Monthly Archives: July 2014


Here is a 5-line tanka for your reading pleasure. 🙂 Perseverance Focus attention On attainment of success Determination The goal is within your reach Believe that you can achieve   An original tanka by Khor Hui Min 31 July 2014 … Continue reading

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Once upon a time in Ipoh

The capital of Perak State, Ipoh, is the third largest city in Malaysia, with an estimated population of 710,000. Ipoh is known for many things, but historically, it was instrumental in the tin mining industry, which led to an economic … Continue reading

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The white beacon

Today’s poem is an inspirational piece. It was inspired by the many lotus flowers I saw on my outing today. The white lotus flowers were really beautiful.   The white beacon The first time I laid eyes on you Your … Continue reading

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The Ancient Mariner

UPDATE: The Ancient Mariner was published in the September 2014 issue of The Malaysian Naturalist, a quarterly magazine published by the Malaysian Nature Society, the oldest and largest homegrown environmental NGO in Malaysia. The magazine is sold through subscription and … Continue reading

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Moo Moo Moon

Today, I thought I’d do something lighthearted and fun for a change – a bedtime story for preschoolers. Hope you get a good laugh from it. 🙂   Moo Moo Moon   Billy was a naughty little cow. One day, … Continue reading

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Change Is the only constant In our lives Every single day Change Is inevitable As the sun rises and sets As certain as the stars Change Is Unpredictable And unavoidable Woven into the fabric of time Change Permeates the universe … Continue reading

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Nature’s path

Winding through forests Pleasant surprise at each bend We are happy guests   An original haiku by Khor Hui Min 22 July 2014

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Like the fleeting wind, or a breath of fresh air Kindness come and goes, gentle and caressing Smile on a mother’s face, stroking her babe’s hair Laughter of a young girl, with her pet, playing A thoughtful umbrella in a … Continue reading

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The giver of life Provider, nourishing plants Lighting up the world Always present, everywhere Adore your warm golden glow   An original tanka by Khor Hui Min 20 July 2014   Poetic style This poem was written in the style … Continue reading

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Cool, soft to the touch Smooth, yielding and flexible You can create much   An original haiku by Khor Hui Min 19 July 2014   Poetic style This poem is a rhyming haiku. A haiku does not actually have to … Continue reading

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