Month: January 2013

  • Wah Tung Biscuit Confectionery Sdn. Bhd.

    Tomorrow we visit the factory I spent many of my primary school holidays at, to say goodbye to the man whose fantastic life spanned nine decades and witnessed the end of Empire and the start of Federation, but more importantly, who made the best Hainanese kopi and kaya in Peninsular Malaysia.

  • Vale, Uncle Datuk Lee Yoke Yea

    My father’s older brother passed away peacefully in Seremban this morning. I think he was 90. He was born in Qionghai County, Hainan Island and moved with my grandfather to Port Dickson in the 1930s.

  • A Public Apology

    The other day at the ATM doing the mundane thing of topping up a cashcard (why hasn’t the system improved over more than a decade), I felt a rumble in my stomach that to my mind, warranted a fart, and so I let a silent one rip. It was to my shrinking horror that I…

  • Taxi Company Won’t Let Sick Driver Have Rent-Free Days

    I rode in a cab yesterday to a meeting, and the driver was apologetic the moment I got on. He didn’t know where my destination was, and asked if I had a preferred route I knew of, and if I could guide him. He said it was only the second day he’d been driving, and…