Monthly Archives: September 2012

Need A Dose Of Fresh Air? Try Chen Guangbiao Good Man

"Chen Guangbiao Good Man" canned fresh air

It’s the real thing. No, I am not talking about Coca-Cola. Welcome to the fresh side of life : Chen Guangbiao Good Man. China has a huge air pollution problem, but while authorities seem to be lackadaisical about tackling it, billionaire Chen Guanbiao, aka “Brother Biao”, is trying to heighten public awareness in a very original way. Billionaire Chen Guangbiso, ...

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Malaysian Singer Shila Amzah Wins Asian Wave 2012 With Her Rendition Of “征服”

Shila Amzah

Against all odds, Malaysian Singer Shila Amzah has won the Asian Wave 2012 (声动亚洲 2012) with her rendition of  “征服” last night in Shanghai, beating singers from many Asian countries including Japan, Korea, China and Thailand. Listen to Shila’s rendition of  “征服”: 30 singers competed in the early phrase of the competition, with only 12 participants making it to the ...

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ROFL, I<3 U & Keeping Up With The Internet Lingo

Internet slang

We live in an age where the internet has become such an integral part of our lives that it has given rise to a new culture – the internet culture.  Teens take the lead in embracing the new internet culture. Their generation straddles the century change, hence they are often called the Millennial Kids. They are bombarded by stimuli such ...

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Brazilian Longans Or Whatever

The kilo of Brazilian longans that I bought

I have heard about longans the size of ping pong balls but it was only yesterday that I finally came across them in a shop near Tasty Point in Miri. The longans were touted to be Brazilian longans and were selling for RM12 a kilogram. I could not resist buying a kilo to try them out. Because of their big ...

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Is Grass Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence?

Grass is greener on the other side of the fence

Grass looks greener on the other side of the fence because it’s the grass that we don’t have. When we believe the myth that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, we are setting ourselves up for disappointments and unhappiness.  Envy sets in when we believe that other people have the good stuff.  Overcome by ...

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Salak Fruit Aka Snake Fruit

The bunch of salak fruits that I bought

I brought my mum to the tamu at E-Mart in Miri as she has never been there. We saw a lot of salak and decided to buy some to try. The fruit, with its reddish-brown scaly skin, looks disgusting at sight as the fruit peel resembles scales of a snake. Known also as snake fruit, the ugly fruit is such ...

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Things From The Bygone Sixties And Seventies

Plaza Seria

During the sixties and early seventies, I was a kid living in Binatang. Life then seemed to move at a snail’s pace, compared to life now. There was definitely much less stress then. Traffic jam was totally unheard of in Binatang as there were so few cars.  If a modern day teenager who grew up with the internet, smartphones, iPad, ...

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