Inspiration

Fallen Leaves

Fallen leaves

Forlornly they lie beneath the trees Fallen leaves that have broken free Freedom that is so deceiving For death is beckoning.   Shattered dreams are like dead leaves Treasures that have been stolen by marauding thieves When hopelessness rears its ugly head You may wish you are dead.   Like new leaves that slowly emerge A strong will is difficult ...

Read More »

Follow Your Passion And Cultivate It!

One of Aires' artwork on the wall of Permaisuri Imperial City Mall

Have you noticed the lovely mural artworks in Permaisuri Imperial City Mall in Miri? I have been wondering who did the artworks but I got the answer in the January 2 2017 issue of the Borneo Post when the paper’s reporter Cindy Lai did an article about Aries Kong. Yes, Aries was the one commissioned to do the artworks. 25-year-old ...

Read More »

Slow Down And Smell The Roses

A stunning beauty

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. – Luther Burbank We live in a world filled with busyness. It is easy to be so caught up with our busyness that we pay little attention or take the time to appreciate just how precious life is. In striving towards some ...

Read More »

The Traffic Lights In Our Lives

Marina ParkCity

I am sure Mirians who drive along the roads in Marina Parkcity area must have noticed the number of traffic lights in the area. On some days when I am driving through this area, I get red light whenever I approach a traffic light. It can be a bit frustrating having to stop so often but I need to obey ...

Read More »

You Can Make A Difference!

Ha Van Minh's 2015 Progress Report

It was in 2006 that I first participated in World Vision Child Sponsorship Programme. I was working in Brunei at that time and I came to know that my boss’ school going daughter Rachel was sponsoring some kids through World Vision.  I took up the challenge and the first child I sponsored was a Thai boy by the name of ...

Read More »

RIP, Soo Ewe Jin!

Sunday Starters by Soo Ewe Jin

I read in the Star today about the passing on of Soo Ewe Jin, Star’s executive director. A few months ago, I bought his book “Sunday Starters”, a compilation of articles he wrote in his weekly column Sunday Starters. I enjoy reading the book and his articles strike a chord with me as he focused on ordinary people and day-to-day ...

Read More »

PYKP – Pen Youcharkway Kompia Pen

Youcharkuenh pen

I have a pen, I have a kompia Uh! Kompia-Pen! I have a pen, I have youcharkway Uh! Youcharkway-Pen! Kompia-Pen, Youcharkway-Pen Uh! Pen-Youcharkway-Kompia-Pen Pen-Youcharkway-Kompia-Pen I should get one of my Foochow friends to record this in Foochow. That would be fun!  

Read More »

Goh Liu Ying

Goh Liu Ying

Gentle she may look On the courts she is vicious Her small size belies her strength and skills.   Laughing all the way to the bank after the Rio Olympics Igniting social media with her impeccable beauty Under her charm Malaysians fall.   Young and a stunning part-time model Idol of the nation Never has a Malaysian female badminton player ...

Read More »