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Note to Self : Make Mistakes

Freedom to Make Mistakes I used to get beaten for making mistakes. When i messed up at home growing up, my dad used to spank my ass so hard because i screwed up. Then when i went to school and a mistake was made, i would get punished. In college, it was the same script, you mess up and your parents will be escorting me to college where the not so good looking pricipal lays down the law with a…

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Life, Malaysia

Gadoh

Watched this super movie over the weekend and i think everyone should watch this one. Synopsis Gadoh tells a story of a group of teenagers who fought each other along racial lines; a cycle of hatred and violence further escalated by their environment and school system. What was to be a quick resolution to improve the school’s bad image, was taken as an opportunity for one teacher who believed that real change was possible. She ropes in the help of…

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Malaysia

To Tie or Not to Tie

While i was working with a NGO, i went to Digi for a meeting. So here i was dressed nicely in my formal attire and in my tie waiting for the Digi team to come get us, comes in a gentlemen nicely dressed in jeans, a shirt with sleeves rolled up. I was a tad surprised at the dress code but we went ahead with the meeting and i made friends with the gentlemen who i was talking too. A…

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Malaysia

One School For ALL MALAYSIANS

My cousins in Singapore tell me about how it is compulsory for them to learn their mother tongue language and they are happy do so. I was a public school where Tamil,Chinese,Punjabi were not offered as a main subject and even if was at that time, i wouldn’t have appreciated it back then but today looking back… I wish i actually had that option. With modern times and the pace, everyone is conveniently forgetting the importance of your own mother…

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Life, Malaysia

The Last Of The La Salle Brothers

I was a La Sallian from Standard 1 till i finished school in form 5, that was 11 years of being a La Sallian! I take a lot of pride in being a part of this institution which is regarded as one of the best around the world. I remember while i was back in school at La Salle in PJ it was almost the end of the La Salle brotherhood before the local’s toke over the reigns in leading…

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