Monday, April 19, 2021

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Happy school holiday to you and your family!

Today is the start of a oneweek holiday for secondary schools in Sarawak. Many parents and guardians welcome such a break f rom school. It means being able to wake up a bit later in the morning instead of...

This used to be my playground

When you dr ive along Crookshank Road in Kuching, you would probably notice a big house on the hill overlooking a field. The house is white, with lots of big windows and a long driveway that leads to the...

Anything you can do, they can do better

So the SPM results were just announced yesterday and I’m sure that many form 5 school leavers are still feeling the rush of getting their results. The mixture of emotions – surprised, relieved, worried about the next step in...

CM has strong feeling for multi-racialism

Three Chief Ministers have emerged during the last three years and yet Sarawak still has things moving. It was like seeing a boat going through a calm sea; it did not go through rough seas or any current that...

To name or not to name

Fancy names such as Helikopta, Engkabang, Bilun and Jipun? These are products of inventive, sometimes humorous Iban parents when it comes to naming their kids at birth or upon reporting the births at National Registration Office (JPN) or with...

Toastmasters Clubs offer lifelong learning

I attended the Connections Toastmasters Club’s International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest last Thursday and went home much inspired by the speeches I heard. Toastmasters Clubs, which are part of Toastmasters International, are good organisations to join if you...

In loving memory

Lately, I have been feeling melancholy. I had wondered why. Then it occurred to me. 14 March  is coming. That is the day when our lives changed forever. My father passed away on that day. After a short illness, he...

Seasons of change

Change is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes it comes in stages but sometimes it just happens abruptly. For me, once I’m in my comfort zone, it becomes hard for me to change. I become a little resistant to...

Probable school’s 55th anniversary reminders

Few images from my first schooling year kept on flashing either as day dreams or just imaginations over the last few days. As if they were to remind me that Nanga Assam Primary School in Melupa, Saratok should mark...

New dev’t demands different ways of doing things

The Sarawak Civil Service, now undergoing a transformation, has the objective to be more efficient in service delivery, accelerating the pace of development to attain the status of a developed state with high income economy by the year 2030...

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Please-lah, let’s play our role …

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain. –...