Korea House Restaurant Miri

Korea Restaurant

We were driving past Pullman Hotel intending to go to Seventy2 Restaurant for dinner just now when we saw Korea Restaurant has already commenced business. We decided to have our dinner there instead. Korea Restaurant is located in the corner shop just next to Santino’s Pizza near Pullman Hotel. It is a spacious restaurant spread over the ground floor and ...

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Rent a Box Business Concept

Candy Box Miri at Imperial Mall Miri

“Rent a Box” or “Rent a Shelf” is a business concept that seems to have taken a strong foothold in the retail scene in Miri. But with more and more such outlets mushrooming in shopping malls in the city, I think competition is getting tough and shop owners need to be more creative to try to attract customers. The business ...

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Sabahan Beauty Phantegerow Louiselle Leo Estrop

Phantegerow Louiselle Leo Estrop

Phantegerow Louiselle Leo Estrop. What a mouthful! That is the name of the young Sabahan girl who became an online sensation in August last year due to her uncanny resemblance to Selena Gomez. Since then, her popularity has soared to staggering heights and she has received many offers to model for fashion and beauty products. The 18-year old Kadazan Dusun-Dutch ...

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Old Wives’ Tales

Old wives' tales

We have heard a lot of old wives’ tales Those quirky beliefs old folks like to tell Most are nothing more than mere superstitions Yet many are enthralled by such notions.   Clipping fingernails or toenails at night brings bad luck The logical reason is that it may leave you with a cut Snapping a photo of a sleeping person ...

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The Language of Dying

The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough

I have just finished reading The Language of Dying by Sarah Pinborough. Even though it is a novella that is only 144 pages long, it took quite a while for me to finish it. I need to put the book aside from time to time to ponder on the harshness of life and human frailty. Here’s how the book opens: ...

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Goodbye Taxi, Hello Uber!


I heard read great reviews about Uber posted on  Facebook by my eldest brother Chin Tian and my secondary school teacher Jay She.  I told myself that I must try out the ride-sharing app as soon as I have the chance. The opportunity came two days ago when I had to fly to Kuching for Ching Ming. I was taking ...

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Lady Luck Smiled On Me Today

Close-up of some of the coins

I just got back to my brother’s house after visiting my father’s grave for Ching Ming. I can hardly contain my excitement at my amazing find earlier this morning. I flew from Miri to Kuching last night and was up early this morning. With my Canon camera in hand, I  took a stroll in my brother’s garden to see if ...

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Investing in KLSE Stocks

Bursa Malaysia

In KLSE stocks we invest Always hoping for the best It isn’t for the faint-hearted For the wild swings can cause a heart attack.   When the bulls are in control Just go with the flow But when the market is rampaged by bears It’s time for tears and fears.   When stocks rally Everyone is happy When stocks slump ...

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