History 101: Marshal Of France – Hubert Lyautey The French Empire Builder

French Foreign Legion Louis Hubert Gonzalve Lyautey Morocco

One of the best books that I bought in the last Big Bad Wolf Book Sales was called “Our Friends Beneath the Sands: The French Foreign Legion in France’s Colonial Conquests 1870-1935” which focuses on the French Foreign Legion’s participation in Algeria, Vietnam (back then Indochina), Madagascar and Morocco. Image source: Amazon.… [Click to read the rest] “History 101: Marshal Of France – Hubert Lyautey The French Empire Builder”

Childhood Memories: Part 28 – Revisiting Grandma’s Old Neighbourhood With Google Street

childhood neighbourhood grandmother

Continuing with the new idea of going through the neighbourhoods during my childhood, I decided to do one on my grandmother’s (from my mother’s side) old house and neighbourhood. Image source: Google Street.

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Childhood Memories: Part 27 – Revisiting The Old Neighbourhood With Google Street

google street childhood memories neighbourhood

The SHELL petrol station was actually the main landmark on the main old road between the city of Kuala Lumpur and the port town of Klang. We often refer to the petrol station when someone wants to come to our house in the old neighbourhood. It is directly on the opposite side of the neighbourhood.… [Click to read the rest] “Childhood Memories: Part 27 – Revisiting The Old Neighbourhood With Google Street”

Military 101: The Agile, Beloved F-5E The Tiger II Fighter

RMAF TUDM F-5E Freedom Fighter

(Small, sleek, agile but seriously packed with a powerful punch, Northrop’s F-5E Tiger II – the Royal Malaysian Air Force’s first supersonic fighter jet and the first that was considered as the most advanced fighter jet in its inventory in the 1970s and 1980s. Image of the F-5F the two-seater variant source: Wikipedia)

I always have the special fondness when it comes to the military especially when it is related Malaysian military.… [Click to read the rest] “Military 101: The Agile, Beloved F-5E The Tiger II Fighter”

Changing Times: 1970s Kids vs 2000s Kids Part 2

kids

Continuing from Part 1, things have certainly changed on the aspect of parenting & how kids behave once we have passed the new millennium. In the age of information, the conventional method of parenting had altered to a large extent. Infographic source: www.pinterest.com

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Changing Times: 1970s Kids vs 2000s Kids Part 1

kids

For those who were born in the 1970s, the best years of their lives (other than when your kids were born) would have been the 1980s, the year when we started schooling and also the year when we had the best music made – both Western and Tamil. Poster source: www.wrockshop.eu[Click to read the rest] “Changing Times: 1970s Kids vs 2000s Kids Part 1”

Boycott Malaysia 2019: Understand Outbursts On Article 370

India’s removal of special status under Article 370 to Jammu & Kashmir sparked protests namely from Pakistan and somehow by a weird sequence of events (maybe the stars were not lined properly), also led to a call to boycott Malaysian’s services & goods by Indians who were not happy with Dr M’s speech in UN.… [Click to read the rest] “Boycott Malaysia 2019: Understand Outbursts On Article 370”

Childhood Memories: Part 00 – Demise of the Indian Barber Shop

Indian Barber

Don’t think any Malaysians from my generation had not been to an Indian barber in the neighbourhood. Image (Source)

My first experience of going to a barber was back in the old neighbourhood where the barber was actually the neighbour who lived in the same row of houses like us.… [Click to read the rest] “Childhood Memories: Part 00 – Demise of the Indian Barber Shop”

Direction of a Nation Part 2

nation

(Here’s why we should go that extra mile to ensure science, technology and mathematics forms the bedrock of a nation instead of religion. Infographic source: http://visual.ly/transforming-science-education)

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