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A friend shared this post and I found the drawn picture so profound. When we were young and defenseless, our mother took care of us. As she grow older, it is our turn to take care of her. She never complained when we give her endless problems and sometimes heartaches. Her instinct is to always [...]

in Tis Thing Called Life

In the February issue of the Female magazine (Malaysian edition), there is a snippnet of 12 Money habits you should not be ashamed of.  I’ve plucked some that I find resonates with me and added my own 2 cents: 1. Not eating your money’s worth at a buffet; it costs more to pay for slimming [...]

in Finance or Money

‘We can observe many events in our daily lives that can serve as good wake up calls for us- to stop our obsession with money and material gain ….and reflect deeper on what’s important. Last week, when I read in the Strait Times that Bee Gees Robin Gibb is battling with liver cancer, the phrase [...]

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The story below deplicts the true reality of the consequence of how a kid can be spoilt when he/she is stuck in between the parents’ divorce or constant arguement. Sometimes, couples don’t think twice about using their kids as messengers- to pass message to oneto the  another. And in order to win favors from the kid [...]

in Drama

From the day we are born, our mom selflessly care and love us without condition. They have our best interests in their hearts- even though they may not able to express it well. This is especially if they’ve came from harsh background and grown up deprived of love. Older generations, especially Asians are very reserved when [...]

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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 [...]

in Tis Thing Called Life, X Files

“You’ll never amount to anything” ~ Einstein’s Greek teacher The next time someone curses at you, don’t be upset or angry. Don’t even bother wasting your energy by punching the fella. The thing about curses, looking down  and condemning others is: if the person is right about us, well, we need to change. If we [...]

in Life, Tis Thing Called Life, ZH

Last weekend,  I witness a pitiful sight of a homeless middle age man sleeping along the streets. With his worn slippers as his pillow, this man slept, oblivious to the people walking past him. But you may notice that the position of his head is too near the corner of the shop- and his skinny, [...]

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The Star Metro featured an article on the life of the homeless in Kuala Lumpur on 19 July 2010. When nightfall comes, the homeless will take their place at the streets, bus stands and walkways of Kuala Lumpur. Some are existing or former drug addicts who were either chased out by their families or too [...]

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Many seniors are at loss of what to do with their lives after retirement. Especially loyal folks of the workforce that stuck with the same organization through thick and thin for many years (like both of my parents). Work and family are usually their only priorities in life. So when it comes to retirement and [...]

in Career-Retirement, Creativity, Tis Thing Called Life