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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The Boy That Never Was By Kate Perry

The Boy That Never Was By Karen Perry

The Boy That Never Was by Kate Perry is a tale of love, grief, loss and deceits . Karen Perry is the pseudonym for Paul Perry and Karen Gillece. This is not an easy read because the emotion of losing a child is so believably written. This is not a thriller so if you are into thrillers only, this book ...

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Welcome To The World Of Alibaba

Alibaba's World by Porter Erisman

I finished reading Porter Erisman’s “Alibaba’s World” in a day which is sort of a personal record as I have never finished a business yarn in so short a time. Most business books can get boring after a while but for me, Alibaba’s World is an absolute delight and it has me so engrossed that the 236 pages quickly came ...

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The Widow By Fiona Barton

The Widow by Fiona Barton

The Widow is lauded as the epitome of a tense read. Accolades such as “the big thriller of the year”, “the most buzzed about book of 2016”, “this year’s The Girl On The Train”, and “a book you’ll drop everything to whip through” have been heaped on this debut novel by Fiona Barton. Does the book deserve the accolades? It ...

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Blue Tears


The grand shooting ceremony of online movie “Blue Tears” was held this morning at Marriott Resort & Spa’s poolside. Blue Tears is a Malaysia-China joint production by Global China Film (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and The Global Business Club (China). It is a love story with the main actor from China and the main actress from Miri. The online movie is ...

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Woman Of The Dead By Bernhard Aichner

Woman Of The Dead By Bernhard Aichner

“One of the most arresting thrillers I’ve read in years. A hypnotic thriller! Aichner plumbs the darkest depths of the human psyche in this compelling tale of a female undertaker. As a mother, Blum is touching and relatable, but as a vengeful wife determined to hunt down her husband’s killers… be afraid. Be very, very afraid.” (Lisa Gardner, #1 New ...

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The Beauty Of Curtin University Campus

Curtin Sarawak

I have not been to Curtin University in Miri for quite a long while. I used to send my younger son there when he was doing his Bachelor of Commerce.  Yesterday afternoon, I sent my son there again to sit for his oral IELTS exams. On the way to Curtin, there are lakes on both sides of the road as ...

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Malice By Keigo Higashino

Keigo Higashino’s “Malice”

Why did it have to end so soon? That was my lament after I finished the last page of Keigo Higashino’s “Malice” last night. It is an evocative page-turner that I can hardly put down once I started reading it and is definitely one of the most captivating books I have read this year. This is the fifth Keigo Higashino’s ...

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Speech-To-Text On WhatsApp Can Be Hilarious!

Look for this icon on your smartphone keyboard

I wasn’t aware that there is a speech-to-text function on WhatsApp until my sister informed us about it in our family WhatsApp chat last night. Since then I have given it a try and as long as I pronounce the words correctly, the function really works! Instead of typing or using the audio option, I can use the speech-to-text function ...

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A Midsummer’s Equation By Keigo Higashino

A Midsummer’s Equation by Keigo Higashino

Ever since I read his novel “The Devotion Of Suspect X” about four and a half years ago, Keigo Higashino has become one of my top favourite authors. I just love his master storytelling and the many unexpected twists as his plot unfolds. Keigo’s  writing is always very entertaining and well worth reading. It is little wonder that he has ...

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