Oh Marimo!

The RM25 Marimo moss ball bought by my sister-in-law

There is a new fad in town and its name is Marimo moss balls, also known as Cladophora ball, Lake ball, Mossimo or Moss Balls. I was at Candy Box on the first floor of Imperial Mall Old Wing when I saw these moss balls being sold at one of the boxes in the store. Each moss ball is stored ...

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Is This A Rip-Off?

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Can this be considered a form of rip-off by book publishers and authors? I notice that some authors who have a couple of bestsellers under their belts have opted to increase the prices for their subsequent books very significantly. Maybe it is the publishers who are at fault and not the authors though I suspect both parties are in cahoots. ...

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Who Owns the Largest Bitcoin Stash?

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

Who owns the most bitcoins? That question has intrigued the whole world and no one knows the answers for sure. Most Bitcoiners do not store vast quantities in a single wallet. They stash them in many wallets and all are anonymous. But the honour is widely believed to belong to bitcoin’s shadowy inventor Satoshi Nakamoto. Satoshi is estimated to have ...

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Bitcoin Pizza Day

Bitcoin Pizza Day

Do you know what is Bitcoin Pizza Day? On May 18, 2010 Laszlo Hanyecz went to a Bitcoin forum and asked the community if someone would go and buy him two pizzas in exchange for 10,000 Bitcoins. The US dollar value of 10,000 Bitcoins at that time was about US$25. Laszlo got himself a deal on May 22 and he ...

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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

Welcome to the world of cryptocurrencies

It has been almost one month since I published my last blog article. It is not that I have become lazy to write. I have been pretty occupied with a few ventures that have taken quite a lot of my time. I don’t even have time to indulge in reading novels, my favourite pastime. I came to the realization that ...

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Tusan Icecream

Our four smoothies

I have read great reviews about Tusan coconut ice cream for quite a while now but did not try it out until a few days ago when I visited the Permy branch with my wife, my son Leslie and my sister-in-law Angela Ngieng.  The four of us all opt for the coconut smoothie with ice cream. The smoothie had a ...

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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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