Ramblings

Filial Piety – Your Children Are Watching You!

Your kids are watching you.

Children are very impressionable. Their brains are like sponges, soaking up what they see and hear. Their minds retain bad experiences and imitate what they see, hear and observe to be true. Someday, your children will be walking in your shoes. Not just literally, but figuratively, in their role as an adult. As parents, there are few aspects of our ...

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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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Please Let Go Of Me

Please let go of me

Into my life you came two months ago And has adamantly refused to let me go What did I do wrong? You look so forlorn.   In sleep I seek comfort I admit I am at fault Taking your existence too lightly And over-stressing you nightly.   Is this your way of getting even? When will I be forgiven? Can’t ...

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Jobbie

Debbie & Joseph

Peanut butter. Yes, this post is about peanut butter. To be precise, it is about Jobbie peanut butter. I was at home this afternoon when Ninja Van delivered a packet addressed to my son. It was later in the evening that my son told us the packet contained six bottles of Jobbie Chunky Peanut Butter (380 grams). My wife and ...

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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

Welcome to the world of cryptocurrencies

It has been almost one month since I published my last blog article. It is not that I have become lazy to write. I have been pretty occupied with a few ventures that have taken quite a lot of my time. I don’t even have time to indulge in reading novels, my favourite pastime. I came to the realization that ...

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The Finger Lift

Finger Lift

I was on Facebook when I saw a video featuring the Finger Lift trick. It brought back memories of that night in 1976 when I was in Upper Six D class at Kolej Tun Datuk Tuanku Haji Bujang. I came across the trick in a non-fiction book that I was reading at that time. After sharing the trick with my ...

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Staying Off A Mosquito’s Menu

The Tiger Balm repellent that works well for me

In my photography outings, nothing pisses me off more than mosquitoes and sand flies. Mosquito bites cause some small swellings and itching but these go way after a short while. But the little sand flies are real terrors. I often don’t realise they have stung me until several hours later when I start experiencing some slight itch. But the next ...

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Goodbye 2016!

Taken at the wedding of Carissa T'en and Jia Lim

Today is the last day of 2016. As I look back at the year, I am filled with mixed feeling. Someone said that every year, like wine, has its own flavour. I cannot agree more. At times, 2016 was sweet like a Vin Santo Rosso but at other times, it was overwhelming like a Cabernet Sauvignon. The election of Trump ...

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Watching Movies In The Old Days

Brigitte Lin Chin Hsia and Chin Han in Outside the Window (窗外)

Masuk bilek, tutup pintu, tutup lampu, buka kain, main main. If you can answer the above riddle easily, it means you are most likely in your 50s or 60s now. Yes, I am talking about watching movies at the cinemas. What were you thinking about? Growing up in Binatang, I often tagged along with my parents or my friends to ...

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