Lessons/Reflections:

Musang King Durians – Let’s Go!

“Dad! Musang King is going to be off season soon. Let’s go eat some durians.” Calvin told me last week. So, we flew there by helicopters with some business...

There Is No Such Drink Called ‘Anything’!

Abstract: When you go abroad for studies at a young age, there is always a cultural shock. The daily routine, way of life, diverse culture in a metropolitan city and the...

The Passing Of An Old Friend

Last month I attended a funeral wake. It was my old friend’s passing. He was in his late-50s. He died of cancer. Battling that debilitating illness, he fought a good fight...

Breakfast Of 8 Eggs For Two

Abstract: Traveling as a tourist in a foreign country, one may not be able to assimilate much of the culture and way of life of the locals. You just get to...

Boys Will Be Boys! They Got Away For Another Time!

Abstract: It’s always a battle of wits & games of one-upmanship in our family affairs. The two boys and me versus My Excellency, whom the boys called Tiger Mum behind her...

When You Have It, You Won’t Give It Away.

Abstract: I love anecdotes. Often, I would tell the 3 children on an amusing anecdote I came across. Anecdotes can be inspirational, convey a message, be a graphic representation of certain religious teachings or serve as...

Buying A Lottery Ticket, An Investment? Ha! Ha!

Abstract: Usually, when I was with my 3 children, I would narrate some amusing tall tales I encountered. That would set them thinking. It is the thinking process that I believe...

Don’t Ask Permission, Ask Forgiveness

Abstract: Calvin wanted a motorbike. His mother said no. But Calvin had an ingenious way to persuade his mother to buy one for him. This post has...

Let’s Get the Fcuk Out Of Here, Now!

Abstract: My three children, who are trained as gemologist, would often travel with me abroad for our diamonds, jade and gemstones business. Learning the ropes on business is one thing, but...

Field-Stripping A Gun

In the early 90s, I was the Country Manager for a Malaysian PLC in Indo-China (Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos). I was in-country for about a year when I thought it was...
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Mother Reads the 3-Character Classic To Me

Abstract: My mother taught me the San Zi Jing (三字經), the...
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In Mogok, Every One Has A Dream!

Abstract: In Mogok, the Valley of Rubies, every one has a dream. The dream of finding...

Our Sojourn To Mogok – The Ruby Land

Abstract: In early 2000, Calvin, my second son, and I were on a 7 days sojourn...

Question: Who Is More Virtuous Of The Two?

Abstract: While we were in London having our lunch at Leicester Square, I posed this question...

Our Story Begins Here …

Abstract: I have a passion to write. Especially when a story lies hidden for so long...