Thursday, October 14, 2021

Valentine Tawie Salok

Prolific sharpening stone sharing with superhuman

Most awards, you know, they don’t give you unless you go and get them — did you know that? Terribly discouraging.—  Barbara Streisand, American singer Three of my Saratok’s Kedap longhouse relatives — a cousin, a spouse of a cousin...

We’re kings, mortals too

The image is one thing and the human being is another. It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way. – Elvis Presley The year 2014 was historic for local Elvis fans and tribute artistes (ETAs),...

Top king’s man leaves the building

His kind of music is deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac. It fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people. – Frank Sinatra, American singer Initially, I was hoping it was just a dream, but reality struck within seconds...

Privileged by music, journalism

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.— Plato, Athenian philosopher ‘Diva Ernie, M’sian Elvis give dazzling show’, reads The Borneo Bulletin’s inside page on its July 16 issue...

Parade enthralls old ‘Segatok’

A country is not just a piece of land but a home for many people who deserve to be independent and free. – Anon It’s a great honour to be writing with the knowledge that its publication today falls on...

Fascinating gift of longevity

So aging is really just the way we deteriorate over time. Lifespan on the other hand is how long we live. We typically refer to that as longevity. – David Andrew Sinclair, Australian biologist It is interesting to note that...

Changing with time but amiability intact

Hospitality knows no gender or race.—  Danny Meyer, entrepreneur Most Iban children are taught to be polite and hospitable to visitors, including guests at festivals and events, funerals included. I was no exception and in fact looked forward to occasions where...

Rendezvouses with elders of old

The glory of the elderly is their insight to life. – Lailah Gifty Akita, Ghanaian inspirational writer One item sticks to mind from my earliest memory, namely a happening circa 1958 or thereabout. Aged three years plus then, I can recall...

Gone but a king forever

Rhythm is something you either have or don’t have, but when you have it, you have it all over.— Elvis Presley Last Monday, August 16 marked the date the late King of Rock N Roll Elvis Aaron Presley had left the...

What a difference a role model makes

If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it because you can influence a person's life in a positive light, and that's what I want to do. That's what it's...

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Prolific sharpening stone sharing with superhuman

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