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Courage is the Prerequisite to Foster Religious Development

Many people somehow or rather will adopt various beliefs and core values in life. Despite not all will do the same, many will still choose religion as the source of positive guidance. To me, having a religion is very important to create harmonious society. Of course, this is only possible when religion is interpreted positively. I practice Buddhism, believe in doing good but never study Buddhism as it is never taught is school. All my knowledge and beliefs are inherited from my late mother who read religious books, mostly written in Chinese which I can’t read. Syariah Islamiah and…

Opportunities That Transform Education in Sabah

It has come to the last month of year 2017 and of course, this is also the time where I will normally clear my annual leave. So I decided to take leave every Friday not just as my year end routine but also to spare some time doing things that I like. Sabah has always been a second home to me as I love the friendly community, fresh seafood and beautiful beaches. Despite frequently travelling to Sabah and meeting many teachers along the way, with my hectic work schedule, many times I do not have the opportunity to speak to…

Innovation in Marketing Determines Company’s Growth

During my recent trip to Sabah, I was requested to present a talk to members of KadazanDusun Chamber of Commerce & Industry whereby content presented are preferably other than grassroots innovation. Therefore I decided to speak about Innovation in Marketing, a topic I never speak about but with lifetime experience in marketing & brand management. For those who find me a stranger, I am a graduate from Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and also a MBA graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University with 15 years industry experience in entrepreneurship, marketing & brand management. Currently, I hold the position of Chief…

The Pain of Being Very Beautiful

Recently, I’ve few friends who kept reminding me how gorgeous I was when they first met me and how much attention I got wherever I went, regardless from which direction others look at me. Those who gave these remarks are mostly friends whom I’ve known in my late 20’s or early 30’s when I was still young and slim…. lol. Well, I do look pretty decent back then and no doubt I was always the center of attraction and received lots of compliments from both men and women, thanks to my looks or maybe owing to…

My First Experience with UPKO Concert in Tamparuli, Sabah

I still remember when I was in my 20s, I’ve been to 3 huge concerts by Taiwanese singer A-mei and Hong Kong singers Leslie Cheung & Jacky Cheung respectively. The concerts were spectacular and by looking at the stage setup, you knew huge budget were spent to create ambience that excites and engages audience. Entertaining the audience was the only objective of the concert for organizer to sustain profitably. Growing up in small fishing village in Batu Pahat, Johor, those huge concerts were definitely not the only ones I’ve been to. I first experienced concert at SJKC…

Significance of Completing MBA

Since young, I never agree getting good education guarantees better career opportunities. Maybe this is because my late mother never make such guarantee nor force us to get good grades. However, I still strive for excellence to prove to myself that I am equally good. I was so focus to challenge myself academically when I was young to the extent that I never bother to plan ahead. When I completed Form 5 education (then Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia), I started to work part-time in a restaurant while waiting for my result. Never had I thought of making plans for my…

Everyday is New in South Africa

Being a single mother, life is always challenging for me. I am not saying it is tough but the accountability towards my son brings me more decisions to make everyday. Struggling between career and family, very often, I’ll choose family over everything else. I guess this is how Chinese tradition is observed. (Yes, I am a typical traditional Chinese woman) I think all working mothers will somehow or rather agree with me that performing duty as a mother at the same time delivering “never-ending work demand from bosses” are stressful. Regardless of whether you are in business or…

My First Experience with Real Safari in South Africa

More than 10 years ago, I’ve been to the so-called “safari” in both Bangkok and Singapore, consist of mostly short distance tram rides. I was told these safaris were managed by a group of people and animals were fed by caretakers. Of course, I find each experience very mesmerizing especially when I have the chance to see so many types of animals in mere 40 minutes rides. With the intention to visit safari again, I decided to join my sisters to visit the real safari in South Africa this time. As we have never been to South Africa…