Monthly Archives: July 2012

Foochow Proverbs And Idioms

160 Foochow Proverbs And Idioms by Angela Yong

I was born in Binatang, a small town with a predominantly Foochow population. Anyone growing up in Binatang would almost invariably be able to speak Foochow with an acceptable level of fluency. I am no exception. I am a Hokkien but I too can speak Foochow. My birth certificate and my Malaysian identity card carry Foochow names and my wife ...

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The Magic Of Reunion

The bond of friendship

“Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach Friendship is something we should treasure in our lives but often due to the increased demands of the ‘real world’, friendship often wanes and we slowly lose contact with ...

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Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy

Stieg Larrson's Millenium Trilogy

It was after reading “The Devotion of Suspect X” by Keigo Higashino that I decided to check out the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson. Having enjoyed the Japanese thriller, I was fascinated by the comparison of Keigo Higashino to Stieg Larsson. I did a Google search for Stieg Larsson and was amazed at the hype over Larsson’s Millennium trilogy comprising ...

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Bintangkian Lau Peng Yu Reunion D-Day

Breakfast with Jay She & Lily Chan

July 7 was D-Day for the Bintangkian Lau Peng Yu Reunion. Though I went to bed at almost 1.30 am, I was wide awake by about 6.30 am, after about 5 hours of sleep. As it was still early, I read “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest” for about 15 minutes before taking a quick shower. At about 7.15 ...

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Zee Avi’s Homecoming Concert In Miri

Zee Avi

Pint-sized and endlessly musical Malaysian singer-songwriter, guitarist and ukulele player Zee Avi will be performing a special homecoming concert on July 7 at the Miri Indoor Stadium courtesy of the Sarawak State Government. I am a fan of hers and I would love to attend the concert. Unfortunately I will be in Bintangor on July 7 for the Bintangkian Lau ...

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