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Come walk with me

I’ve started walking to school (about 1.5km away) every morning since the first day of this semester. A lot of people have asked me why. Here’s a bunch of reasons why. Primarily, I walked to school everyday to train and get myself used to walking a distance with a load on my back (the first […]

Randy Pausch Last Lecture

The Carnegie Mellon University has a tradition of having its professors to give a talk titled “The Last Lecture”. The talk was basically for the professor to imagine that should it be their last lecture, what would they want to say to the audience and what legacy they want to leave behind. When it came […]

A Response to Fitna

If this post is really my response to “Fitna”, I would agree if you’d say that it’s a late reply. But it is not. This post is taken from, who posted it just one day after the publishing of the “Fitna” film. I found the message is truly profound, and really does reflect the […]

Earth does not need saving. We do.

38 years ago, as many as 20 million Americans participated in rallies and demonstrations on behalf of the Earth. 38 years ago on this day the first celebration known as Earth Day is celebrated in the United States of America. Today, people around the world observe this day. But not everyone, of course. But that’s […]

So the Opposition wins big time

Yes, and they have every reason to celebrate and rejoice. And it bothers me. Not that it’s not good that the Opposition is becoming stronger, they’ll provide a better check-and-balance system to the ruling coalition, among others. So, it’s not the fact that the Opposition wins a lot of seats that bothers me. I don’t […]

Don't talk about politics with me

Today millions of Malaysians will go out and cast their vote on ballot papers. Today, as one newspaper put it, “Malaysia decides”. But that is today. I’m more concerned about the past week or two in this post rather than what will happen today. Some friends of mine here in Kota Damansara, whom I share […]

Living ever closer together, ever stranger to each other..

When I was a kid, I knew everyone in my housing area. Back then, it was a Government quarters and has around 14 houses and 14 families live there. I know all of them. Some only vaguely but mostly I know them well. My siblings and I always go out of the house everyday, playing […]

Warning: IB kills

So said my friend Jon Mah‘s messenger status message. Looking at how many things we have to do, how short the given time for all those tasks, how many simultaneous works that need our mental focus all at the same time, it may well be a legitimate warning. But strangely (and not for my best […]

Of wild dogs and stray cats

It was in a McD restaurant in Langkawi, about 3 weeks ago, and an Arab girl – about 7 years old – was kicking a cat although she tried to run and hide under the tables. The parents just watch their daughter mercilessly beating this animal up. Another guy saw this and was so mad […]


Everyone has choices, and everyone chooses. And sometimes, we take the wrong decision, we make the wrong choice. But that’s all part of life, that we may learn from it, that we may make a better decision in the future, that we may be stronger, a better person. But of course there’s no telling whether […]

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