What a countdown it was! Thousands thronged Jalan Post and North Yu Seng Road from early yesterday evening till 2am this morning to celebrate the 916 Malaysia Day Countdown 2014, making it a most memorable night for all.
By admin on September 14, 2014
Lazy Sunday. We ended up at the newly opened Waffleshaus for breakfast. The outlet with waffle concept is the first of its kind in Miri and is located at Centre Point 1 behind Lorenzo.
The outlet offers specially homemade waffles with many variations on the menu.
The classic series offers Classic Waffle, Sweet Milk Waffle, Ice-cream Waffle, Nuttella Waffle, Peanut Butter Mousse waffle, Rainbow Waffle and Frutti Cheese Cocktail Waffle.
In the savoury series, there are Weekend Breakfast, Chicken Tomato, Grandma’s Style Mini Burgers, Beef Rendang, Grandma’s Lamb Stew, Baked Mushrooms Medley, Baked Pumpkin with Chicken, Baked Seafood Gratin and Baked Salmon Gratin.
For Waffle-Wich Series, customers can have a selection menu of Egg Mayonnaise, Tuna Mayonnaise, Monte Cristo Waffle-Wich and Corned Beef.
For those looking for something different, the Wafflezza Series offers different taste of Hawaiian, Tuna Corn, Pepperoni, Prawn & Mushrooms and Seafood.
In addition to that, the outlet also serves salads such as Tuna Salad, Caesar Salad, Chicken Waldorf Salad and Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad.
We opted for Sweet Milk Waffle, Weekend Breakfast, Grandma’s Style Mini Burgers and Egg Mayonnaise along with a pot of Earl Grey tea and a glass of Oreo Milkshake. The waffles were not bad but it is not something that you would want to eat too often. I think it will be quite a long while before we patronise the outlet again. By the way, our bill came up to RM58.20.
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By admin on September 13, 2014
CNN Travel ranked Penang Assam Laksa 7th out of the 50 most delicious food in the world. And I think that is because CNN hasn’t tried Sarawak laksa!
Sarawak laksa is a unique Sarawakian dish of beehoon (rice vermicelli) in a fragrant soup made from a base of chicken soup, sambal belacan, sour tamarind, garlic, galangal, lemon grass and coconut milk, topped with prawns, shredded chicken slices, julienned omelette, bean sprouts and fresh coriander. It is usually served with a squeeze of lime and sambal belacan on the side. Sarawak laksa is actually very different from curry laksa as the soup contains no curry at all.
I am not a laksa aficionado but my wife and a lot of my family members are staunch fans of the dish. My wife and I have tried all of the well-known Sarawak laksa stalls in Miri and we arrive at our conclusion that the Sarawak laksa at Sin Foh Café Co is the BEST in Miri.
The coffeeshop is decorated with a lot of model planes and is owned by none other than the family of the famous MC Jeff. In case you don’t know where this shop is, just drive along Krokop 1 towards Krokop 2. It is the first corner shop of the row of two-storey shophouses near the Miri River.
My wife, my son Leslie and I dropped by Sin Foh again this morning for breakfast. My wife and I ordered Kuching laksa but we asked them not to add bean sprouts and coriander while Leslie ordered mee kolok and dry wan tan. As usual, the laksa tasted great! Leslie’s kolok mee and dry wan tan were not bad too.
So if you have never tried the laksa at Sin Foh, do drop by the shop. No, I am not getting paid by Sin Foh Cafe to write this, haha!
Posted in Malaysia, Miri, Sarawak | Tagged beehoon, best Sarawak laksa in Miri, CNN Travel, curry laksa, MC Jeff, meehoon, Miri, Miri Community, Miri delicacy, Miri River, most delicious food in the world, Mri food, Penang Assam Laksa, rice vermicelli, sambal belacan, Sarawak laksa, Sarawakian dish, Sin Foh Café Co | Leave a response
By admin on September 7, 2014
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Richard Steele, Tatler, 1710
It was during my primary school days at St Augustine’s Primary School in Binatang that I picked up reading as a hobby. I devoured books by Enid Blyton and immersed myself in the world of the Famous Five and Secret Seven. I would drop by Heng Chiong Bookstore a few times each month to see if there were any new books on their shelves. I also looked forward to the monthly Dolphin magazine and the weekly Borneo Bulletin.
When I entered Kai Chung Middle School, I moved on to authors like Alistair Maclean, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ken Follett, Michael Crichton, Robin Cook, Sidney Sheldon, Stephen King and a host of others. I was influenced mainly by my eldest brother Chin Tian who has always been an avid reader. However I was also influenced by my sister Lim Kim who used to have a huge collection of Chinese romance novels by her favourite authors that included the Queen of Chinese Romance Chiung Yao (simplified Chinese: 琼瑶; traditional Chinese: 瓊瑤), Yi Shu or Isabel Nee Yeh-su (亦舒) and Yee Tak (衣達). Hey, in those days, I could read Chinese novels but this is almost an impossible feat for me nowadays especially with the widespread use of simplified Chinese and my much-deteriorated proficiency in Chinese.
Nowadays I read a lot of non-fiction especially on investment and other topics that appeal to me. Of course I still read the occasional novels. I would love to read more novels but my eyesight gets tired and stressed easily so I have to refrain myself from doing too much reading.
For those who don’t read, I guess you will never understand the joy that reading can bring. You will probably fail to understand why people love to curl up in bed or on their sofas with a book instead of someone of the opposite sex.
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination – Elizabeth Hardwick
When I pick up a novel, I immerse myself in a world unknown to mine. I experience what the characters in the book experience, escaping from reality and letting the imagination take hold. This is what reading is all about.
When you start reading a book, it instantly transports you to an exciting world. It stretches your imagination in new directions and takes your mind on a breathtaking journey. Reading allows for the mind to relax and for the imagination to take over, providing the perfect way to take a break from the hassles of modern life. Reading can be therapeutic as it enables you to take your mind off your problems and help you to unwind. I know that when I am stressing over work related matters, I can recharge by taking the time to read a few pages of a Robin Sharma book.
Books – the best antidote against the marsh-gas of boredom and vacuity. – George Steiner
For me, the best thing that has ever happened in Miri where reading is concerned was the opening of the Miri branch of Popular Bookstore. In the mid 1970s when I was doing my Form Six in Miri, the only bookstores that did carry some English novels were Hong Yi Bookstore and Kwan Bookstore but the choices were rather limited and you would never find any books on sale at discounted prices. Then came Belle Bookshop where one can get a 10% discount on books by becoming a member of the bookstore. But when Popular Bookstore opened in Miri, suddenly Mirians have a bookstore that is well-stocked with the latest bestsellers at affordable prices. Members can get 10-25% discount on the latest bestsellers. And when the bookstore has a sale on, books can become incredibly cheap. Just imagine buying a brand new paperback novel for say RM6.90!
I drop by Popular Bookstore a few times every month, often marveling at how many new books have arrived since my last visit. I usually head for my favourite section where books on investing are stacked. If I don’t find any book of interest there, I would browse through some of the other sections of the bookstore. I would often end up buying novels that are selling at irresistible prices between RM6.90 to RM10. Just two days ago, I bought the international bestseller “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini at only RM26.20.
It has been said that a good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend. Reading is a sure way to enrich ourselves with knowledge about life, culture, world issues and the world around us. It is also one of the best ways to improve our vocabulary and writing approach. Isn’t it time for you to pick up a book and start reading?
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life. – Somerset Maugham
Posted in Down Memory Lane | Tagged Agatha Christie, Alistair Maclean, Belle’s Bookshop, Binatang, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Hardwick, Enid Blyton, George Steiner, Heng Chiong Bookstore, Hong Yi Bookstore, Isabel Nee Yeh-su, Kai Chung Middle School, Ken Follett, Kwan Bookstore, Mark Twain, Michael Crichton, Miri, Popular Bookstore, Richard Steele, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robin Cook, Robin Sharma, Secret Seven, Sidney Sheldon, Somerset Maugham, St Augustine’s Primary School, Stephen King, the Famous Five, the joy of reading, the Queen of Chinese Romance Chiung Ya, Yi Shu, “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini, 亦舒, 琼瑶, 瓊瑤), 衣達 | Leave a response
By admin on September 6, 2014
Meet Dami Im. Some of you may not know her now but she is definitely a singer that you will be hearing a lot of in the near future. I got to know about Dami Im from my wife who has been raving about her for the past few weeks.
Dami Im (Korean: 임다미, born 17 October 1988), a South Korean-born Australian singer, shot to fame as the winner of the fifth series of The X Factor Australia in 2013 and is the most successful X Factor Australia contestant-to-date.
After winning The X Factor, she signed with Sony Music Australia and released her winner's single "Alive". Four days after release, "Alive" debuted at number one on the ARIA Singles Chart. It was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for selling over 70,000 copies. Im's self-titled album was released on 15 November 2013 and features studio recordings of songs she performed on The X Factor. The album debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart and was certified platinum for shipments of more than 70,000 units. Im became the first X Factor Australia contestant to follow up a number one single with a number one album on the ARIA Charts.
Dami Im’s parents are Hae Yun Lee, a trained opera singer, and Dong Eal Im. She is the oldest of two children and began learning the piano at the age of five and taught herself to sing by recording herself copying her favourite artists. When she was 9, she emigrated to Australia with her mother and younger brother Kenny because their parents thought they would have more opportunity growing up in Australia. They stayed with their uncle in Brisbane, while her father stayed in South Korea to earn money to support them.
When she was 11, Im began studying at the Young Conservatorium of Music program at Griffith University. She was a national finalist in the Yamaha Youth Piano Competition, and won the Nora Baird Scholarship and the Queensland Piano Competition several times. She attended John Paul College in Daisy Hill, Queensland and graduated in 2005. She never sang while at school and would only accompany the choir on piano, and play violin for the school's Silver Strings group. In 2009, she graduated from the University of Queensland with first class honours in a Bachelor of Music. She subsequently completed a Masters of Arts degree in contemporary voice at Griffith University. Prior to entering The X Factor, she was a music and piano teacher.
Im had a short career as a gospel singer in Korea, performing at Christian youth camps and releasing a couple of albums. K-pop music was her inspiration in regard to her love and passion for singing, with her citing BoA along with Lee Juk and Kim Dong-ryool as her favourite singers. Her musical influences are Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Norah Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, Chris Tomlin and BoA.
Im is a Christian and a member of the Brisbane Full Gospel Church in Eight Mile Plains, Queensland. She met Noah Kim, a former South Korean military serviceman, at the church and they were married in Seoul, South Korea in September 2012. Im and her husband live in Daisy Hill, a suburb of Logan City. In October 2013, she was named the cultural ambassador for Logan City and was presented with the key to the city by mayor Pam Parker at a ceremony on 4 December 2013.
Posted in Amazing People, From Around The World, Music | Tagged ARIA Singles Chart, Beyonce, BoA, Brisbane Full Gospel Church in Eight Mile Plains, Chris Tomlin, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dami Im, Dami Im’s "Alive", Dong Eal Im, gospel singer, Hae Yun Lee, K-pop music, Kim Dong-ryool, Lee Juk, Mariah Carey, Noah Kim, Nora Baird Scholarship, Norah Jones, South Korean-born Australian singer, the cultural ambassador for Logan City, the most successful X Factor Australia contestant-to-date, the winner of the fifth series of The X Factor Australia in 2013, Yamaha Youth Piano Competition, 임다미 | Leave a response
By admin on November 16, 2013
Having enjoyed Keigo Higashino”s “The Devotion of Suspect X “, I did not hesitate to buy his second novel “The Salvation of A Saint” when I saw it in Popular Bookstore a couple of weeks ago. Once I began reading it, I was once again hooked and despite having not much free time, I managed to finish it in a couple of sittings.
Salvation of a Saint is Keigo Higashino is a beautifully plotted crime novel filled with twists and surprises. Unlike a lot of whodunit murder stories where the murderers are only revealed towards the end of the stories, you will know who is the murderer by the end of the first chapter of “Salvation of A Saint.” But it will require you to read more than 300 pages of the book before you can find out how the victim was murdered.
Yoshitaka Mashiba, who was about to leave his marriage and his beautiful wife Ayane, is found dead with a cup of spilled coffee next to him. His distraught mistress finds his body in his Tokyo home. The only traces of poison are in the coffee grounds and the cup. Nothing suggests a forced entry and he was alone at the time of death. Was this a suicide or the perfect crime?
The mistress has a watertight alibi so the most logical suspect and the one person with a motive is Ayane – except that she was hundreds of miles away visiting her parents in Hokkaido when he was murdered. So she's out.
Or is she?
The lead detective, Tokyo Police Detective Kusanagi, is immediately smitten with Ayane and refuses to believe that she could have had anything to do with the crime. He hopes to solve the case without the help of college friend and genius Professor Manabu Yukawa (aka Detective Galileo) who has informally helped him in many cases in the past. In the last investigation, their friendship became strained and now both steer clear of one another.
Kusanagi’s feisty female assistant, Kaoru Utsumi, however, is convinced Ayane is guilty. Knowing that Kusanagi has fallen for prime suspect Ayane, Utsumi does what her boss has done for years when stymied—she calls upon Professor Manabu Yukawa.
It’s a monumental task to continue the legacy of bestseller as successful as Devotion of Suspect X. Salvation of A Saint is a gripping read but I feel that it fails to match Devotion of Suspect X.
By admin on April 13, 2013
I watched the Psy live concert at the Seoul World Cup Staduim on YouTube earlier this evening. Psy gave a very energetic performance and I chuckled at his parody of Beyonce. The highlight of the concert was the unveiling of the music video for Psy’s latest single “Gentleman”.
"Gentleman", the long-awaited follow-up to "Gangnam Style", hit online stores Friday in a midnight rolling release across 119 nations. In a move that surprised some industry experts and frustrated a lot of fans, it was released without the music video which had been the main focus of anticipation and speculation.
Some 50,000 fans packed Seoul's World Cup stadium for the concert, which comes at a time of soaring military tensions with North Korea, and with South Korea's armed forces on heightened alert for an expected missile test. Psy and 50,000 fans gave a "shout out" to the people of North Korea at his concert.
At a press conference before the concert, the 35-year-old South Korean rapper also acknowledged the "enormous pressure" of following a global phenomenon like "Gangnam Style, but argued he had been singing too long to be called a one-hit wonder.
Describing the division of the Korean peninsula as a "tragedy", Psy said he wanted North Koreans to share in the "fun and happiness" of his music.
"Gangnam Style"and Psy's signature horse-riding dance catapulted him to global stardom last year after it was posted on YouTube, becoming the most-watched YouTube video of all time with more than 1.5 billion views since it debuted last July. It also made him the biggest star to emerge from the growing K-pop music scene and Psy's horse-riding moves sparked an international dance craze.
"Gangnam Style" was always going to be a hard act to follow, and "Gentleman" has had a mixed reception as Psy acknowledged, although he was happy with its initial chart showing.
"Many expressed disappointment, saying I made too many calculations and I should have remade some of the songs I did in the past. But this is the best song, best work and the best choice I could possibly do," he said.
"I made the song feeling enormous pressure," he added. "Gentleman" went straight into the top five of the iTunes charts in South Korea and other Asian markets like Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia, but could only manage 90th spot in the crucial US equivalent.
The song – a satire of a self-proclaimed "gentleman" trying to woo women at a party – contains more English lyrics than "Gangnam Style" in a clear nod to the singer's newfound global audience.
"Let me tell you about myself. I'm such a charmer with guts, vigour and humour," Psy sings in Korean before launching into the song's English catch-line: "I'm a mother-father gentleman."
"Gonna make you sweat. Gonna make you wet. You know who I am? Wet Psy!" he sings in English.
Already an established artist in South Korea with six albums under his belt, Psy has been building and polishing his own style of quirky, explosive music and his flamboyant stage persona since his debut in 2001.
"I've been doing this for 12 years. Would it be fair to call me a one-hit wonder just because my next song falls flat?" Psy said Saturday.
Psy, whose real name is Park Jae-sang, graduated from the Berklee College of Music in the United States and made his debut in 2001 with the album "PSY from the Psycho World".
But he ran into trouble with the authorities for "inappropriate" content in the lead song on that album, which was seen as sexually suggestive. He was also charged with possession of marijuana in 2002. Since then he has released five more albums.
Psy's brash style – at a concert last year he parodied Lady Gaga, complete with fake breasts that he set on fire – stands in stark contrast to the squeaky clean singers that dominate K-pop which is finding an increasingly large international audience.
Posted in Amazing People, From Around The World, Music | Tagged "PSY from the Psycho World", Gangnam Style, I'm a mother-father gentleman, K-pop, military tensions with North Korea, one-hit wonder, Park Jae-sang, Psy Concert Happening, Psy Is A Mother-Father Gentleman, Psy live concert at the Seoul World Cup Staduim, Psy's signature horse-riding dance, Psy’s latest single “Gentleman”, Psy’s parody of Beyonce, the most-watched YouTube video of all time, YouTube PSY's Gentleman, YouTube video Psy Concert Happening | Leave a response
By admin on April 1, 2013
My application for migration to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) has been approved. I received a confirmation email from Mr Sigueh Kua of Maple Leaf Migration Services this morning. This really comes as a great surprise as I did not harbor much hope that my application would be successful.
Canada PR & Canada Immigration for Skilled Workers is points based. You need to score 67 of 100 points from factors like age, qualification, work experience, occupation & language. I managed to score 68, just a point above the minimum points required.
I left Canada in August 1980 so it has been over 30 years since my departure. I have always been filled with so much nostalgia each time I think of Canada so this is truly a dream come true for me.
See you soon, Canada!
By admin on March 5, 2013
A 4-minute creepy but wonderfully creative spoof of Mandopop star Derrick Hoh’s dance-pop number “Forever” has gone viral online.
The spoof entitled “Dead Girl Seeks Meaningful Relationships” has been viewed about 70.000 times since it was uploaded to YouTube on February 26.
In April 2005, Derrick (何维健) auditioned for Project SuperStar, a nationwide talent competition in Singapore organised by Mediacorp, and emerged male 2nd runner-up.
Two years after his last release, Derrick returned to the Singapore pop scene not with a new Mandarin track, but an English-language single entitled ‘Forever’ . Composed by Hoh, with lyrics by local songwriter Marc Lian, the song climbed to the top of the local iTunes singles chart for five consecutive days.
The popularity of the song led to this creepy parody that echoes Derrick’s lyrics of eternal love albeit with a wicked twist to the idea of “till death do us part”. Beginning with a morbid suicide crime scene where a ghost-like lady dressed in white lies lifeless next to a river, the story soon unravels into a comical chase for eternal love where the coroner at the crime scene falls in love with the dead body while the misunderstood dead girl looks for companionship elsewhere.
The video is hilariously original but also extremely creepy. In one scene, ther head of the dead lady pops up in the middle of the tub as a man is relaxing during his bath.
Produced by Shaun Koh and veteran comedian Jonathan Lim who also plays the coroner, the video pays homage to the typical horror film scenes of bathroom ghosts, hanging legs, dark alleys and smeared make-up of a haunted being stuck on Earth with unfinished business.
Watch the grim but funny tale unfold.
Posted in From Around The World, The Odd The Weird The Wacky | Tagged Creepy spoof of Mandopop star Derrick Hoh’s dance-pop number “Forever”, Mediacorp, Project SuperStar, till death do us part, “Dead Girl Seeks Meaningful Relationships”, 何维 | Leave a response
By admin on February 19, 2013
Malaysians crave for titles. There is little doubt about that. Just look at the number of awards dished out every year, from federal titles to state titles. But this number does not meet the demand which must be in the thousands.
In Malaysia, Datuk is a Malay term for an honorific title that is bestowed upon individuals who are deemed to have served the community and the nation well and also on people who have excelled in their areas of expertise and professionalism. It is a title that many a Malaysian craves for day and night, often way before he or she is actually ‘due’ for such official recognition or conferment. Apart from the glamour and social status that the title supposedly carries, it also opens doors to business opportunities and other pecuniary benefits.
In Malaysia, Datuk can be a federal title that is conferred to recipients of the Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN) and Panglima Setia Diraja (PSD) awards. Initiated in 1965, the two awards are limited up to 200 living Malaysians each at any one time. The numerical limits apply only to Malaysian subjects and do not include foreigners who may receive the award in a supernumerary and honorary capacity and use the title locally. The wife of a federal Datuk is a Datin, while a female conferred the title in her own right is formally known as "Datin Paduka". However, the prefix "Datuk" is now more commonly used for both men and women.
The title of 'Datuk' may also be conferred by Sarawak, Sabah, Malacca and Penang that have a head of state nominated by the respective Dewan Undangan Negeri/state's Legislature. This is different from the title, "Dato'", which is awarded by individual states headed by a Sultan. Individual sultans (and their staff) determine the award of these state titles.
The apparently easy dishing out of datukships to all and sundry has raised concern. State datukships have, by and large, lost much of its prestige due to a common perception among the public that many individuals are buying their way into ‘datukship’ through agents because of the apparently high stakes attached to this title.
Sabah used to be the butt of jokes, with the Sabah State Assembly in 2001 being told of the joke going around in the peninsula that “if you throw a stone into a crowd in Sabah, not only will it hit a datuk but it will ricochet off him and hit another datuk”.
The capping of Datukships to be awarded is thus an important first step to restore public confidence in the credibility and legitimacy of state honours and titles.
In economic terms, the demand for titles far outstrips the supply, which is why status-conscious Malaysians are willing to pay a small fortune to get such titles.
Honours-hungry Malaysians have been duped into paying anywhere between RM100,000 to RM300,000 for the fake “Datu” titles purportedly conferred by the sultan of Sulu.
If the Datu title from the Sultan of Sulu is beyond your means, you may want to consider a PhD from Rochville University which will set you back by about RM2,000 only. It is a lot cheaper than doing a real PhD or a Datu title from Sultan of Sulu.
And then there are also those honorary PhD degrees. Honorary degree recipients should not refer to themselves as "doctor", nor should they use the title on business cards or in correspondence. I know of a very wealthy Chinese businessman in a neighbouring country with an honorary PhD conferred by the University of New Castle in USA. I remember meeting him one day many years ago a couple of months after he got his honorary PhD and as usual, I addressed him by his surname (Mr Surname). I immediately saw his face darkened with displeasure. I know almost everybody was addressing as Dr Surname as they wanted to curry favour with him. I checked out University of New Castle USA and it is a non-accredited university meaning that its degrees are not valid, and may not be used for academic or employment purposes, or acknowledged as a credential in any public forum or publication, including on a website or in communication related to professional practice or participation in professional organizations.
When I see someone using a fake degree or award, the first thing that comes to my mind is that you cannot get any lower than this. The yearning for recognition and the vanity of such yearning is stunning. This really tells you something about the character of this person.
Maslow's hierarchy of needs probably explains why Malaysians crave for titles. Once your physiological, safety and love/belonging needs have been met, you begin craving for your esteem and self-actualisation needs. Getting a title attached to your name probably goes a long way towards meeting your esteem needs.
By the way, I came across an interesting article written by Fahri Azzat entitled Belakang Punya Dato' about the awarding of titles in Malaysia. Go to this link to read the article: Belakang Punya Dato'.
Posted in Malaysia, Uncategorized | Tagged awarding of titles in Malaysia, Belakang Punya Dato', craving for titles, Datin, Datin Paduka, Dato, Datu titles purportedly conferred by the sultan of Sulu, Datuk, datukships, esteem needs, Fahri Azzat, fake degree or award, honorary PhD degrees, honorific title, Malacca, Malaysians’ Obsession With Titles, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, non-accredited university, Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN), Panglima Setia Diraja (PSD), Penang, Rochville University, Sabah, Sarawak, state datukships, Sultan, University of New Castle in USA, yearning for recognition | Leave a response
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