What Is Happiness?

Happiness is a choice

The November 2017 issue of National Geographic features the article The Search For Happiness with Costa Rica, Denmark and Singapore touted as some of the most joyful places on the planet based on the different strands of happiness: pleasure, purpose and life satisfaction. These different strands of happiness braid together in complementary ways to create lasting joy. How people view ...

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Colourblind

I can't make out what is the number is this jumble of colours.

I know roses are red And grass is green But I am filled with dread With people’s amused grin Whenever I fail a colour test Such as a jumble of colours in a book I always try my best But such tests are not as easy as they look. I may not be able to distinguish all the colours of ...

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Oh How I Long For Thee!

Me on Mount Royal in Montreal in late autumn in the late 1970s

Oh how I long for thee Not seeing you makes me feel empty More than thirty seven years have gone by Since I bade you goodbye.   Memories of you linger Your whiteness in winter Footprints in the snow As temperature dropped low.   Memories of you bring Sweetness and joy in spring Fields of green emerged from their hibernation ...

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Viva Vicky Chen!

Vicky Chen with her Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting actress

At the tender age of only 14, she is a superstar in the making. At the recent Golden Horse Awards, she beat two former best actress winners Shu Qi and Slyvia Chang to win the Best Supporting actress award for her role in the film “The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful” and was also nominated for the best actress ...

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And You Think Your Job Sucks?

Down the crooked coconut tree

For a lot of people, it’s inevitable. After enough time at any job, you start to think that your job sucks. It doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve all dealt with bad bosses or back-stabbing colleagues but that doesn’t mean the cure for our ills involves quitting our job and finding another. Every job is still a job and ...

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Cosplay Competition

A dance performance

If you were in Permaisuri Imperial City Mall last Saturday morning, you would have seen Cosplayers performing on stage on the first floor. I arrived at the mall a bit late and I missed the performances of the first two contestants. There were eleven contestants so I only managed to watch the performances of nine of the contestants. The term ...

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The Taste Of Borneo Carnival 2017

Taste of Borneo Carnival 2017 Event Calendar

The culture, craft and food based carnival ‘Taste of Borneo 2017’ commences today at Boulevard Mall’s open car parking compound and will end on Dec 3. Organised by Sarawak Chinese Association in collaboration with Sarawak Islamic Information Centre and multi-cultural and multi religious groups in Miri such as Dayak Association Miri, Sikh Association Miri, Indian Association Miri, Malay Association Miri, ...

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The Best Chicken Rice In Miri

Chef Wong's Chicken Rice

When it comes to chicken rice in Miri, my biggest gripe is that a lot of the chicken rice outlets do not have nice grinded chilli sauce to go along with the chicken. Some of their chicken taste not bad but their chilli leaves a lot to be desired. But that has come to an end since I discovered Chef ...

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Filial Piety – Your Children Are Watching You!

Your kids are watching you.

Children are very impressionable. Their brains are like sponges, soaking up what they see and hear. Their minds retain bad experiences and imitate what they see, hear and observe to be true. Someday, your children will be walking in your shoes. Not just literally, but figuratively, in their role as an adult. As parents, there are few aspects of our ...

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Surround Yourself With Positive Influences

Surround Yourself With Positive People

“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.” – Karl Marx It is a worthwhile exercise to analyse the influences that impact our life. Our station in life is ...

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