RIP Vasanthapiriya Muniandy!


Like a blossoming flower That was the way you were Sensitive timid and shy Much too young to die.   Falsely accused of stealing your teacher’s handphone That was when everything went wrong Your hurt was so deep Your mind just flipped.   You were so vulnerable to the false allegation Your dignity and rights subjected to serious violation Your ...

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RIP Young Man!

Drug addiction

RIP Young Man Another young life snubbed out Years of struggles came to nought Seeking escape from reality Only to meet with futility. The mountain was too tough to climb Drugs took him to hell, disguised as something sublime Like a prisoner in a prisoner cell Like a ship unable to set sail. Drugs destroyed his body Cutting short his ...

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You’ll Be Greatly Missed, Tok Nan!

Tan Sri Adenan Satem

“It does not matter how long you live, but how well you do it.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Sarawakians from all walks of life and from both sides of the political divide are grieving the passing on of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem. It is rare to see such an outpouring of sorrow over the passing on ...

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RIP, Ah Kuok!

RIP, Ah Kuok!

Today is the start of a brand new year. It is supposed to be a time of joy and anticipation as we begin the year with a clean slate. But nothing could be further from the truth for the family of Chieng Yew Kuok, my brother-in-law and husband of my wife’s younger sister Angela. His family is finding it so ...

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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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RIP, Optimus!

I read about the suicide of a man by the name of Kueh Shu Tsung in the Star on November 10. The man from Perak left a suicide note asking for help to take care of his 70 dogs. It was later that I found out in that Kueh was the person behind the i3investor ID optimus.  I had ...

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Ode To My Mum

Mum during her teen days

I lost my Mum to lung cancer on August 30, 2016 and that has made me realise how transient life is. She was still in reasonably good shape albeit feeling tired and a bit breathless when I went to Kuching on August 14. I never expected her to leave us so soon. She was first diagnosed with terminal lung cancer ...

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She May Have Died But ‘She’ Lives On

These photos have touched millions around the world.

This is so sad and yet so uplifting at the same time. The photos of a father and mother kissing their dying little girl goodbye has touched millions around the world. Just in case you are wondering why all the medic people in the photo are bowing, the reason is because  two small children  are able to live thanks to ...

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Don’t Forget To Remember Robin Gibb

Robin Gibb

First it was Whitney Houston…..then Donna Summer…. and now Robin Gibb. Three of my favourite singers have passed away this year. “Words” can’t describe my “Emotion” at the latest “Tragedy”. “To love somebody” like Robin is easy. To all the fans of Bee Gees, “Don’t forget to remember” Robin in your prayers. Bee Gees legend Robin Hugh Gibb died aged ...

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Goodbye, My Friend And Rest In Peace!

Bing An during his secondary school days

The death of a close friend is a bitter sweet experience. The loss is bitter. Sadness also is sweet because of memories of shared joys and of sticking together in tough times. It is only because our connections with our friends are meaningful that sadness envelops loss. We make attachments and experience sadness when a friend dies. It is part ...

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