Archive for the ‘My Reflections’ Category

Tiles, Cement, Milk

After 20 years, four of the wall tiles in my home kitchen were loose. Something needed to be done. The fastest way was to do it myself. But I had never DIY’d tiles before. And wall tiles were more challenging. My main worry – would the tiles stay fixed to the wall, 90 degrees vertical, […]

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A Tale of Three Cards. The Sequel.

Card 1 and Card 2 – case closed. Card 3. Now this one made me angry. Today, 3:43 PM. Has been waiting for 5 weeks for the temporary PIN to come via snail mail. On 29 January I phoned the bank’s card center, explained what I wanted, and was promised that the PIN would arrive […]

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Reap The Wild Wind / Strange Magic

1970s. Sekolah Pusat Jerteh, Besut, Terengganu. I was in class at the primary school when my classmates and I heard a thunderous roar in the skies above our school. Ignoring the teacher in front, we rushed out and gazed skywards. What we saw amazed us. A couple of black triangular things were flying above us, […]

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Ms Mary Paul, our Form 5 class teacher

Two days ago, on Saturday 24 December 2016 at 3.52 p.m. I saw a post in my high school WhatsApp group, quoting a short message from Ms Mary Paul, my 1978 form teacher. She addressed the message to SMS Terengganu’s 1977, 78 and 79 batches (English medium) informing that our Additional Mathematics teacher Mr Roger […]

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You are required to do this browser-based e-learning by this deadline or else. And BTW, all your current web browsers are not compatible with this e-learning module.

The company I work in has made it mandatory for all employees to undergo an e-learning course about a certain data protection law. That is well and fine. There had been several e-learning courses before this, and there had not been any issue. The problem with THIS e-learning is that it requires the use of […]

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Telegram

Telegram. For ordinary people, receiving a Telegram normally meant bad news. Example – PULANG SEGERA STOP AYAH SAKIT TENAT (COME HOME QUICK STOP FATHER SERIOUSLY ILL). However some carried good news, as what my school headmaster in Kuala Terengganu in 1978 might have received, asking to send me to Kuala Lumpur to attend an interview […]

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Anak yatim

Pagi tadi saya ke sekolah anak-anak. Dijemput oleh pihak sekolah sebagai wakil PIBG di majlis penyerahan wang bantuan kepada anak yatim dan murid miskin. Dan dua hari dari sekarang ada satu lagi program di sekolah. Majlis khatam Qur’an dan berbuka puasa. Rasa macam wakil rakyat pula sibuknya. Namun abang ipar saya, seorang wakil rakyat, jauh […]

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Life without a refrigerator

On Sunday nine days ago my home’s Panasonic refrigerator decided to stop working. The bigger top compartment was no longer cooling the contents. And the ice in the freezer in the lower compartment looked to be slowly melting. On Monday I took a day off work to look for someone or someplace to repair the […]

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Good decision….

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Amazing details when we look closer

Taken using a generic SLR film camera’s 38-76mm kit zoom lens reverse mounted on a DSLR camera body.

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