Monthly Archives: January 2012

Goodbye, My Friend And Rest In Peace!

Bing An during his secondary school days

The death of a close friend is a bitter sweet experience. The loss is bitter. Sadness also is sweet because of memories of shared joys and of sticking together in tough times. It is only because our connections with our friends are meaningful that sadness envelops loss. We make attachments and experience sadness when a friend dies. It is part ...

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Year Of The Dragon 2012 – Long Nian Da Ji

Year of the Dragon 2012 - Long Nian Da Ji

The Year of the Dragon will begin on January 23, about 74 hours from now. The Dragon is the fifth sign of the Chinese Zodiac, which consists of 12 Animal signs.  The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend and is the ultimate auspicious symbol signifying success and happiness. Chinese New Year is the longest and the most important ...

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Rack City Grandma YouTube Hit

A video featuring a teen nicknamed Frank Twitchy and her grandma in a webcam tribute to explicit rap Rack City has gone viral, garnering almost 5 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded on YouTube on the 3rd of January 2012. In the clip, the teen gestures with gang signs and wiggles along to rapper Tyga’s profanity-laden lyrics, seemingly ...

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A Tribute To My Ex-Colleague Sophia Tan

Sophia Tan (on the right) and Marissa Cuba at Bintang Megamall eralier this year during their annual dinner held in Miri

I was saddened beyond words when Marissa Cuba, my ex-colleague in Brunei, sent me a SMS informing me that my ex-colleague Sophia Tan’s condition seems to have taken a turn for the worse. I thought she was recovering well as she has so much strength and faith. Her cancer has gone into remissions a few times only to relapse after ...

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Goodbye 2011 Hello 2012

Goodbye 2011 and hello 2012

Well folks, 2012 is here. As we usher in 2012 and bid farewell to 2011, we can look back at 2011 and marvel at what a year it has been. 2011 was jam packed: the tsunami and nuclear leak after the shattering earthquake in Japan, turmoil in Western Asia & Northern Africa, the debt crises in Europe and US, China ...

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