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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Littering Is Not Cool

Littering

Littering is not cool, Unless you are a fool, Litter is unsightly and embarrassing, Seeing litter everywhere is so depressing.   Litter litter everywhere, Dropped by people who don’t care, Astounding is their lack of civic mindedness, Exacerbated by their thoughtlessness.   Litterbugs are not bothered by where their rubbish go, They think their rubbish will be gone when the ...

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Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

I have just finished reading Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians and despite my initial misgivings, I found myself dazzled by the novel steeped in love and dripping with money. Think Dynasty on steroids and much more decadent. You will laugh at the idiosyncrasies of the crazy rich. It is like Jane Austen going to Singapore and writing about her experience ...

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Paint Your Masterpiece

Blank canvas

The sky is a canvas, Its possibilities are vast, It offers clouds nonetheless, Unless it is cloudless.   Clouds shift and drift and beg interpretation, The sun adds colour into the equation, Quivering lightning and roaring thunder, Creating masterpieces with evanescent splendour.   Your future is a blank canvas, Never look back for the past is past, Work on creating ...

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