Friday, April 16, 2021

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Happy to be gardening again

A garden requires patient labour and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. – Liberty Hyde Bailey, American horticulturist I went back to gardening this...

Fabian friends and fiends

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. – Sun Tzu, Chinese strategist Usually attributed to the military, Fabian tactics have been used successfully in the early centuries of empire-sponsored maritime...

Promises made and kept

It is easy to make promises - it is hard work to keep them.– Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg was on form last Tuesday, officiating at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Batang...

March 25 — Kelabit leap of faith

Sometimes all you need is a big leap of faith.— Sean Bean, English actor Mist covered the entire Kelabit highlands as the first batch of eight Allied Forces commandos prepared to jump from an American B-24 Liberator bomber. It was a leap...

Dragon by day, Keling by night

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?— John...

Don’t expect Umno to fade away

I think the government and political parties reward their employees based on corruption, and not based on performance. If not, why all of them are corrupt and under-performing?  – De philosopher DJ Kyos, artist, author and motivational speaker   Umno...

5R — The bite-sized way

I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. – Mother Teresa, Indian Roman Catholic nun Bite-size. If you describe something as bite-sized, it means it is small enough to be...

Get the guts up, take the jab!

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do. – Henry Ford, American industrialist I decided to touch on the Covid-19 vaccination programme...

No light at the end of the tunnel yet

We risked our lives and were pained to see so many deaths every day. It is a relief that we have a vaccine against coronavirus now. – Biji Tomy, a nurse in Delhi  National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister Khairy...

A moral contagion

Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion. – Henri Frederic Amiel, Swiss philosopher To reasonably understand law, justice, politics and government where doublespeak and tongue-in-cheek statements concerning public policy are mercilessly unleashed upon...

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An unforgettable jungle jaunt

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.— John Muir, mountaineer In 1993, I travelled...