Category Archives: Article

When did we meet?

In mid-January 2017, I attended a week-long self-discovery, life transformation and success in life programme – the first of this kind of programme I have ever attended. One year ago, I would not have entertained the idea of joining such … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: Value of altruism

Did you know that doing good has health benefits? According to James Doty, director of the Centre for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, when we care for others and engage in activities that help, it results … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: Up, up and away! If Walls Could Talk 1st Anniversary

The average person thinks that poetry is boring, and they also think that only poets think that poetry is interesting. I think this is no longer true in the modern age. Perhaps in the past, poetry was the domain of the … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: Thursday poetry reading with A. Samad Said

If Walls Could Talk – Poetry Open Mic celebrated its first anniversary last Thursday, 9 June 2016, with a big ‘1’ shaped cake, and poetry readings by a bunch of passionate Malaysian poets, among which was our famous Malaysian Literary … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: Seen Hock Yeen Confucius Temple, Chemor

Hidden in the quiet town of Chemor, Perak is a gem of a temple. Set up by a schoolteacher, the Confucius Temple of Seen Hock Yeen is well-known for bringing luck to students who are going to sit for exams. However, it … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: Revving up the nation’s driving force

The 2nd Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Human Capital Summit was organised to bring together senior representatives from the government, business sector, academia and training providers to discuss the key issues facing human capital development in Malaysia, with the intention of … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: Quirky Hin Bus Depot

Across the road from the shiny modern Hotel NEO+ Penang, lies the unassuming and run-down Hin Bus Depot. Definitely looking like it has seen better days, one would think that it was abandoned and left to fall apart. However, on closer inspection, there … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: Kota Kinabalu (day 1)

It all started with a restaurant opening. Somebody I know is opening a restaurant in Kota Kinabalu. Why don’t I go and check it out? Then, one thought led to another. Since I’m going there, why don’t I go for some … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: Hot air balloons

There is a Hot Air Balloon Festival in Putrajaya every year, where hot air balloons from all over the world converge to mingle and show off to visitors in one central location. The event is called the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon … Continue reading

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My first writing retreat

Over 10 years ago, I began to wonder where I could find a community of writers to hang out with in Malaysia. Of course, the writers must be meeting up somewhere in Malaysia, but where? 😉 In June 2014, I went … Continue reading

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