Dear Paprika, A few nights ago, someone honked his car horn non-stop in front of our house. After a few minutes of making a racket, my niece came down and told me it was her friend - some boy named Sam Loh who wanted to speak to her. However, she didn't want to speak to … Continue reading Dear Paprika: All Bullies Are Cowards
In Malaysia, it is required by law for every school to allow Muslim students time to pray in the mosque every Friday at lunch time. And by default, that meant that non-Muslim students also started school a little later too. Afternoon school which usually started at 1.20pm would start at 2.30pm. However, the bas sekolah … Continue reading BBBS: Friday Is Fun Day
Saya cukup bengang dengan kakitangan kerajaan yang mengikuti "arahan dari atas" tanpa berfikir terlebih dahulu. Baru-baru ini, peguam Siti Kasim telah ditahan oleh pihak polis. Siti mendakwa mereka telah mencerobohi rumahnya dan memecahkan pintu depan. Pihak polis pula memberitahu Siti yang mereka hendak menyelamatkan Anis (anakguam Siti) yang dituduh of ibu Anis bahawa beliau telah … Continue reading Tunduk Kepala! Ikut Arahan! Mati Engkau!
Today, Paprika and Saffron interviewed their grandfather (my father, Lim Teik Leong). He described some of the games he played as a young boy. One game was "knocking cigarette boxes" down with a flat stone. Back then, circa 1950, cigarettes were sold in boxes without a flip top. You removed the ends and shaped it … Continue reading Games My Father Played in The 1950s
When I was trying to find out tours to Taroko Gorge in Hualien, Taiwan, I saw many expensive tours online. At the other end were do it yourself tours. Many websites offering tours to this beautiful sight are in Chinese. Even booking these tours requires ability to read Chinese. On the other hand, booking a … Continue reading Visiting Taroko Gorge, Taiwan – English Info You Can’t Find on Web
Dear Paprika, I have just started watching a documentary series called "Can't Pay, We'll Take It Away". It follows UK bailiffs armed with high court orders to collect monies owed. They are empowered to enter your premise and seize your properties - TV, laptop, jewellery, car etc. - to offset the debt. They are auctioned … Continue reading Dear Paprika: Money In Your Hand Is Too Tempting
Recently, there's a viral video of an immigration officer who allegedly knocked a Myanmar national on the head while scanning his hand. It reminded me of an incident at the New Delhi immigration counter. When I visited India, there was a Caucasian lady who was holding up one counter. I could see that she was … Continue reading The Immigration Officer Video Reminded Me Of A Story