Fidget Spinners

A basic fidget spinner

Fidget spinners are undoubtedly this year’s leading toy fad. The “must-have” toy of the year has two or three paddle-shaped blades attached to a central core. Hold the core between two fingers, give the blades a flick and they spin. That’s it. When it first took off last month, stores could not keep them in stock. Parents were scrambling to ...

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You Mean the World to Me

The cast of You mean the world to me 1

Saw Teong Hin’s semi-autobiographical film “You Mean the World to Me” (海墘新路) opened nationwide yesterday.  It has been heavily promoted on Astro and intrigued by the trailer of the movie, my wife and I went to watch the movie this afternoon at TGV in Permaisuri Imperial City Mall. Director Saw Teong Hin, who is best known for films like Puteri ...

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The Finger Lift

Finger Lift

I was on Facebook when I saw a video featuring the Finger Lift trick. It brought back memories of that night in 1976 when I was in Upper Six D class at Kolej Tun Datuk Tuanku Haji Bujang. I came across the trick in a non-fiction book that I was reading at that time. After sharing the trick with my ...

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A Step from Heaven by An Na

A Step from Heaven by An Na

I bought A Step from Heaven by An Na for only RM8 at Popular Bookstore in Miri recently. I have just finished reading it and having enjoyed the book, I think at RM8, the book is a real steal. A Step From Heaven is the story of a Korean family, narrated in the graceful and resonant voice of the female ...

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Mrbrown Hits Back at Criminal Minds Beyond Borders

Criminal Minds Beyond Borders

A lot of Singaporeans are up in arms about the way the city state was portrayed in the Cinderella and the Dragon episode of US television series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. I know it’s just a TV show and things should not be taken seriously. But for tv viewers who have never been to Singapore, they will tend to believe what ...

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Asia Food Festival At Coco Cabana in Miri

She poses for me

The Asia Food Festival and a mini arts festival commenced today at Coco Cabana in Marina Bay and will end on April 23. In case you are wondering where is Coco Cabana, it is formerly known as the Marina Bay Seafood Restaurant where the seahorse lighthouse is located. The Asia Food Festival hosts over 40 stalls, manned by chefs and ...

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A Megastar Is Born

Dimash 迪玛希

His name is Dinmukhamed (Dimash) Kanatuly Kudaibergen.  He is known as Di Ma Xi ( 迪玛希) in China where he now commands a huge fan base. The Kazakh native, who was a relatively unknown singer, shot to instant fame when he won the first round of China’s Singer 2017 competition with his performance of the French pop song S.O.S. D’un ...

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Fair Land Sarawak

Orangutan at Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Land of the Hornbills These protected birds we must not kill Land of the headhunters But that was in the days of our long-gone ancestors   Sarawak is the largest state of Malaysia The country that prides itself as truly Asia Situated on the island of Borneo Sarawak possesses charm and incredible allure.   Famed for its cultural diversity Natural ...

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