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Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Personal

Malaysia was already an established country when I began school. All we knew at that time was that we had a strong Prime Minister, and that the country was doing well. When the political upheavals began, I was still not feeling all that involved at first. The economic breakdown in the 1990s affected me badly, yes, but I still managed to get a job, and still managed to scrape a living. The thing is, these things pile up. What does not seem a big matter at first, would act as straws on a camel’s back – sooner or later you feel that enough is enough. I’ve been through a few elections, and this is the first one I feel really involved in. I cannot remember an earlier election that had a bigger turnout at such an early hour before. I saw senior citizens waiting patiently in line the whole morning; some going through two hours or more in the queue before managing to get into the voting halls. To have the whole country unified is not easy – but one man has seemingly managed to do it this time. He’s got most of the country united – against him....

Style at One

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Fashion & Lifestyle

And it’s finally back! After a six-year hiatus, 1 Utama finally ran a proper fashion week event. On the first full day show, there were plenty of brands featured – Levi’s and Dockers, MOG, Fossil, Marks & Spencer, Tangs, Max, Studio R and Reebok, O Bag, Guess, G-Shock and XIXILI. Newly rebranded Style at One, the shows were divided into 3 sections – at noon, 3pm and 6pm respectively. The Oval was packed with spectators, especially for the evening session. Hopefully this is the first of...

Sports Day 2018

Posted by on Mar 11, 2018 in Events

This year saw the first combined Sports Day for PYP and MYP at Fairview. Kids learn a lot through sports. Winning and losing become secondary as they grow – teamwork takes more priority. The more important thing, though, is for them to have fun. Here are some highlights from the event....

Chinese New Year Traditions

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Celebrations

Chinese New Year means cookies, firecrackers, lion dances and dragon dances. Contrary to popular belief, New Year does not start on the first day of the lunar calendar. It starts during the first day of Spring – Li Chun. Chinese people all over the world would bank in money during auspicious times, and try to balance an egg on a smooth surface at a specific time. This year is the Year of the Dog. When the lunar calendar starts tomorrow, hopefully this means a better time for everybody all over the world. Gong Xi Fa Cai!...