Category: Reflections

December 19, 2013

Entering Day #3

Today (December 19th, 2013) is my third day. What is happening? After so much dragging of my feet, distractions and – above all – demotivation, I acted. What am I acting on? First, my dreams and goals. Until three days ago, I was floating aimlessly. Following the flow. I recently resigned from a retail pharmacy store after being on the operations team for almost two […]

December 18, 2013

An Advent in a New Season

While I was with St. Columba’s Parish, Miri, Advent was the season people got excited over. Did you know that entering Advent means entering a new Liturgical/Church Calendar? After Advent comes Christmas – both day and season. But Advent or no Advent, life goes on for us. Some times in Advent we see people who lost their loved ones. Naturally, the family would make the […]

December 2, 2013

An Exhausting but Rewarding Journey

It is hard to believe that after one stock take, numerous “No Plastic Saturdays” and nearly a thousand cartons of stock, I am still a SALES ASSISTANT CUM CASHIER at a healthcare & lifestyle retail pharmacy! After almost two months and over 170 gifts later, I am finding myself still enjoying the retail line. Learning Steadily When I joined the retail pharmacy, it was towards […]

October 5, 2013

Need to Learn to Sell

Competent white paper copywriters posses certain competencies in the art and science of white paper writing. Skills are the same: whether you are writing in-house or are an outsourced contractor/freelancer. Writing the white paper itself is merely a fraction of the whole process. And competent white paper copywriters know and understand that process. How did I began? After going through the materials over and over […]

September 21, 2013

Five British Universities with an Online Undergraduate Programme

Together we Achieve Sarawak Gemilang 2030 Brian Tracy, in many of his recordings, begin by saying “we are living in the most exciting time in human history for innovation and success”. More so in Malaysia where we are racing to becoming a high income nation by the year 2020. In Sarawak, we aim to be the richest state in Malaysia by 2030. Sarawak Gemilang 2030 […]

September 21, 2013

Beruk Putih dan Masyarakat Sarawak: Hope for a Renaissance

The Federation of Malaya has a lot to thank the Brooke Rulers. In their hundred years of personal rule – meaning no funding from the British Government or its colonial office or a body corporate with a large resource and influence – the united the peoples of Sarawak. They carved up the largest region forming Malaysia. On top of that, they changed – little by […]

September 21, 2013

Revolusi dan Perjuangan

Dalam setiap pemberontakan yang tercatat dalam buku teks Sejarah, tidak satu yang memperjuangkan "kemerdekaan" melainkan perjuangan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Cuba buka balik: hampir semuanya tidak berpuas hati dengan "kaedah kutipan cukai". Yang pelik lagi ajaib, bukannya orang-orang biasa yang memberontak, tetapi pembesar-pembesar yang mengutip cukai! Kalau tidak salah, konsep feudalisme lah nama yang sesuai. Mereka ingin mengekalkan hak pembesar mengutip cukai, dan menyerahkan hanya sebahagian […]

September 20, 2013

Bagiku Pemahamanku, dan kepadamu Pemahamanmu

Aku paling pelik la ngan sestengah manusia. Mula-mula dia kata "kamu tak tahu sejarah". Bila dah dihuraikan sejarahnya, dia kata "tak faham". Kemudian, bila dikembangkan, lantas dia berkata "atas kertas memang cantik, adakah ianya yang dilaksanakan". Takkan aku menuduh seseorang "buta sejarah". Kenapa? Sebab tiada di Malaysia yang mengetahui semua sejarahnya. Battle of Beting Maro berapa orang tahu? Tak payah rakyat di Tanah Melayu atau […]

September 19, 2013

Good Guys and Bad Guys in History?

History is not one-sided. There is no "good guy vs bad guy". History is a chain of events. Let’s not glorify one over another. In the end, all we are are humankind limited by our faculties and knowledge at the time.

September 17, 2013

Swimming–A Release from Reality

SWIMMING is such a big deal for me: It takes me back to when I was growing up with my Mom. She took us for swims at the pool and the beach. Seeing families there reminds me of the good times. My Mom sent me to swimming lessons. My sinus had to kick in and she stopped it. What I remember from those lessons, I […]