Category: Reflections

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 […]

August 23, 2013

Can a Prime Minister’s Promise bind the Government?

Words uttered by leaders are very authoritative and persuasive. Remember when Obama began his election bid back in 2008? He said “yes, we can” and called for “change”. But can his words bind the Government of the United States of America? The Malaysian Prime Minister – head of the Federal Government – is the first among equals. It is a coveted office by many politicians. […]

August 22, 2013


How would you wish a friend on her birthday? My personal template for birthday greetings – especially on Facebook – is “Happy birthday <Name>! Many happy returns & God bless” or a variation of it. Do You Mean That, or Are You Just Saying? More often than not, I would copy, paste and edit the greetings to keep a personal touch. There are things you […]

August 15, 2013

An Aidilfitri of Discovery of Cultural Symbology and Practices

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to you! In the spirit of the festivities, I attended a number of open houses in Kuching, Sarawak. The last house I visited, IMHO, was the most thrilling. My friend brought me to visit his former colleague. Here, I learnt a lot of new knowledge pertaining to the Malay culture. It was shared so enthusiastically that all three of us who […]