Other Sight of the Coin

August 16, 2022

Fish Tales Part 2

After my post on the 11th about my experience at an unnamed restaurant, I was so touched by all of your concerns. Some suggested that I had been scammed, some asked what happened after that and some even asked if I was still waiting. Well here is an update of what happened after I made that post. Apparently, the cashier saw my post and came up to me and said I...

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August 11, 2022

Fish Tales Part 1

I was in a restaurant the other day and ordered steak. The waiter strongly suggested I try the fish instead. He said that the fish would come with 5 additional side dishes for a total of 6 dishes. Being my first time there, I followed his suggestion and went for the fish. Then the waiter said I had to pay first and that my first side dish would be ready in...

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August 8, 2022

Movie Review: Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Was recommended to watch this movie and did not have any idea what it was about except for what the title entailed. It turned out to be an evening well worth it. A feel-good movie where a hard-working domestic cleaner dreams of wearing a Christian Dior dress and achieves her dreams and more. I guess one of the biggest differences in this “feel-good, achieved my dreams” movie compared to the usual...

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July 24, 2022

Movie Review: RRR

What did I just watch? A highly entertaining saga of brotherhood, struggle and tons of action in between. My son, Jan, recommended that I watch the movie. He sold it as “…better than a Marvel superhero movie.” And what I watched was a highly entertaining, fast paced, visually pleasing movie. It might also be a timely movie as India regains its status as a leading nation in the world with its...

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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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June 2, 2022

Risky Investments: What I’ve learned so far

If you’ve lived on this earth long enough, one thing is for sure. You will be approached by friends who mean well, with an investment opportunity that sounds too good to be true. All of us will have a different perspective of what sounds like a scammy opportunity. It might come in the form of a Multi-Level Marketing scheme that later turns out to be a Ponzi scheme. It could be...

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June 2, 2022

What my kids taught me 1

We can learn so much from our children. Things like love, patience, joy and so much more. One of the top things I learned from my children is Time. Or to be more specific, how to treasure the time we have together. In the beginning, we are everything to our children. We feed, clothe, love and keep them safe. As they start to speak and walk, we are their Sun, their...

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April 17, 2022

Read: Sea of Tranquility (Emily St. John Mandel)

Are we living in a simulation? Is it like the Matrix? And if so, is there a key maker or a way to bend the world to my will? Intrigued by this question and the simulation hypothesis which posits that all of existence is an artificial simulation, such as a computer simulation, I was led to this book. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John. This is my first exposure to...

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April 11, 2022

April 10: Flourishing You workshop

Spending a wonderful Sunday afternoon with Kota Kinabalu Toastmasters club and their guests sharing on Positive Psychology and how working on our PERMA can lead to a flourishing life. Feels great to conduct live training once more and reconnecting with familiar faces. Glad to have the opportunity to work on my Positive Emotions, Engagement and Relationships.

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April 4, 2022

23 years of service.

Today, April 4th, 2022, our long serving helper from Indonesia, finally reached her home in Semarang. And with that, we wish her all the best in the next phase of her life. Yati came under our employment when my son was just 2 years old and my daughter 4. She became a second mother to my children especially due to the busy working schedules we had. A hardworking, polite and respectful...

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