exists only in the mind Fear is just a lie you will find.   When fear rears its ugly head Don’t freeze as if you are dead Deal with it with courage Don’t be imprisoned by its cage.   Acknowledge the issues at hand Face them like a ...

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