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Author Archives: Mimi

Online Learning Survival Tips

Online learning is on the rise, even if the concept is still considered relatively new in Malaysia as of 2017. Its main benefit is, of course, breaking the time/distance barrier. You can be taking an open course from MIT, an Arabic class from Bayyinah’s Dallas campus, or a cake decorating class from London from the … Continue reading »

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Seeing Red Over “Green”

Dear Selangor Government, I have a bone to pick with you! Starting the 1st of January, 2017, the whole of Selangor is now #bebasplastik (plastic bag-free).  Sure, it’s “good for the environment” but I say: shame on you, Selangor government, for taking the easy way out! Why do the ban at consumer level only? What … Continue reading »

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Dealing With Separation Anxiety

January marks the beginning of a new school year for Malaysia. For parents whose children are going to school for the first time, separation anxiety can be cause for major concern.  Not all children happily skip to class after parents drop them off; a good number  of children would cry, cling to their parents, and/or … Continue reading »

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The Twin Towers That Placed Malaysia On The World Map

In the early 1990s, no one knew where or what Malaysia is. I used to enter IRC chat rooms and introduce Malaysia as a country in Southeast Asia located between Singapore and Thailand. When I’d tell French language speakers “J’habite en Malaisie” (I live in Malaysia), inevitably they’d ask me in jest “Tu as du … Continue reading »

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SCKLM 2016 — A Roaring Success

Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) 2016 concluded with a big bang, with a total of 5,595 runners finishing the Full Marathon within the stipulated seven-hour cutoff time;  8,160 finished the Honda Half Marathon within 3.5 hours; 12,804 finished the 10KM run; 2,400 finished the 5KM fun run; and 750 kids completed the Kids Dash, despite … Continue reading »

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