Inspiration

Irony of Life

Irony of life

They were classmates from young With characters bordering on yin and yang Tom excelled in his studies Vince fooled around with his buddies.   Tom was always careful with his money Vince was a spendthrift as his vices were many Everyone thought success in life for Tom was a no-brainer Vince had no second thoughts about cutting corners.   Tom ...

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Namewee Sings High Pitch Together With Jess Lee

Namewee

After the phenomenal success of “Stranger in The North” (漂向北方), his duet with Wang Leehom, Namewee is again going viral with “High Pitch Together” (一起飆高音), a duet with Malaysian singer Jess Lee (李佳薇). The video, uploaded to Youtube two days ago, has garnered almost 750,000 views at the time of my writing this short blog article. Stranger in the North, ...

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What Is Happiness?

Happiness is a choice

The November 2017 issue of National Geographic features the article The Search For Happiness with Costa Rica, Denmark and Singapore touted as some of the most joyful places on the planet based on the different strands of happiness: pleasure, purpose and life satisfaction. These different strands of happiness braid together in complementary ways to create lasting joy. How people view ...

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And You Think Your Job Sucks?

Down the crooked coconut tree

For a lot of people, it’s inevitable. After enough time at any job, you start to think that your job sucks. It doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve all dealt with bad bosses or back-stabbing colleagues but that doesn’t mean the cure for our ills involves quitting our job and finding another. Every job is still a job and ...

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Surround Yourself With Positive Influences

Surround Yourself With Positive People

“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through.” – Karl Marx It is a worthwhile exercise to analyse the influences that impact our life. Our station in life is ...

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Jiayou, Arabella!

Arabella Kushner

She is only six but she has captured the hearts of the world’s most populous nation. I am of course talking about Arabella Kushner, the granddaughter of President Trump. Arabella has become Trump’s greatest diplomat in China. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan welcomed their US counterparts, Donald and Melania Trump, with afternoon tea at Beijing’s Forbidden ...

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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 ...

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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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