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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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!  

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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 ...

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A Dose Of Inspiration

Miracles From Heaven

A lot of us succumb to doubts about our faith as we cope with trials and tribulations that come our way. We ask all the existential questions when we are in the midst of a faith-testing trauma. I will be the first to admit that I am guilty of that. And the gloom that seems to be enveloping Malaysia lately ...

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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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