Working during school holidays

Adeline Liong

Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die. C. S. Lewis, British writer and theologian Have you ever worked while you were in high school? I am prompted to ask this question after I met a bunch of high school kids who […]

Reminiscing on year-end school holidays

Adeline Liong

The long year-end holiday has officially begun. One of my nephews shared the news with me recently. Last Friday was the last day of school for his younger children. He also proudly told me that his third child, a girl, did better than expected in her UPSR exam. The second […]

Thank you for these useful modern gadgets

Adeline Liong

I try to save money whenever I can, but lately I have been visiting a laundromat a lot. Rural folk in remote areas generally don’t know what a laundromat is, and those who know what they are can’t use them because their places don’t have electricity. The word laundromat is […]

Close encounter with crocodiles

Adeline Liong

Have you ever held a live crocodile before? I did so for the first time in my life last Saturday. Never mind that the crocodile was small at about two feet long. The exciting experience happened to me at the famous Jong’s Crocodile Farm in Kuching. I went there with […]

My masseuse, my saviour

Adeline Liong

My favourite masseuse is on a long holiday this month. She is back in her country, Thailand. She told me recently that she had not gone home for three years. When I asked her what she was going to do during her one-month break, she replied, “I am going to […]

Eight hours in a big aluminum can

Adeline Liong

Do you like watching movies on a long-haul flight? Until recently, I had never watched movies on a long-haul flight. I don’t know why, but I decided to make history during my recent flight from Sydney to Singapore by watching two movies. It was my last chance to change my […]

Catching up with friends in Sydney

Adeline Liong

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. — Elisabeth Foley, American legal theorist I was among nine former students of Sibu’s St Elizabeth’s Convent School who was in Sydney last Thursday for a brief reunion. Why Sydney, you may ask. Five of […]

House of four ‘kids’

Adeline Liong

To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours. – Tia Walker, American blogger I live in a house with four ‘kids’. They are not kids in the real sense of the word. The four ‘kids’ in my house are my mother, my dogs […]

When time stood still for a while

Adeline Liong

Last Friday, I attended Hornbill City Toastmasters Club’s installation night cum 25th anniversary celebration in Kuching. I was invited in my capacity as a former president of the club by the organising chairperson of the event, Tan Hong Mui. I am glad I accepted the invitation. It was one of […]

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