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  • 50 and Running Strong – The New Asian Revolution

    50 and Running Strong – The New Asian Revolution

    In collaboration with Maggie Kim Hong Goh The running revolution came to the ‘Western World’ during the 1980s when the great mass marathons like London, New York, Boston, Chicago, Melbourne, and the like, exponentially increased in participant numbers during that decade. Many had in excess of Ten Thousand participants, which have grown to over Forty […]

  • This is What Getting Dengue Feels Like

    This is What Getting Dengue Feels Like

    On the first day of dengue, I drove 120 kilometers to attend a friend’s wedding. I had no idea that I had dengue. All I knew was that I woke up that morning feeling extremely uncomfortable — like my body was burning up. We put it down to the copious amounts of ginger I had […]

  • Do People Really Choose to Suffer

    Do People Really Choose to Suffer

    While everybody in the world would tell you that the most important thing is to be happy, paradoxically most people actually ‘like to suffer’. The emotions that make us suffer like anger, are actually our tools of trade for getting what we think makes us happy in this world. So it’s actually easier to suffer […]

  • Why We Are Overweight…

    Why We Are Overweight…

    Today, the process of eating has become almost an automatic routine. We don’t think, we just eat. Eating passes time, helps us cope with boredom and anxiety, and temporarily helps to make us feel good about ourselves, with the dire consequences we all know about – over weight and the tired and lethargic feelings that […]

  • Personality of the Week – Eddie Yap (Batik Artist and Trekker Extraordinaire)

    Personality of the Week – Eddie Yap (Batik Artist and Trekker Extraordinaire)

      A regular judge of the Piala Seri Endon since its inception a decade ago – batik artist designer, shibori artist and now trekker extraordinaire mainly in the jungles of Kuala Kubu Bahru and Chilling waterfalls shares with us his life as such. A trained trekker and batik artist, Eddie, who resides in Kuala Kubu […]

  • Why Pour A Bucket of Ice Water on Yourself? – The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Why Pour A Bucket of Ice Water on Yourself? – The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    If you haven’t seen enough ALS Ice Bucket challenge videos to be irritated yet, let me provide you a sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuU7LgeEzVY So why is everyone, including billionaires, celebrities, and your annoying colleague in the office pouring ice water on themselves? Well, it’s all in the name of charity.   Wikipedia tells us: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis […]

  • Let’s Drink To Beauty: Teas For Your Skin

    Let’s Drink To Beauty: Teas For Your Skin

    It’s 3.30pm. You find yourself in a lethargic state – maybe having that carb-loaded Spaghetti Carbonara for lunch wasn’t such a good idea after all because your eyes keep rolling to the back of your head. You seriously need a pick-me-up, stat. It’s common perception to reach for a coffee for a caffeine boost, but […]