Heritage Malacca, Malaysia

Heritage Malacca, Malaysia

We arrived at Malacca, where Portuguese, Dutch, English and Japanese had claimed this land before, historically. The famous general Cheng Ho’s legacy was sighted even on shops’ signage!

Staying inside an old heritage building is a novelty.  It was reassuring to see nice modern interior designs with second generation fire sprinklers and smoke detector in the room. There are many windows that opens out to the exteriors.

And… Malacca people are spoilt for choice with cheap delicious food!

Sin and Sinner

Sin and Sinner

Sin and Sinner

When a sinner sins,

does one have

the compassion and patience,

to forgive and love the sinner?

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“Hate the sin, love the sinner.” – Buddha

Goat milk for baby…

Goat milk for baby…

Goat milk for baby

Fortunately we have human milk banks nowadays!

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…The processing cost of donor breast milk is modest in comparison with the cost of managing a single case of NEC or short bowel syndrome secondary to NEC. Therefore, even a small reduction in gastrointestinal complications with increased human breast milk use could recover operation costs of milk banking. There is evidence supporting the cost effectiveness of using donor human breast milk by reducing the length of stay, sepsis and NEC in sick hospitalized neonates…

Severely disableds ’empowered’ as avatar robots!

Severely disableds ’empowered’ as avatar robots!

This is a smart idea! Empowering bedridden and severely disabled to operate robots, from a distance.

Ah, for a meaningful “Happy Mother’s Day”!

Ah, for a meaningful “Happy Mother’s Day”!

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Phones tweet

the whole morning…

with many

wishing each other

“Happy Mother’s day” !

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Restaurants are full…

Florists are busy…

all for a happy family gathering

to mark a special day!

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“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

Abraham Lincoln

Old? Who is old?

Old? Who is old?

happy elderly couple in love with fresh flowers in forest
Old? (Photo by Gustavo Fring on Pexels.com)

Quote:-

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. Mark Twain

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Oh, my kids’ English! – I borrow him my toy…

Oh, my kids’ English! – I borrow him my toy…

I grew up in a family where all my siblings were Chinese-educated. But my children grew up speaking English, Malay and Chinese dialect (Hokkien). I started reading the “Peter and Jane” series to them at the age of two. Oh, my kids’ English is about some of the amusing words they used as kids!

boy in red long sleeves holding toy car
Toy (Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com)

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Both boys were screaming and having a tug-of-war over a toy car!

I borrow him my toy car. Now he doesn’t want to give back!

“If you lend your toy to your younger brother, I am sure you would want him to return it to you, right?”

I have heard this ‘borrowing and lending mixed-ups’ even with adults at work place!

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Learning English is like duck takes to water for them. They usually scored distinction, even my youngest and special child!

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English: when everybody is a ‘he’!

English: when everybody is a ‘he’!

When a child addresses everybody as a ‘he’, I wonder if there is a problem with high-frequency hearing loss. The tiny hair-like sensory hearing cells in your cochlea (inner ear) are damaged. There is a problem differentiating certain higher pitch consonants like sh or f).

pensive ethnic man listening to answer in paper cup phone
hearing (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com)

I heard
but I haven’t heard.
Was it a ‘she’ or a ‘he’?


The ‘cat’ is beautiful,
or the ‘hat’ is beautiful?
And can one comb the [h]air?


The teacher’s explanation was simple.
Yet, she couldn’t understand.
Is she ‘stupid’ or ‘slow‘?


I love music
But I can’t get the lyrics.
It’s ‘distorted’ music!

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Hearing screening for babies and school children would have helped eliminate these falsely ‘lost and stupid’ kids in the world of sound.

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Oh, my kids’ English! – my nose is running!

Oh, my kids’ English! – my nose is running!

I grew up in a family where all my siblings were Chinese-educated. But my children grew up speaking English, Malay and Chinese dialect (Hokkien). I started reading the “Peter and Jane” series to them at the age of two. Oh, my kids’ English is about some of the amusing words they used as kids!

woman lying on bed while blowing her nose
Running nose (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com)

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I came back from work. As I entered the house, my second son greeted me.

“Mum, mum! My nose is running!” he ran on the spot to demonstrate his point! Then he removed the tissue papers, flashing a cute grin and displaying the missing two front teeth!

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Learning English is like duck takes to water for them. They usually scored distinction, even my youngest and special child!

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