Tag Archives: Kuching

Follow Your Passion And Cultivate It!

One of Aires' artwork on the wall of Permaisuri Imperial City Mall

Have you noticed the lovely mural artworks in Permaisuri Imperial City Mall in Miri? I have been wondering who did the artworks but I got the answer in the January 2 2017 issue of the Borneo Post when the paper’s reporter Cindy Lai did an article about Aries Kong. Yes, Aries was the one commissioned to do the artworks. 25-year-old ...

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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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A Small-Town Boy’s Memories Of Binatang

A very old photo of Binatang

I was born in a very small town but for the past 35 years, I have called Miri my home. The small-town boy in me never truly goes away. Time and again, I am caught up in nostalgia whenever I recall my childhood days in Binatang (now known as Bintangor). The recent sale of my dad’s shophouse in Bintangor has ...

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Basic Etiquette On A Plane

Flying etiquette

As AirAsia Flight AK6181 from Miri to Kuching prepared for landing at Kuching International Airport yesterday, the usual reminder about use of hand phones only after the safety belt sign had been switched off was made by one of the cabin crew. I was sitting in a middle seat towards the back portion of the plane and as soon as ...

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A Bird And Its Toy!


Birds are very inquisitive by nature, and they tend to explore everything with their beaks. For many birds, paper is a fun item with which to play. In Kuching this morning, I witnessed a bird playing with a strip of paper. My eldest brother Chin Tian, my third brother Ching Sien and I were on our way back to my ...

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Mom’s 80th Birthday

Mom is such a special word To me mom is the greatest person in the world She brought me into this world And refused to let me go When dad wanted to give me away Because of mom, I am still a Lim I almost drowned when I was a little kid Because of mom, I am still here today ...

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Weekend in Kuching – Food & Reunions

Bernard and Delilah

I just got back to Miri this afternoon after spending the last two days in Kuching, savouring Kuching’s good food and meeting up with a few old friends whom I have not seen for decades. My eldest brother Tian and I flew to Kuching on Friday afternoon by Air Asia and we put up at the house of my second ...

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Remembering My Childhood in Binatang

Binatang oranges

Childhood is a wonderful time. It is often one of the happiest periods in the life of any person. As I look back at my childhood in Binatang (now known as Bintangor), I am overwhelmed by nostalgia and fond reminiscence of those almost care-free days. And I feel myself being transported back in time to the 1960s and early 1970s. ...

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