Qing Ming Jie

This year, Qing Ming Jie fell on April 5th. I look forward to the day because it’s a time to remember my late grandfather and great-grandparents. It’s also that one time each year where four generations in my family gather for a hike.

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Funniest One Around

April Fools’ Day is 1 April, as any fool knows. It’s much more ‘celebratory’ when I was in school because no one in school lets you forget that this is the prankster’s day. I am sure you have your own tales of how one is tricked silly by friends. But this one has got to be THE funniest one ever…

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Belated Thank You

I’ve been meaning to put this up for a long time now but somehow, things got in the way. Now, finally I can send my belated thanks to a good friend of mine. This is for you, Dotty…

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Leather Lane on a Sunday

I’d been wanting to visit Lorong Kulit for a long time now. I can’t even remember the last time I stepped into this place. It’s open every day but Sundays are the best days to go, for many reasons. Lots more stalls are open and throngs of people converge like ants. It’s more festive too. You can’t find a better flea market in Penang than Lorong Kulit, which I believe (roughly translated) is called Leather Lane …

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Get Out of Your (Old) Skin

Been reading Tom Peters. Yes. The man who writes like he speaks.
Never heard him speak before of course but the elipses, the sudden brackets, the capital letters, the inevitable choppiness of the book I am reading right now reminds me of how a person speaks.
Starts. Stops. Mulls a bit. Continues. Shouts(?). Postulates.
That’s why I find it tough reading Peters. Sure, he’s got ideas. Plenty. More than you can use in a lifetime.

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