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Getting Cheated by Shamans and Con Artists

by Yin on December 2, 2014

in X Files

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 [...]

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