Thursday, December 24, 2009


“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. ‘Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night’s lodging. ‘Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1803-1882); philosopher, poet, essayist

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Miscommunication Vs Communication

"It is not a Miscommunication. At the first place, there is no communication. Communication means a two-way verbal interaction with mutual understanding." ~ Professor Roy Maxion, Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science Department.

Monday, November 30, 2009

About Love

New International Version (©1984)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

It Is Not A Problem

If the money can solve a problem, it is not a problem.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The World is Round

“The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.”

—Ivy Baker Priest
(1905-1975); US political figure

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cuisine Studio @ Tropicana

It was a candle light dinner for 10 people from many parts of the world at a Cuisine Studio, Restaurant Leisure Cooking School Gourmet Shop at Tropicana Golf and Country Resort. It was a business meeting related to investment. It said strictly no pork!

"They are doing very well! Look at the children. The children are doing better than their parents. Good job, parents!"

"To me, children are a good return of investment (ROI) business. Thus, I never agree those people who choose not to have children. You must have more children if you can afford it because we are good candidates to produce the next generation for a better community."

"Her parent is blue collar, but, it is not her parent's fault to become a blue collar, right? It is unfair to benchmark one's success using one metric scale. They are not poor and, yet, you're not very rich. We can not judge based on our experience."

"Who tell you that the definition of successful is measured by how much one is earning at a period of time?"

"How? I wonder. What is successful?"

"Invest in the share market? I guarantee you are the successful one.  Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad Advisors are ready to serve you."

"Haha! I wonder what is your point. It is just an advertisement for your employer. Hey! Don't forget, I am from United Kingdom. We have many capable investment advisors. Is that sounds good if I headhunt them to work as your associate partners?"

"It sounds great! Besides, we have many foreign investment banks in Malaysia. You may check out the Credit Suisse."

"I have my own account opened in United Kingdom before I landed Malaysia."

"I think you are measuring the success using the risk and time factor. Your meaning of success is to use the shortest time to gain the most money?"

"It is never my cup of tea. Investment means detail research to grab the potential stocks for a better return. It is never the shortest time to gain the most money. It is an applied skill. You know I always like green tea. I like the healthy competition and investment for an organization to grow. Green, clear, calm, healthy and wealth. Welcome to Malaysia! Cheers!"


It was a mixture of wines and sparking juice for 10 people from different background and different religion belief.

"Everyone loves their country very much and, everyone loves to explore to the other part of the world. They migrated for reasons."

"I guess it is related to a Chinese saying,"the moon in Overseas is always bigger than home."

"It is not true. I always believe that home is the best."

"Home is not where you are, it is where you are comfortable with."

"They migrate because they want to study for free."

"They migrated because they found a husband or a wife in Overseas."

"Malaysia become a tourist spot because the migrated Malaysian came back to Malaysia to spend money. They helped Malaysia to grow."

"I just moved from United States to this country. I have a business here. I am here to serve, to contribute and to invest. I see Malaysia is a potential country to grow. It is a wonderful country with wonderful people around."

"I love Malaysian. I wish I can settle down with an understanding Malaysian woman."

The firecrackers lighted up at the sky. It is a Deepavali celebration for Indians. It is a festival of lights.

"Wow! It is gorgeous."

"Gorgeous! It is illegal to have the firecrackers on the sky."

"No! I read from the Newspaper, the government said we can apply for a licence to light the firecrackers in some events."

"Look at that! It is a smoky sky with colorful lights for only a few minutes. Are you sure you like the temporary victory and yet a health hazard for a consequence."

"No firecrackers burning should be allowed! It caused pollution."

"It is so sad that not many people in Malaysia are helping to solve the environmental issues. The political parties are not concerning the environmental issues."

"What's next?"

"People move out from a country for their own reasons. Study, job, better pay, better investment opportunity...... At the same time, many of us from Overseas come to Malaysia because it is a wonderful country."

"The environment needs your help. Are you going to extend your hands to help?"

"Wonderful! We should invest more in renewable energy to save the world; to eliminate pollution."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sunshine Little Kitchen

This is the outlook of my book, "Sunshine Little Kitchen - 陽光小廚房". This is my first book publication. Those were true stories with replaced names and venue for the incidents to protect their privacy and identity for any security reasons. There are Asia Edition (English and Chinese version) and International Edition (English version only). Please be patient for the launching date! It is my extra efforts and passion to work on a book for 10 years by traveling the world to look for the causes and solution of miscommunication.

Besides, I have many queries in my mind during my growing up process. Due to lack of reliable resources around me, I have to travel around the world to solve the "puzzle"! It can not denied that Internet and Books provide information. However, I am skeptical to believe the knowledge and the information gathered from the Internet and some books. I am very stubborn because I believe my principle of life is correct; those information from some books and Internet are wrong. Thus, I have traveled the world to work on a research for the solution of my queries. Eventually, I found the answers for a better place to live for human beings.

"There is no absolutely right or wrong for every situation and every information. It is always a grey area because we are Human Beings. This is the knowledge about Ethics, Economics, Politics and Law. " - Ms. Wong Hui Shin.

It is an interesting knowledge. I would like to share my findings for a better place to live for everyone in the world.

"My life is a lot of hard work even though I always have a smile on my face and I look extremely good, confidence and prosperous. I was born in a decent and respectful family which needs a lot of hard work for living. My parent and my grandparent are farmers. I used to work in farm under the sun when I was young. It is never a poor, but, yet, only a decent life. Please remember: One is rich today doesn't mean that one is rich in future; One is poor today doesn't mean that one is poor in future. Thus, please stop being funny and do your job. Please be fair to everyone: poor, rich, smart, dumb, capable, ordinary, disable and many other unfortunate people. Please provide a better place to live for everyone." - Ms. Wong Hui Shin.

Also, I urged everyone to learn how to think like a globalist because there were many good people out there. Look at them as an example to work on your dream.

"Never and ever expect one will be the same all time. Everyone is improving to become a better person at every minute. If you saw someone is static and not improving, please provide helps and not criticisms because he/she is suffering. Some are not expressive enough will not be able to tell you what's wrong. Therefore, you must be intelligent enough to spot his/ her problem by giving appropriate helps. Sometimes it is a growing up and learning process, it takes time. You can't help a Padi plant to grow longer by pulling it one inch higher from the soil. The Padi plant will die. You're not helping, but, you kill it instantly by ignorance with a good heart. War might be happened due to miscommunication." - Ms. Wong Hui Shin.

My book comprises 10 stories around the world; Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Japan, Republic of Maldives, Republic of Egypt, United States of America, India, Sri Lanka, United Arab of Emirate, Qatar, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic and Indonesia. You may find them interesting and hilarious. The most important it shows the hopes for everyone to dream; nothing is impossible.

The 10 stories are listed below:

1. The Golden Triangle
2. Hwaseong Fortress
3. Sapporo Snow Festival
4. The President of Maldives
5. The Nile River
6. The Great Lake Erie
7. The Alternative of Route 66
8. The Greatest Surprise
9. Valentine's Day
10. Sunshine Little Kitchen

It is expected for sales latest in February 2010! Watch up! I wish you can get the book instantly; now! However, in reality, we have to wait and see.

I need your support! Thank you very much!

Additional note on 11st February 2010: The publication of "Sunshine Little Kitchen" has called for a delay. I will inform you once the book is ready.

这是我的书,“阳光小厨房” 的前景。

这是我第一次出版小说或非小说类项的书本。我写的都是已更换名称,时间和地点的真实故事,以保障故事中的主角的安全,任何隐私和身份为理由。“阳光小厨房” 将会有亚洲版(英文和中文版)和国际版(英文版本)。谢谢你们的耐心等待书本的发售日期!这是我用10年工作的额外努力和热诚,周游世界,俭吃省用,寻找沟通不畅的原因和解决办法而写的故事书。


“因为我们是人,所以,各种情况和每一个信息都是一个灰色领域,没有绝对正确或错误的理论。这是有关于道德伦理,经济,政治和法律的知识。” – 黄慧欣。


“尽管我一直都有微笑,信心和繁荣,我的生活是艰苦的工作。我出生于很体面和尊敬的家庭,我们也需要为生活而努力工作。我的父母和我的祖父母是农民。在我年轻时,我曾经在阳光下的农场工作。我们从来都不是穷人,但是,只有一个体面的生活。请记住:一个富有的今天并不意味着一个富有的未来。一个贫穷的今天并不意味着一个人贫穷的未来。谨请大家提供一个更好居住的地方给穷人,富人,聪明的,愚蠢的,有能力的,普通的。“– 黄慧欣。


“每个人都在每1分钟的改变,成为更好的人。如果你看到一个没有进步的人,请给于帮助而不是批评。如果他们不能告诉你他们的错和问题。你必须聪明的给予他们适当帮助。有时一些问题是一个成长与学习的过程,它需要时间去消化和解决。您不能从土壤中拉植物一英寸高以帮助它生长,它会死去。你不但没有帮助它,而且,你的无知与善良的心杀了一些你要去帮忙的人。战争发生的原因是误传。“– 黄慧欣。






这是2010年2月10日的补充说明:我延迟 “阳光小厨房”的出版。我会通知你们一旦我的书已准备就绪。

Monday, October 5, 2009


“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.”

—Albert Einstein
(1875-1955), theoretical physicist, philosopher

Friday, October 2, 2009

Personal Quote

"Dare to talk, dare to write, dare to accept critics and dare to make necessary correction to improve!" - Ms. Wong Hui Shin

Thursday, October 1, 2009

What + If = IEEE

If there's one phrase that drives IEEE members, it's "what if."

It's what you find between an idea and the reality of discovery. In fact, IEEE members have helped lead every major technical development of the last 125 years.

That's why when you need to draw on the knowledge of yesterday's pioneers or witness the innovation of tomorrow's dreamers, you'll see how "what if" keeps IEEE members engineering the future - one answer at a time.

Celebrating 125 years of Engineering the Future.

Source: IEEE Communications Magazine - September 2009, Vol. 47, No. 9

Friday, September 25, 2009

Personal Quote

"See, Think, Enlighten, then, Follow (STEF)!" - Ms. Wong Hui Shin

The Ending of the Experiments!

I would like to say thank you to everyone involve in my research; Human Communication. It is a hobby and it has nothing to do with my academic progress and career. I started the research since 2003 when I enrolled an MSc Information Technology in Malaysia University of Science and Technology (MUST). I have done a technical thesis to fulfill an MSc Information Technology graduation requirement in 2005. And, I got a job straight away to work as a lecturer in Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia (MMU) with a Masters because Malaysia did not have enough knowledge workers who had a Ph.D. for lecturer positions at that time. I delayed my job reporting date to MMU. I went to United States of America to work on a "puzzle - Human Communication" by getting a job in Pennsylvania.

I wasn't sure what, how, which, when, who and where to start a self-help research due to lack of exposure in non technology related topics. I prayed to God, so that God could enlighten me to complete the puzzle. Even though I am a Buddhist, but, I believe in God. It is interesting to know about my story to study Buddhism as the philosophy of life. Through a series of growing up activities in London, I found the secret of the world with a few assumptions applied. I chose to keep quiet because I enjoyed the Art and the simplification version of learning methodologies for all range of human beings in the world to become a better individual; poor, rich, tall, short, smart, dumb, technology-savvy, non technology savvy ...... I admired those who were intelligent and innovative enough to create the "Art" to solve the social problem which adopted to human beings behavior.

"Good job to the world creator(s)!" said Wong Hui Shin.

According to Oxford Advance Learner's English-Chinese Dictionary, Religion is defined as belief in the existing of God or Gods, who has/ have created the universe and given man a spiritual nature which continues to exist after the death of the body.

According to the definition, Buddhism is not a religion. It is a philosophy of life. It is just like a moral subject. It should be studied by all. My good friend converted to become a Muslim because he felt in love with a Muslim lady and yet, he still attended Buddhism talks. I studied comparative religions because I was curious about religions. I found Islam is a good religion for human beings. I studied Christianity, I found it is a drive for development, innovation and initiative. Buddhism is a way of life and not a religion; it is the culture of the world.

Later, I knew many new era religions in London and yet, I appreciated the root of knowledge of religions.

I would like to apologize for creating many stories to know about the human beings' connection. I did not have any intention to know about human behavior and yet, through my research path, I knew about it.

I went through some research online, I discovered 1) The reasons why human beings reacted as such; 2) The reasons for war and conflicts; 3) The solution for miscommunication; 4) the root causes of miscommunication and 5) The important of spiritual support and team work to do a good job.

It was my honored to know all great people everywhere. I was surprised that all of us were connected in this world. It was very interesting. Thank you for opportunities for me to get to know many famous people in the world. I had met one third of The Evening Standard's "The 1000 - London's Most Influential People 2007" when I was in London.

"Mark Zuckerberg, nice to meet you at South West Train. I am a Malaysian and not a Thai even though I behave gently just like a Thai," said Wong Hui Shin.

An Indian gave me the black book, "The 1000 - London's Most Influential People 2007" at a newspaper store near Kew Garden tube station in September 2007.

"Young lady, this is for you. You will be listed as one of the Influential People in London one day. Work hard and be a good girl!" said an Indian with a friendly voice.

"I want to publish a book. It is called Sunshine Little Kitchen", I said when I worked as a waitress at Sawyer Arm at Paddington to a group of 4 Canadians in year 2007. I was on my travel and work holiday VISA to United Kingdom.

The book publication is not a story. It is a passion of 10 years of traveling to solve a puzzle of miscommunication.

To clear the public confusion about me, I am a single lady with no children and no marriage records. I am sorry for any inconveniences caused. I do not know how to reject admirers nicely. I have created some stories to protect myself. Who know it leads to bad consequences? I did not know people are well connected to each other and the words traveled from Bali, Indonesia to every places in Malaysia till Venice, Italy, London, England and Brooklyn, New York. It is amazing! I am within a great connection to reach the top people. Bravo and excited!

Watch up for my first book - Sunshine Little Kitchen! It is a collection of stories from everywhere in the world when I take the initiative to travel the world to solve a "puzzle". The puzzle is a solution to solve the world social problem.

As a result of limited reliable information/ resources around me and a feeling of no-trust about the information posted on the web pages and the cultural differences to interpret the information, I have traveled the world to look for the meaning of a boy-girl relationship because I never believe a boy-girl relationship must have sex before marriage.

In addition, I am skeptical about contraception before marriage because it causes social problem particularly among those immature teenagers. I rejected a charming, intelligent, rich and powerful man's proposal to become his girl friend because he asked for co-habitation and sex before marriage as a result of how he learned a boy-girl relationship should be working when he studied in Overseas for years. I thought about that for very long time, later, I said, "No"! We remained our friendship until now. He is a very nice guy. He is married now. I was very happy to hear about his marriage. I understood that I was not into him at all.

"See, Think, Enlighten, then Follow" - Ms. Wong Hui Shin

I was very sad when I heard from some young ladies' experience in a boy-girl relationship when I was a volunteer in a counseling team. Those girls told me that the men who have been staying in overseas for years tend to say that sex was a must in a boy-girl relationship. Through an intensive research with my initiative to travel the world for the 'puzzle', I would like to pass an important message to the world; "Only a confirmed relationship contains sex elements." Of course, it is a sad moment when there is something happened. The relationship can't sustain and it leads to a break up and divorced.

Adeline Jens told me about her relationship with her boy friend, "we are sort of married even though we have not gone through the official ceremony yet. I am pretty confirmed that he will be my husband unless there is something happen."

The American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur, Madonna Loius Ciccone is also known as the Queen of Pop gives the wrong influences to her admirers about her private life. Thus, the next generation's mindset should be corrected. The Christian Groups in United States has started the the Silver Ring Thing movement, i.e. the introduction of the purity ring to be worn on the ring finger for the purpose of alerting teenagers about "No Sex before Marriage" in a relationship. Muslims' teaching against "pre-marital sex".

How about those who are not religious? Should you do some campaigns to pass a message to the young generation particularly those protected groups from developing countries and poor countries? They might be confused by the movies and media about the true definition of a boy-girl relationship those days.
Recently, I watched some Hong Kong, Taiwanese and Korean movie series. It had projected what I had been saying for years; "a boy-girl relationship without kissing, intimate activities and sex before marriage. Eventually, it leads to a marriage". Watch "My Wife Is A Gambling Maestro (VCD) (Hong Kong Version)"!

Young people, "See, Think, Enlighten, then follow!" Don't follow blindly.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Believe In Your Dreams!

“Believe in your dreams and they may come true; believe in yourself and they will come true.”

—Author Unknown

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hero Vs Saint

“The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.”

—Felix Adler
(1851-1933); intellectual, founder of the Society for Ethical Culture

Monday, September 7, 2009

PROMS 2009 - The World Greatest Classical Music Festival

It is cool thing, PROMS to hang around from 17th July to 12nd September 2009. I love Tchaikovsky "Piano Concerto No.3 in E Flat". I experienced it at Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur. Book the ticket online,

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Temporary Memory Lost/ Short-Term Memory Loss/ Forgetfulness

Temporary memory lost will be happened to many individuals without his/ her consent due to some unexpected incidents happened in the daily routines.

1. Relationship Problem
2. Fatique
3. Tiredness
4. Sleepiness
5. Stress
6. Depression - causing forgetfulness and lack of concentration
7. Chronic Pain
8. Normal Aging
9. Anxiety (type of Neurosis)
10. Emotional Problems
11. ......

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Heritage Sleepover @ Museum, Malacca.

Heritage Sleepover at the Museum, Malacca.

View the slide shows.

"The coming CEOs Summit's Venue. 1 Woman 9 Men"


177, Jalan Tun Ali,

75300 Melaka.

Tel : 06-28 82 288.

Fax: 06-28 82 289.

Att: En Abu Hassan Ismail @016-6685485

Let's look at Heritage Sleepover around the world.

1) Sleepover Hotel Santa Isabel, Cuba.

2) Giant Sleepover at London Aquarium

- It was one of the venues of this year's Giant Sleepover, which saw more than 30,000 people across 890 locations bedding down to raise money for Children's charities in June 2009. Source:

3) Tibi Sleep Over Experiences


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Vegetarian Lunch

Dr. Saravanan Muthaiyah, Dr. Murali Rahman, Madam Chan Gaik Yee and I had lunch today. We chose to have a vegetarian.

My colleagues and I had very simple food. 3 of them are married and I am the only single and the young lady. It is a norm when I am in Malaysia. I am just a lucky woman with many elderly around me. They taught me a lot about the life experience.

I will turn 30 s in this september. Don't perceive that I am 40 or 45 years old.

I like meats but, I seldom eat meats because I am very selective in meats. I just feel not good and not healthy after I eat them. I vomited them after I have taken them. My definition of good meats is very personal because I can not swallow some meats which are not up to my taste. The meats are good for most of the people definitely. Most of the time, some people are offended if I did not take meats which they have served me and cook for me. Sometimes, I am curious to try the meat, but, later, I run to the bathroom to vomit out. I feel so sorry for the cook especially when it is a family dinner or friend gathering.

Therefore, I always say that I am a vegetarian to avoid any unnecessary offences. I am just a bit choosy for meats. Therefore, I choose to eat more vegetables and selective seafood.

"I tried some good best beef when I was in United States of America about 4 years ago. Ben White's mother bought the beef for the BBQ at camp," I said.

One India colleague suggested that I go for Kobe Beef. He said, "if the Kobe beef is halal, the Kobe Beef would be the best selling item in Malaysia."

"It is hard to find in many places," I said.

One of my colleagues, Dr. Saravanan Muthaiyah told us about his family outing in Malacca. They went to A' Farmosa Resort. He mentioned about his little daughter's questions at Animal Farm. He felt the questions were funny. "Papa, what is that?" asked her daughter. "It is elephant's poops!" my colleague said. Her daughter raised her voice and asked again, "Papa, papa, why the poops is so big?" Dr. Saravanan Muthaiyah told the little girl, "The elephant's size is big, so its poops are big. You are a little girl, so, your poops are small."

Later, Dr. Saravanan Muthaiyah told us about the Chicken Farm. It consisted all types of chicken. It was wonderful. His children like the place very much because his children never see the real chicken. They only saw them from the book and TV. He imitated his daughter's voice again, "Papa, the chicks are so cute".

I told my colleague about one of my good friends, Lai Pui Wah who is working on a Ph.D. on chicken meat's structure in one of the Universities in Taiwan. Dr. Saravanan Muthaiyah suggested my friend to work in Malacca once she returns from Taiwan. I smiled.

The conversation continued, Dr. Saravanan Muthaiyah cracked a joke. He said he met a Singaporean. According to him, the Singaporean told him that he wanted to let go the Singapore Citizenship. We are surprised about the correctness of his speech. He clarified and said it was a joke. He asked the Singaporean the reasons why he would like to let go the citizenship.

"Is that because of the pay?" my colleague asked.
"No. No. No complaints," said the Singaporean.

"Is that because of the President?" my colleague asked again.
"No. No. No complaints," said the Singaporean.

"Is that because of the living environment?" my colleague asked.
"No. No. No complaints," said the Singaporean.

"Is that because of the water?" my colleague asked.
"No. No. No complaints," said the Singaporean.

"Is that because of the people?" my colleague asked again.
"No. No. No complaints," said the Singaporean.

"Then, why you want to come to Malaysia and let go your citizenship?" my colleague asked.
"It is because I can complaint if I am a Malaysian," said the Singaporean.

"No one dare to say a word when Lee Kuan Yew wanted to implement a law or a regulation. When he said, everyone listened. But, when Prime Minister in Malaysia said something, the whole Malaysia citizens complaint. Malaysians just like to complaint even though it is nothing wrong from the Prime Minister's and globalization's perspective. I want to join you as a Malaysian to start complaining," said the Singaporean. "I never complain in Singapore because I have nothing to complain," he added.

The joke ended.

I agreed that Singaporeans have a very good Prime Minister always. I think they are lucky. I am proud that our Prime Ministers have caliber too. Each of them has their own strength. They are developing our country step-by-step.

"The Singaporeans' behavior is so different. They act differently when they are in their country and when they are in Malaysia," Dr. Saravanan Muthaiyah continued.

"The Singaporeans like they were just released from somewhere. They just acted differently especially when they were in Malaysia. In Singapore, you can not do this and you can not do that. The Singaporeans are very discipline. In Malaysia, you can do anything," he added.

"Oh! It is not true. How can you do everything in Malaysia? You can not take soft drugs in Malaysia. It is illegal and a death sentenced. No marijuana even though it is a legal thing in Amsterdam," I said.

I responded that what the Singaporean said was not 100% correct, somehow, Singaporeans just like Malaysia because of the currency exchange. Their spending power raised about 2.2 times when they were in Malaysia. They liked the food and the people in Malaysia.

We have many water parks and entertainment cities in Malaysia. I should spend a day to A' Farmosa. Who is the lucky guy?

He also told us about many Singaporeans choose to spend a weekend in Malacca because that is the second nearest and the most interesting city.

Malacca is also known as the Historical city. And, it has been listed as a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO since 7th July 2008. The Malacca history started with a Malay Hindu Prince called Parameswara from Palembang district of Srivijaya Empire in 1402. The prince named the place with the name of the tree which he rested while he witnessed a mouse deer outwitting a dog. It was a Malacca tree. The prince was very happy about the incident and he has decided to start his Kingdom at Malacca.

Soon, Parameswara married a Princess from Pasai and converted himself to Muslim by calling himself Sultan Iskandar Shah. The Hindu-Malay and Tamil-Malay society were formed. Parameswara had a foreign relationship with Ming Dynasty, China to ensure his country being protected and free from the Siam's and Majapahit's attacks. Parameswara embarked several voyages to visit Emperor Yongle; was escorted by Zheng Ho and Yin Qing.

In 1908-1981, Malacca grew into an international trading port. 80 languages were recorded spoken in Malacca. It grew as a Muslim land. The Portuguese writer illustrated the place as one of the important and rich port in far east, "He who is lord of Malacca has his hand on the throat of venice."

The Malacca was colonized by European. In April 1511, Afonso De Albuquerque sailed from Goa, India to Malacca. He conquered Malacca. In year 1641, Dutch defeated Portuguese. In 1826, Malacca was governed by British in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824. From 1826-1946, Malacca was governed by British East India Company and then as a Crown Colony. Straits Settlements are formed by Singapore, Penang and Malacca.

It is worth to spend some time at Malacca. It is a small place and yet it is lovely.

Besides family outing, Malacca and Singaporean, we talked about the language used in Mathematics and Sciences teaching in schools. We agreed to use English. Anyway, it is an issue always when a new leader is taking over the position. Normally, there are many new rules and regulations. Sometimes, the average or normal citizens are very confusing. Is there an awareness program to help the citizens to get a clearer picture?

Are you changing or not changing? Is that legal or not legal? When there is a change, what are you going to do? Smart people and highly educated people can catch up the change very fast.

Those who are average and normal will only listen from the leaders. No choice.

The words pass from one mouth to another mouth. Will the message still remains the same? Sharp and clear?

When a message turn sour or bad, are they consider a rumor since it is not true? Is this the way to form a rumor? Tom passed a message to Dick, later, Dick passed a message to Harry, soon, Harry passed a message to ...... The message change from one mouth to another mouth. What is next?

Will that be a message from the Prime Minister?

I doubted so.

Is time to bridge the gap? How? Will bridging the gap for a past leader's ruling and the new leader's ruling is a good research topic from the economics perspective?

Are you going to spend more money when you have such a change? If it is, should you implement the change? Is there a standard procedure to implement the change with the lowest cost? Is that a globalisation issue, so that you must change?

Who should set the rules? The United Nation? The World Federation? The Central Bank?

It is so interesting. I hope I can read some useful articles soon for my queries. I am just curious because I met some people who are complaining that they are so confused for some changes recently.

"We are confused. Our money and investment go down to the drain for a slightly change. We need your helps. Is there a bridging the gap program for the change?"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Slower Walker

"I am a slow walker, but I never walk back."
Abraham Lincoln - 16th President Of The United States of America


“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.”

—Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981); pacifist, peace-activist

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The 25th Tunku Abdul Rahman Lecture

Tunku Abdul Rahman Lecture is 39 years old. Malaysian Institute of Management has invited DYTM Raja Muda Perak, Raja Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah to deliver a Tunku Abdul Rahman lecture, "Imbued with Integrity, Endowed with Ethics: Foundation for Managing Malaysia through Enlightened, Value-Driven Leadership" on 5th August 2009 at Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

See you there! It is a great networking opportunity.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire - Review

I had an invitation from a new friend for a movie in October 2009 in central London. Unfortunately, I had an emergency matter. I was back in Malaysia with only an SMS saying, "I'm sorry. I cannot go to the movie. Shall I send you a review when I have a chance to watch the movie?" I tried to contact him again when I was in London a few months ago. I could not reach him using email and his mobile phone number. In short, "Slumdog Millionaire" is a good movie. It passed a message to the audiences that a boy was born and grown in the slums of Mumbai could be smarter than lawyers and doctors by winning the game event, ‘Who wants to be a millionaire?’. He won twenty-million Indian Rupees. He showed the audiences that his knowledge was better than lawyers and doctors even though he never had a chance to go through a formal education. Former education is very important. Unfortunately, not all human beings have the opportunity to enroll to formal schools. He gained the knowledge through his life in the slums, and the adventures on the road with his brother and his “love”.

It was unbelievable that the boy, Jamal Malik from the story won the game. The movie showed the ugly side of the human beings being the sour grapes because they did not understand why a boy was born and grown in slums could answer all the questions. The police arrested him for a night during the break towards the last question of the contest. The police suspected him of cheating. Also, the movie showed the violence of the police force towards a victim. The policemen should not beat him because he was not charged being found guilty yet. In additional, where were the human rights? “Should the policemen go for the course of Ethics and Professional Conduct? Is that right to beat people even though they are wrong?”

“Should you use a better method to ask questions instead of beating someone? It hurt physically and emotionally. He was innocent, and he was smart. He never cheated. Why did you want to suspect him? Why did you want to beat him? Why did you want to give him so much trouble?”

“I have a suggestion for the sour grapes. When you are not sure why people are very smart, kindly invite him for tea to ask him properly rather than asking the police to arrest him and accuse him of cheating. His reputation and trust were down the drains. Were there any compensation given?” “I would recommend all to watch the movie. Kindly purchase the original copy because the pirated one is not going to give you a very good sound effect. We need to support the original copies of production. Support the original copies!”

I hoped that the audience will get the following messages.

1. Love at first sight is very powerful. Love is without conditions.

2. Never look down at people who are not born in a good environment. These people might have many merit points for us to learn from them. They could be smarter than us.

3. Professionals such as lawyers, doctors, engineers and professors are job titles. It indicates intelligence and expertise in a particular field. Therefore, when we talk about life and other knowledge, we are all equal. Let's learn from each other about life and other knowledge. It is not professional to say, "You are a lawyer. How come you do not know this simple thing?" If you are a friend of the lawyer, kindly let the lawyer know what the simple thing is. Tell him how other people perceive from their perspective, and seek the lawyer's opinion to find out what his position and perspective are in a given situation.

4. "Sour grapes" is formed as a result of the people’s thinking are not matching the way it supposed to be. In other words, your expectation is not matching with the outcome of an event. For example, the policemen from the story perceived that only doctors and lawyers deserved to win the game, "Who wants to be a millionaire?". The policemen perceived that only doctors and lawyers were smart. They perceived that a boy who was born and grown up in slums of Mumbai was definitely a cheater. Thus, there were unnecessary suspicion and violence inflicted on the victim. Why not one tries to understand him, understand how he grew up and his life experiences?

5. It is urgency to form the Ethics and Professional Conduct Law. A fine system is necessary for how people talk, and how people perceive. It is not an offence. It is just like a punishment for non-professional people, and, the non-professional attitude has jeopardized others' image, reputation and trust. The people who are non-professional judge a scenario with wrong reasoning methods and also, they do not understand the whole picture. Thus, you should not make a conclusion when you are not informed with enough information.

If you have done the mentioned mistake, kindly change your mindsets. If it is within your capacity, kindly give necessary compensation.

It was something funny when you heard some extremely intelligent people in certain fields gave comments on their country's government. These people did not understand the meaning of Accounting and Business, but, they could judge people were corrupted when they knew some former politicians have millions in their bank account. At the first place, how did they know that they had that amount of money? Was the banker ethical and professional?

Let me show you a simple calculation without any bank interest, life insurance, bonds, blue chips and properties ownership for a normal individual who has an income of ten thousand Ringgit Malaysia per month for ten years. The ten thousand Ringgit Malaysia is the net income because he or she has a company car and a company house. The food and traveling expenses are provided. One hundred and twenty months multiply ten thousand Ringgit Malaysia equal to one million and two hundred thousand. According to some insurances, bonds and blue chips investment projection, they show minimum of forty percent to a maximum of four hundred percent as the investment return. It is not strange when a person who used to work for ten years with ten thousand Ringgit Malaysia monthly salaries will have a few millions in a bank account.

The investor was not corrupted, understand? The investor was wise in investing. As a result of your suspicion and your stupidity to listen to rumors, the investor has a reduced in reputation and trust. “You may start to learn how to become a smart investor. Should government servants and policemen attend business and investment courses?”

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


"Peace begins with a smile."
-- Mother Teresa

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Successful Day

“If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.”

—Alex Noble

Friday, May 29, 2009

Welcome to Malaysia!

Selamat Datang! It means "Welcome" in Malay Language. Malay Language is the National Language of Malaysia. You may get a return Malaysia Airline flight ticket from London to Kuala Lumpur at 399* pounds.

To begin with, you may not used to the hot and humid weather in Malaysia. Therefore, I suggest that you stay at the Genting Highland Resorts. There is a budget hotel called First World. The temperature at the hill side is lower. It is cold. It is the Spring/ early Summer in London. Besides, Genting Highlands is an entertainment city. There are some Casinos there. You might have the only reason to stay there, i.e. the weather is cold. It is about an hour coach journey from Genting Highland to Golden Triangle.

You may choose to stay in Hilton Kuala Lumpur or Le Meriden Hotel at KL Sentral. These 2 hotels are the most accessible hotels from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) using KLIA Express or Transit. If you like something near the shopping complex. I suggest that you stay at Mandarin Oriental, Sunway Lagoon Resorts, One World Hotel, Westin Hotel, J W Marriot and Prince Hotel. If you prefer prince or princes feeling's accommodation, kindly contact Palace of Golden Horses.

You may start your journey in a tropical country, i.e. Malaysia. You need to drink a lot of water because you will sweat easily. I only suggest you drink the bottle or mineral water selling in the shop. You may travel with Air Asia or "Discover Malaysia Pass" from Malaysia Airline within Malaysia. Discover Malaysia Pass costs USD 199 and it means 3 domestic flights. You can fly to Kuching, Miri and Kota Kinabalu. You may just use the Monorail and Light Rail Transit (LRT) to travel around Kuala Lumpur.

Also, Malaysia is the Center Hub of Asia. You may travel to other ASIAN countries using budget airline, Air Asia. You may fly to Taiwan, Bali, Indonesia, Beijing, China, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Thailand, Japan, Korea and a few cities in Australia.

In Malaysia, first, you can join the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009 on 28th June 2009.

Second, you need to hang around Golden Triangle for shopping and good food in Asia. I suggest that you look for "Jalan Alor" for some hawkers food. Yummie! Later, you can hop in to some of the five star hotels' restaurants. You may pay a visit to Cyberjaya and Putrajaya. It is the "Silicon Valley" and e-government hub in Malaysia. The "pink" Mosque draws the most of my attention. The architecture of the building is very impressive. It is a research destination for Modern Building Architecture in 20 Century.

Third, you may fly to Miri, Sarawak, cross the border to Brunei for 2-day 3-night tour. After that, you may fly from Miri to Mulu. You may observe the Mulu Caves. There are 4 large caves. And, they are amazing. Remember to check in to Royal Mulu Resort.

Fourth, you may fly to Kuching, Sarawak for Rainforest World Music Festival on 10-12 July 2009. After the festival, you may go to Bako National Park to see wildball and rock statues. Remember to try the Sarawak Traditional Massage in Kuching. Call a Taxi and ask for Tribal Remedy at Chonglin Park.

Fifth, you may spend a few days in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. You may hike the Kinabalu Mountain and do the water rafting. You may check in to Nexus Resort Karambunai. Remember to book early for the hotel, moutain hiking and the water rafting. Later, you can fly to Tawau, take a boat to Sipadan Island for snorkeling and Scuba Diving.

Sixth, you may fly back to Kuala Lumpur. You can rent a car and drive to Penang Island and Singapore. Remember to check-in to Jerejak Resort and Spa in Penang. Next, you may keen to drive from Singapore to the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Remember to do some islands hoping to start at Kuala Terengganu. Some must go islands are Redang Island, Tioman Island, Kapas Island, Perhentian Island, Small and Large Island. You may fly to Langkawi and stay at Four Seasons Resort. Also, you can drive to Teluk Batik, Perak. From there, you can take a Feri to Pangkor Island. You may stay at Pangkor Laut Resort. You may visit Malacca, the historical city. You will observe some evidences from Holland, Portugal, .......

You may consider a night stay at Avalion Village Resort at Port Dickson. If you prefer a French-theme resort, kindly visit Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi.
Before I forget, Europcar has a regional office in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia's National Car, Proton and Perodua series are to let too.

Lastly, you may rest at Kuala Lumpur for a few days before you go back to London. It should be more than a month tour. I hope you enjoy a summer in Malaysia. Try to travel in a group of 4. Solo back-packing and couple traveling are not too bad.

I will be in Malaysia for a couple of weeks. Try to call me. I should be around to show you some interesting restaurants.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Personal Quote

"I always believe there must be reasons behind why people were not behave or acted as such.  I empathy them and I try to help if it is within my capacity. I am curious to know why, but, I would wait for them to tell me instead of asking them." 
—Wong Hui Shin; Lecturer, former Software Development Engineer

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Personal Quote

"I believe Internet is a safe place for human beings to interact, grow and seek for wisdom.  And, it definitely not a place to loss your reputation and attract more risks in life." 
—Wong Hui Shin; Lecturer, former Software Development Engineer

Thursday, May 7, 2009

State of London Debate 2009

I am looking forward to join the crowd.  

I have a lot to tell about my "London Experience"!  

Date: Saturday 9th May, 
Venue: Queen Elizabeth II conference centre, 
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2009

Let's go to Kuala Lumpur. I am heading back to Malaysia for the KL Marathon 2009. See you there!

Let's walk or run slowly till the end. I am sure we can make it within 6 hours. It is 42 km! It is a very hot and humid run.

Monday, March 23, 2009


"Nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning you give it. If you don't like the way you're feeling, change the meaning." - Anthony Robbins

"The secret of success is learning to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that you are in control of your life. If you don't life controls you" - Anthony Robbins.

Monday, February 16, 2009

14th February 2009 - The Valentine's Day

I was not alone, however, I had a group of single young people, stars and snowdrops around me with a series of planned activities. About 20 of us from Raleigh UK travelled from all over United Kingdom to participate a 3-day 2-night community project at Hanwell Castle, Banburry, Oxfordshire. We worked on a valentine bridge, valentine steps, transplanted snowdrops, kept the garden clean...... It was a lot of hard works, teamwork and a friendship gathering. We pledged to visit this place again with our Mr. Right and Ms. Left when true love showered us.

The journey started with a few emails to confirm the community project and a few calls to set an appointment to wait at Marylebone railway station. We traveled on Friday evening to Banburry. After that, we had dinner at a classy restaurant called The Moon and Six Pence. We slept at Hanwell Village Hall for 2 nights under zero degree Celcius. It was really cold.

On 14th Feb, we woke up for self-prepared breakfast. We had packed lunch after some hard works done. We have ended the work of the day at 4.00p.m.. Later, we proceeded to an English pub, The White Horse for live Six Nations Championship, beers and blackcurrant juice. We went back to the hall for our group ping pong championship and Bolognese spaghetti cooking session at the kitchen. It was a fantastic dinner.

The coming day, we finished our works on the ground, packed and went back by train with sweet memories. Friendship forever!


Hanwell Observatory

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Incredible Train Journey from Chennai to Margao, Margao to Mathura, Mathura to Agra and Agra to New Delhi - an estimated 4300 KM

A very friendly tour agent near the entrance of Chennai Central gave me some tour information with a touchy hand. She ran her hand along my arm, from my arm to my back. I was not very happy, in fact, I was offended. The way she acted was just like a low quality man who was trying to take advantages of a woman. I had a hard time figuring out why she wanted to do that. Later, I just accepted that it was the way she reacted as a friendly person. I showed an angry face with a very big reaction. She sensed my unhappiness straight away, and she responded with a spit. I just said thank you and got myself away from that place within a second. I was safe.

Next, I walked into Chennai Central. It was amazing. I met a lady at the ticket booking office for foreigners. She was the best. She was a very professional and quality individual. She helped foreign visitors to book their trains. She booked me the trains I wanted within a very short time, and I loved her job efficiency. I told her that I wanted to reach New Delhi for a connecting flight to London, and I requested first class trains or the best class which was available at that time. "Ms. Wong, welcome to India, and I hope that you will have a wonderful stay. I know that you are a good lecturer," she said. I was blushing and nodding with thanks. I guessed she must be my student’s family member.

I was there to wait for my turn, and the queue was very long. I was the only Chinese lady, and I was alone, therefore, I attracted unnecessary attention from those people who were waiting for the booking. I met some new friends there. I met an English man, two Russians, two Albanians, four Pakistanis, three Arabs and two Italians.

First, an extremely interesting English man introduced himself. He was about sixty years old. He introduced himself as the "last" in the country. I was surprised why an individual had such a low self-esteem.

I replied, and I said, "Nice to meet you. I am a Malaysian with a big mission to work for a better world. How can I help you?"

After that, he responded with an angry face, "You're a Chinese in Malaysia. You have no power. Malaysia means Muslims’ world."

"What? I think you must be mistaken. Malaysia is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-lingual country. We have equal rights in Malaysia. Power is gained only for respectful individuals. No races involved," I said strongly.

Later, he tried to argue. I did not have any intention to continue the never ending conversation. I just apologized, and I told him that I needed a rest because I had a long flight. He continued his own speech, and I just kept quiet. He mumbled something to me which I did not quite catch. I heard something like I was silly because I chose to have a transit in India.

Well, I never mentioned anything about my self-help research on the solution of miscommunication. He tried to talk to one Arab couple and they shouted at him. "Mind your own business. Did your mom tell you that not to talk to strangers?"

The English man kept quiet.

I was stunned.

Later, two Pakistanis shouted at him. "Keep your mouth shut. Mind your own business." I felt pity for him as he was a friendly person, but, from the others' perspective, they could not accept him as a friendly person.

I prayed for him that he will gain back his self-esteem and confidence. My advice to him was to stay in his country to build a career, and at the same time he should get rid of his negative attitude. Talking positively has its merits definitely.

At the same time, the two Russians tried to get some information from me. They wanted to travel with me. Of course, I welcomed them to join me. Three of us went to Chennai Market.

I had a good experience and a bad experience in Chennai Market for a cloth and a stitch. I loved my white dress, and it was made by a professional Indian man. And, I hated the blue blouse which was stitched by a European Muslim. She charged me eighty Indian Rupees. However, I did not like it for she was not able to sew a straight line on my dress. It was too bad because there was no money back guarantee. It was cheap undeniably but I would prefer to request a better quality even with a higher price.

An auto-rickshaw which I paid and arranged earlier was not present. I was almost late to catch a train. I had to get another driver to send me to Chennai Central. When I reached the train station, a baggage carrier just lifted my baggage without my permission, and he ran very fast to the train platform. I ran after him aggressively, and I shouted at him. "Hey! My baggage! Please give it back. Stop!" He make me ran after him, and eventually, he stopped. He checked on my train ticket. He pointed at the list which was pasted on the train's body, and he asked, "Is this your name?" I replied, "Yes". He quickly ran into the train, and searched for my seat. "Ms. Wong, here is your seat. It is one hundred and fifty Indian Rupees, please. " After I gave him the money, he thanked me, and he went off. The train departed after a second. "Oh! Thank you, my Lord. I am on time," I said. I sweated and breathed frequently after the run.

The train travelled towards Canacona Station. I was very disappointed because the lady told me that she would give me the best seats. Unfortunately, her definition of the best sounded wrong to me. I talked to the conductor who was in-charge to change my seat for a better compartment. I wanted an air conditional compartment but the conductor did not come back to me. I just accepted on what I had. It was four decks of old beds with ceiling fans. I slept at the third deck. “Thank you for a safe journey with quality people around me.”

I met four quality Indians, one English man and one French man on the train. Simson, Gilbert, Edward, Fernandes, a college lecturer and a round-the-world traveler. We had some conversation about the India Government, Christianity, meditation, yoga, Malaysian, Buddhism, agriculture, Mumbai, Manglore and seafood. I voiced my concern about some Christians who practiced meditation and yoga. They are Christians. However, they were agreeing the Christians who were practicing meditation and yoga. I was really happy with the response. I told them that I liked Buddhism as a philosophy of life, and I believed in God. They urged me to understand more about my talents, and needed not to worry about which religion I should believe in. They said there were terms called primary religion and secondary religion for an individual. Well, they solved my problem. It was good news for me.

Moving on, I got myself off at Canacona Station. The French man and I shared an auto-rickshaw to Palolem beach. After that, we lost touch since we checked in different guest houses due to individual preference and budget constraints. I forgot his name. I hoped we could meet again in the future. It was convenient for me to hang out at the nearest restaurant from Francisco and Marie guest house. I had my dinner with three Korean ladies. They ordered Kingfisher beers and some snacks. I had a Coke and a seafood platter. A Korean was on six months unpaid leave from Honda, Japan. She was an engineer there. She was on her plan to round the world alone in six months, and she hoped to meet her dream man. Another two Koreans were students. They wanted to know more about the world. The following day, I went to the same restaurant for my dinner. It was a seafood platter and an apple lassie. Four French men ordered Foster and some snacks for a girl friend's birthday celebration. One French man caught my attention because he seemed like a friend of mine, a Malaysian with heavy make-up. We had a great dinner. He sat next to me, and we had a lot to talk. We spoke American English. Hopefully, we could meet in Beijing in July 2009.

In my train Journey from Margao to Mathura, I met an Indian who could speak Malay. He worked with the Indian Government. He was a sailor. He was posted to Jakarta, Indonesia for two years. Therefore, he had picked up the Malay Language. Later, I met a very helpful textile businessman. He helped me to plan my day trip at New Delhi. I had a map. Three of us had a fantastic conversation about Malaysia, Malaysian, Tun Dr. Mahathir, Vision 2020, agriculture, Indian sarees, Indian food, chapati, Agra and Taj Mahal. They helped me to get out from the train at Mathura for a shorter distance to Agra for Taj Mahal.

I had a short trip to Sri Krishna Temple with a trishaw. It was run by a very professional man. I was impressed because he sent me to the destination with a small amount of money. Soon, I got myself on a train from Mathura to Agra. Upon arrival, I met a young American, another round-the-world traveler when I wanted to purchase my ticket to New Delhi at 6 a.m. on the following day. We agreed to travel together for budget reason. We thought of seeing the Taj Mahal before sunset, but, unfortunately, the gate was closed. We cancelled the train tickets, and he decided to stay a few more days since he really liked Agra. I just made a single purchase. I went to New Delhi the following day for my flight to London. We checked in a recommended accommodation by Lonely Planet. We asked for two single rooms. I requested for a morning call at 5.45 a.m. because I wanted to be the first person to see the Taj Mahal in the morning. We had a simple and nice vegetarian dinner at an Indian restaurant, and we had a lot to talk about Ph.D., research, military, internet security, NASA, George Washington, George Mason, Software Defined Radio, Satellites, his profession, national defense investigator, and my profession, lecturer. He mentioned his passion about teaching and Australians. He said,” Australians are unique. They are a combination of characters from the east and west. They are elegant and a bit wild character.”

He wished to fall in love in Australia. I wished him all the best. Later, twenty Indian entrepreneurs are parked into my memory. I knew them in an occasion. I was impressed with their spirits to provide more jobs. Some of them are undergraduates from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT). They had their entrepreneur journey under some Professors' supervision.

“All the best!”

“I hope that we can meet again in near future when we have accumulated more wealth for a better society. It is a special thank you for the inspirational talks and entrepreneurial experience,” I said.

“Thank you very much!” I thanked them gratefully.

Indira Gandhi International Airport

Indira Gandhi International Airport meant a lot to me. It stood for revolution, friendship, humanity, human rights, hopes, a new world and a change to make a difference. It was a fantastic experience. We had discussed Mother Teresa and Barack Obama. We were referring to some new friends whom I had met along my journey to London.

"I do not have thirty Indian Rupees. Can I give you the same value in another currency?" I said.

"No worries, you may take a seat. I hope that you will enjoy your trip to London," said a boy at the waiting area in the airport. Later, he offered me a dinner. I truly appreciated what he did.

"Thank you!" I wished him a truly happy life. He was a friendly and understanding Indian who created a sweet memory for a Malaysian.

I met many Indians in India. However, I would like to highlight one man and one woman to appreciate their contribution to the society. Her father was very proud of her, and his wife would support whatever he did for a better community.

The woman was the only Asian who was working on Children's Rights Legal Aid in Kenya. She ran a law firm in Kenya, was hoping to make a difference for Children in the world. She told me about the eighty enthusiasts cum lawyers who would like to make a difference for children in Africa. They offered free legal services and free court representations for children in need.

She also told me about Barack Obama's home town and his little house. Everyone was very proud especially a black, i.e. Barack Obama got the America Presidentship, and his report to work officially at the Oval Office a reality. It was the beginning of a revolution with a black as the President. I understood what happened and, I tried to help if it were within my capability. I was listening!

I was very glad and happy to meet her because we had common interests to make a difference for children in the world. I had mentioned to her about the Kiwanis International, "serving the children of the world." She was interested. She urged me to start a legal aid for children in Malaysia. I told her that, Malaysia needed a legal aid for women particularly in sexual harassment related issues. I mentioned to her that the BAR Council in Malaysia was very efficient, and the organization aimed for justice and fairness. Her invitation for me to go to Kenya was accepted. I would definitely visit her in Kenya when I had some time buffers since I committed to some important responsibilities this year, i.e. I needed to get an enrollment for a Ph.D. Program in a university. I hoped to visit her this year.

“Woman, good job!”

Yale Law School initiated representing children worldwide programs particularly mentioned about the needs of help from the children in Kenya, which focused on the childcare and protection in year 2005. He was excellent. He had the God's calling to serve the community.

“Man, good job!”

He is an Indian who holds an Italy passport. He has his wife to be with him all the time. They are a very lovely couple. He is related to one of the missionaries of charity which is guided by Mother Teresa, and he has the calling to continue Mother Teresa's good work for the poor, sick, orphaned and dying.

“Hey! My name is Wong Hui Shin. Nice to meet you! I want to join the team when I complete my responsibilities in London and Malaysia. I also want to meet my soul mate. I want to follow my husband for some good work for the society if I have a chance to get into a marriage.”

“Must he be a Christian?”

“I guess it is not a must because I believe all religions play an important role in society, but, he must believe that God creates us, and He arranges everything for us.”

Mother Teresa was international famous in the seventies for humanities and charities. She started her charity work in India. She is an Albanian who has Indian citizenship. I like Mother Teresa's spirit to help the poor. She has created the ripple effects to spread the compassion to those in need. The Qatar Airways staffs were very helpful, and they were willing to provide solutions for their customers. I took a Swiss knife in my hand carry without my knowledge. The knife was advised by the security that I should check-in because it was prohibited in a hand carry. It was fair enough. I called the Qatar Airways staffs, and they managed to get it sorted out.

“Thank you very much, Qatar Airways for a fantastic experience.”

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


“Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.”

—John J. McCloy (1895-1989); lawyer and banker, former political advisor 

"Life always grow at every minute. Today's you is always better than Yesterday's you.  We aim for future and our goals.  Past is a history and it meant for learning from mistakes and grow bigger and longer now, tomorrow and in future." 

—Wong Hui Shin (2005-now); lecturer, former Software Development Engineer

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Cooking On a Budget

Times are hard, but your taste buds shouldn't have to suffer even though your bank balance might be. When it comes to food, cutting costs doesn't have to mean cutting corners. A little ingenuity goes a long way and we've come up with some resourceful recipes that will leave your finances intact.

By Linda Smith

One-Dish Chicken and Rice (Asopao de Pollo)

We've used our imagination to turn a (budget-friendly) family favorite, chicken and rice, into a sizzling stew. Start by using chicken thighs, or turkey, and a basic tomato sauce, and let the herbs and spices do the rest. All this tasty dish needs is some chile peppers, oregano, and a dash of paprika and you are halfway to a delicious, spiced-up supper.


1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
2 1/4 pound(s) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
4 Anaheim or poblano chile peppers, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon(s) dried oregano, crushed
1 teaspoon(s) sweet paprika
1 teaspoon(s) salt
1 can(s) tomato sauce
1 tomato, chopped
1 can(s) pimientos, rinsed
8 pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced
2 tablespoon(s) capers, rinsed
8 cup(s) water
2 1/2 cup(s) brown rice
2/3 cup(s) packed chopped fresh cilantro

1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken, chiles, onion, oregano, paprika and salt and cook, stirring, until the onions have softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
2. Add tomato sauce, tomato, pimientos, olives, capers and water and bring to a boil. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until the sauce is thick, the rice is tender and the chicken is cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes. Stir in cilantro and serve.
3. Note: Anaheim chiles (a.k.a. New Mexico chiles) are 7 to 10 inches long, ripen from green to red and are mildly spicy. Poblano peppers (sometimes called pasilla peppers) are dark green in color, about 6 inches long and can be fiery or relatively mild; there's no way to tell until you taste them. The two can be used interchangeably and are found at most large supermarkets.
Nutritional Information(per serving)

Calories 451
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 635mg
Total Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary Fiber --
Sugars --
Protein 30g
Calcium --
Potato, Mushroom, and Chicken Hash

Always a brunch favorite, hash is a hearty dinner option as well. You might top each serving with a fried egg. The yolk makes a silky sauce for every bite it touches.
2 pound(s) boiling potatoes, peeled and cut into
3/4-inch pieces 4 tablespoon(s) cooking oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 pound(s) mushrooms,
cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/3 pound(s) boneless,
skinless chicken breasts (about 4) cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 teaspoon(s) salt 1/4 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
1/4 cup(s) heavy cream
2 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh parsley

1. Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan of salted water. Bring to a boil and simmer until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Drain.
2. In a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Add the onion, garlic, and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are browned, about 6 minutes. Add the chicken, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the pepper, and the thyme. Sauté until the chicken is almost cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the mixture from the pan.
3. Wipe out the frying pan and then heat the remaining 3 tablespoons oil over moderately high heat. Add the drained potatoes and let cook, without stirring, for 6 minutes. Add the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, stir the potatoes, and cook until well browned, about 4 minutes longer. Stir in the chicken and mushrooms, the cream, and the parsley. Cook until just heated through, 1 to 2 minutes longer.
4. Test-Kitchen Tip: This is the perfect place to use leftover cooked turkey or chicken. Just toss it in at the end with the mushrooms.
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