China Rich Girlfriend By Kevin Kwan

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan

I have just finished reading China Rich Girlfriend, the 2015 sequel to Kevin Kwan’s highly successful 2013 Crazy Rich Asians. I was so engrossed by the crazy parade through the lives of Asia’s richest elite that I was able to finish the 479-page novel within one day. Crazy Rich Asians introduced readers to the world of old Asian money and ...

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The Trader Of Saigon By Lucy Cruickshanks

The Trader of Saigon by Lucy Cruickshanks

I finished reading The Trader of Saigon by Lucy Cruickshanks today and  I have to admit that I find it quite a gripping novel despite initial misgivings. It is a dark tale dealing with human trafficking, corruption and poverty in post-war Vietnam where three seemingly unconnected lives are brought together in greed, fear and hope. As a US Army deserter, ...

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The Girl On The Train By Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train, the debut novel by British author Paula Hawkins, has sold in excess of 10 million copies worldwide. It is a 409-page psychological thriller novel that is so engrossing that I managed to finish it in one day. The narrative is skilfully split between three women whose lives interlink tragically: Rachel, Megan and Anna. Hawkins has ...

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Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino

Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino

I finished reading Journey Under the Midnight Sun by Keigo Higashino yesterday. When I started reading it on Tuesday night, I was immediately gripped by the story. Though it is 539 pages long, I was able to finish reading it within 2 days. I first came to know about Keigo Higashino when I bought his novel ‘The Devotion Of Suspect ...

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage

Colorles Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years Of Pilgrimage

I have come across Haruki Murakami’s books in bookshops in the past but I have never bought any of his books though he is an award-winning, internationally best-selling author. A few days ago, I went to Popular Bookstore in Kuching with my eldest brother and finally decided to try out Haruki Murakami by buying his bestselling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and ...

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Basic Etiquette On A Plane

Flying etiquette

As AirAsia Flight AK6181 from Miri to Kuching prepared for landing at Kuching International Airport yesterday, the usual reminder about use of hand phones only after the safety belt sign had been switched off was made by one of the cabin crew. I was sitting in a middle seat towards the back portion of the plane and as soon as ...

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Malaysian Rubber Time

Rubber Time

Malaysian time is very elastic, A laid-back attitude makes life less hectic, Tardiness is not seen as a moral crime, Punctuality does not mean you have to arrive in time.   Tardiness is an accepted practice, Even in the corporate office, Time is perceived as a gentle stream, Flowing leisurely like in a dream.   Malaysians are generally not lazy, ...

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Durian

Durian

I taste, Durians, so rich, Its sweet flesh I devour, A small worm wriggling in the pulp, Too late.  

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