November 13, 2023

Where the Empurau fish brings us

Finally arranged for the consumption of the 2.5 kg empurau fish that was gifted to us by Robert Goh. Robert had also suggested to us a restaurant that knew how to cook this expensive and humongous fish. If you are not familiar with this fish, the Empurau fish is a very sought after and expensive fish. This fish can go for RM 1,000 or about USD 250 per kg. The bigger...

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September 15, 2023

The Knot

My baby girl got married!!! Liyana chose September 15th as her wedding date because its in between her maternal grandparents (9/14) and paternal grandparents (9/16) wedding anniversaries. We couldn’t make it to the exchange of vows and will be celebrating the marriage in a bigger way, next year, here in Malaysia. There were some hiccups before the solemnization. Apparently in BC, officers that can perform the solemnization have a geographic area...

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August 25, 2022

57 and counting

I turn 57 today. How have I chosen to spend my day today? Quietly and without fanfare. I had a lunch yesterday with my family and eldest sister, Maureen, but have nothing planned for today. Treating it just like any other day. I would like to say this though. A few days ago, this article was talked about by some netizens. You can read the article here The comments reminded...

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June 4, 2022

How to Own a House before you turn 30.

“Mum, Dad, I am tired of living with roommates. I’ve been doing that since I was a student. I am a grown-ass woman now and want to live like a career woman and not a student. Mikey and I are planning to move in together and rent a place that we can afford on our salaries.” Said our daughter who is now living and working in Vancouver, BC. Then we uttered...

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January 3, 2018

A Styrofoam Cup and a Seat at the Table

“I heard a story about a former Under Secretary of Defense who gave a speech at a large conference. He took his place on the stage and began talking, sharing his prepared remarks with the audience. He paused to take a sip of coffee from the Styrofoam cup he’d brought on stage with him. He took another sip, looked down at the cup and smiled.   “You know,” he said, interrupting his...

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