A special day for all Malaysians

Adeline Liong

Today is Malaysia Day, a public holiday commemorating the formation of Malaysia on Sept 16, 1963. It is a special day indeed. The holiday commemorates the day Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore united to form Malaysia. However, Singapore separated from Malaysia to become an independent and sovereign state on […]

Happy Mooncake Festival to all Chinese readers!

Adeline Liong

Chinese all over the world will celebrate the Mooncake Festival (also known as the Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival) this Friday, Sept 13, which is the 15th day of the 8th moon of the Chinese Lunar Calendar around the time of the Autumn Equinox. The day of the festival is […]

Important to love ourselves first

Adeline Liong

When I was a high school girl, I knew an old Hainanese auntie. I was in my teens while she was in her early 70s. We lived in the same house in Sibu. In those days, it was common for families to rent 
different rooms in the 
same house. This […]

I bid you adieu! Till we meet again

Adeline Liong

Today, I have intense pain in my heart as I write this column. No, it’s not a heart attack. It’s more like a broken heart. This week is the last time I will be meeting a young friend.  I first met the 11-year-old girl at a friend’s tuition centre about […]

Smash away your stress in rage room

Adeline Liong

Dear friends, have you ever been so stressed or mad about life that you want to do something drastic — like smashing not only a bottle but many bottles to pieces? In Beijing, China, there is a place where you can do just that. You just have to pay 158 […]

Divorces more common now

Adeline Liong

Do you know that in Malaysia, nearly half of the marriages which end in divorce break down because of financial issues? If you are a South Korean drama fan, just like me, the most shocking news you’d have heard was probably the divorce of the SongSong couple, namely actor Song […]

Looking after dear old mother

Adeline Liong

I was glad my elder sister was around to keep my mother company at night. Knowing she was around put me at ease and allowed me to enjoy my trip.   My elder sister was in Kuching for a few days recently to look after my 83-year-old mother while I […]

Beauty in diversity

Adeline Liong

While Sarawak is already well-known as the Land of the Hornbills, it would not be surprising if those present at the Miss Unity Sarawak 2019 grand final wished that Sarawak should also be known as the Land of Beauties. The phrase “beauty in diversity” came to mind when I think […]

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