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Deepavali Holiday

By the time this post gets published, I’ll be in a small village somewhere in Southern Philippines with the twins, a place so small that everyone knows everyone else and what everyone else is up to, where Ladybug steam cleaners are unheard of, where you can ask the tricycle driver to wait for you while … Continue reading »

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Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Malaysia enjoys yet another long weekend as it celebrates Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year in other parts of the world). Officially, the holidays are on the 26th and 27th of January only but many businesses, particularly those that are Chinese-owned, are closed for an entire week. Many employees have filed leave … Continue reading »

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You Know Chinese New Year Is Coming…

…when boxes and boxes and boxes of Mandarin oranges arrive almost daily — sometimes, twice daily — into the office. It’s customary to give tangerines and oranges during Chinese New Year to friends, relatives and business associates because the words for tangerine and orange sound like luck and wealth, respectively. Oranges are also given to … Continue reading »

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Welcome, 2009!

DH, the kids (except the twins, who were fast asleep) and I drove to KL-Ampang Elevated Highway just a few minutes before midnight last night to watch from a distance the fireworks at KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre). As expected, the entire highway was packed with people, with hundreds of cars lined up bumper-to-bumper…literally. We … Continue reading »

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