Exasperating smokes, never too late to quit

Smokes here, smokes there, smokes everywhere so much so that a non-smoker like me (I do smoke pipe occassionally) has nowhere to hide – no area is really free of smoke. Perhaps, only ‘our’ bedroom is...

Online classroom, are we ready?

Learning institutions are called upon to embrace the curriculum change in education in preparing the learners to enter the relevant industry. They are supposed to prepare learners for jobs that have ...

My Laksa Is Not Your Laksa

Most of us have at least one social media app that we use for so many reasons, including uploading pictures. One of the practices that people usually do when it comes to posting pictures online is by...

Get well soon, Chong Wei!

Many Malaysians are shocked Datuk Lee Chong Wei,35, has early stage nose cancer and.thousands have left positive messages wishing the three-time Olympic silver medallist and 12-time Malaysian Open ch...

Hoping for fabulous smile from lady luck

Lady luck in gambling does smile sweetly to you, now and then but not all the time. Learning how to bet in cards or dice games from a young age in the longhouse, and thus following longhouse’s intepr...

What’s your favourite childhood memory?

I asked that question once. Surprisingly my question brought lots of laughter and nostalgia for people who began to reminiscence their childhood. That simple question brought smiles to many who willi...

Communities and community policing

Yesterday, a friend asked me, “John, why do you want to be involved in community policing?” I told him that I was participating in community policing by working with the police closely to build a saf...

Malaysia Day 2018 a reminder of first edition

This year’s Malaysia Day on 16 September truly reminded me of its first celebration in 1963, of which I was privileged to partake. Then aged 9, I was among over twenty kids from our Nanga Assam Prima...

MERS-CoV: What you need to know

What is Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS)? Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-...