RIP, Omar Sharif!

Omar Sharif in Lawrence of Arabia

It is sad to hear the news that Omar Sharif has died aged 83 from a heart attack yesterday afternoon in a hospital in Cairo. It was announced in May that he had Alzheimer’s disease. I was in lower secondary at Kai Chung Middle School in Binatang when I watched Lawrence of Arabia at the Eastern Theatre and that was ...

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Who Is The Boss?

The asshole is the boss!

I was looking through the photos that I took at Taman Selera today when the one showing the dog really tickled my fancy and made me recall the old joke about who is the boss. So here it is….bear with me if you have read it. For those who have not read it before, I hope it will have you ...

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Angry Seas At Taman Selera Beach

Angry seas at Taman Selera Beach

Standing on the beach at Taman Selera at about 5pm today, I could see the sea rising up and down before crashing on the beach. As the waves approached the beach, they looked so angry and fearless. It immediately made me think of angry seas. Of course, compared to the really angry seas, the sea at Taman Selera today was ...

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Welcome to Sawdust Beach Lutong

This is what I see what I look right.

On the way home after sending my son to work, I decided to use the Piasau Camp way with the intention of stopping at Lutong Beach to take photos. I drive pass this beach quite often but have not actually stopped to take a walk there for the last twenty years or so. Imagine my shock at the sight that ...

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Welcome to Hawaii…..Ooops! I Mean Hawaii Beach!


Hawaii. The mere mention of its name conjures up images of soft, golden sand, swaying coconut trees and flower-bedecked grass hula dancers. You are gripped by the spirit of aloha. The fresh, floral air and the warm waters refresh you. The ineffable beauty rejuvenates you. Hawaii has become synonymous with paradise. However, Hawaii is just a dream for most of ...

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Meet Me At Meet D’Brown

Meet D' Brown

The times they are a-changin. Dylan wrote the song as a deliberate attempt to create an anthem of change for the time. The times they are a-changin too in Miri. Milk tea outlets, ais kacang outlets and western cafes have been springing up in Miri over the past few months. It is good news for Mirians looking for new places ...

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A Visit To The Kuala Baram Wetlands

Beautiful, isn't it?

I finally made a visit to Kuala Baram Wetlands at about 11am this morning with my wife after much procrastination. I have read about the wetlands being a bird-watching sanctuary as it is a haven for winter migrating birds. From Senadin, we drove to the Asean Bridge. After passing the Asean Bridge, we took the left exit at the roundabout, ...

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I Luv “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin

I would rank “Stairway To Heaven” by English rock band Led Zepellin as my No.1 favorite rock song. It was released in late 1971 when I was in Form 2 at Kai Chung Middle School in Binatang but I was not a fan of rock music at that time. The song became my favourite when I was in Canada as ...

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Old Taste Ice Kacang & Rojak Warisan

Old Taste Ice Kacang & Rojak Warisan

Ais kacang stalls are springing up all over Miri. I suspect the hot weather has something to do with it. And of course a lot of people are jumping on the bandwagon when they see some ais kacang stalls doing a roaring business. It is a cash business that requires small startup capital. Ais kacang or ice kacang, popularly known ...

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Jurassic World

Scenes from Jurassic World

It was about a year ago that I last watched a movie in the cinema and that was at GSC. Though it opened for business last year, I have not patronized TGV Cinemas at the Permaisuri Imperial City Mall until today when I went to watch Jurassic World. Grossing $204.6 million dollars during opening weekend, Jurassic World became the 2nd ...

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