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November 9, 2020


Jayanath Appudurai There is a circus in town and it promises to deliver all kind of scintillating entertainment. It’s been in town for some decades now. The cast is pretty big! A total of 292 (222 “Main” and 70 “Sokong”) to be exact. The usual hierarchy is found – the Lord of the Ring, Deputy […]

Ramadhan – a month of reflections

May 21, 2020


Singa Terhormat __________________________________ The blessed month of Ramadhan this year was a time of particular intensity, difficulty and unusualness in the many trials that it posed. Whilst there were the growing challenges posed to an ageing person with the accompanying physical frailties, these however did not pose too much of a challenge, but rather the […]

Home fires : The 4 stages

May 3, 2020


In the live streaming on 5th May, I want to be able to fully focus on two key areas : why building fires today are more dangerous than ever before; and the Prevent, Prepare, Plan program that we have developed I hope that in this post, having earlier shared with you the Fire Triangle so […]

Sacrifice? No, lah. Spring cleaning only

April 30, 2020


End November, last year, I moved home. For 10 years, I had resided in Taman Danau Desa, off Old Klang Road. That month, I set up my office along Jalan Ipoh. In the evenings, every time it rained, and it did most days, it took at least an hour to get back home. Was driving […]

Our Rohingya brethren

April 27, 2020


By Singa Terhormat ____________________________ In the face of calls from several sectors to repulse the Rohingya boat people and to deport those that are already here, one issue that needs to be resolved is who owns Malaysia. To some, the Malays are the rightful owners of Malaysia and that this land is Tanah Melayu. To […]

Home fires : the real risk within

April 25, 2020

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Starting June, last year, I have been doing fire safety presentations and demos at least twice a month, either at my office, or in residential areas, commercial buildings, and industrial areas. I was due to host a presentation and demo at my office on 22nd March, 2020, but the MCO was imposed starting 18th March. […]

Desperately seeking…errr…me!

April 24, 2020


1984 to 1988, in London, England, reading law. Other than the first year, they were hard years. Second year, living on my own in Shepherd’s Bush, was probably the worst. Holding 2 jobs down, broke the last few days of every month and, worst of all, distracted away from my law studies by one question […]

Taking on UMNO : Was it rewarding?

April 21, 2020


A lady who I have just gotten to know through Facebook asked me this question a little while ago. Was it rewarding, fighting UMNO? I asked in turn what she meant by “rewarding”? 7 minutes went by, then came this response,which I reproduce verbatim “Rewarding- something you never wanna stop whatever the odds. Gives you […]

Seek truth in all scriptures, then live it, but do not impose your truth on others

April 20, 2020


In my Making the most of this “stay home” situation, I had written that during this MCO period, I wanted to write about, amongst other things, that as we stayed in to avoid the pandemic outside, we should be aware of the pandemic and another risk that awaits us in our homes. I have already […]

You can reverse diabetes type 2

April 12, 2020


If you suffer from type 2 diabetes, this post is for you. First, listen to Dr Jason Fung. A dietary disease. A lifestyle disorder. Reversible. What’s the normal, pre-diabetic, and diabetic blood sugar reading range? In my last post, I mentioned how, after the 14th GE, the diabetic type 2 condition I was suffering from […]