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Getting Cheated by Shamans and Con Artists

by Yin on December 2, 2014

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Years ago, when I first went to Penang to pursue my studies, I remember a story of a fellow student who went to Komtar to withdraw money. She was approached by a woman who was asking for direction and as she reply that woman, the women blew something into her eyes. The next thing she [...]

Starting from now or even last week, the Chinese have started visiting cemetries to honor the department- buy burning paper items, hell money and serving the department with food. First, there would be a gotong royong, followed by the entire family having a picnic on the grave area. Now, for convenience, families sometimes buy fast [...]

Today, I am saddened to hear the news of the Japanese earthquake- as the after effect of a tsunami. The news was reported in Aljazerra. Here are some snapshots taken from the news:

The Final Destination?

by Yin on October 30, 2010

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My little contribution for Hallowen- is there any similarities between The Final Destination and freak   accidents? Let’s imagine this situation … Supposedly someone had done something very bad to you, like took the life that you value. Everyday, the hatred just burns in you as you watch that person enjoying his life. He shouldn’t. He [...]

It is very sad that a recently, a published report of how a tiger was cruelly killed in the forest reserve in Malaysia. A snare was laid out in the forest on 25 January. On 2 Feb, a tiger’s left forelimb was caught in the snare. Then on 3rd February, the group of orang asli [...]

Nowadays, stories of old ladies who were cheated out of their life savings appeared in the local newspapers quite often. Two Sundays ago, The Star ran a detailed article on stories of these people who got cheated which is a good read- The Bomoh Strikes Again and again, and again. There are many things we [...]