History 101: Japanese Fascinating Tactical War in Malaya & Singapore 1941

Singapore Burning Japanese World War 2 Colin Smith Tactics Books

If one wants to read about the Japanese attack on Malaya and subsequently British stronghold in the Far East, Singapore and how they won the battle, this book titled “Singapore Burning: Heroism And Surrender In World War II” by Colin Smith is a great read.

The 620++ pages analyses in the detail the British High Command’s decisions and blunders that caused the fall of Singapore causing almost 85,000 Allied soldiers to be captured as prisoners of war.

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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.

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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. It was a big station those days but it has now somehow reduced in size. It is however still at the same place since the day we moved into this neighbourhood more than 40 years ago. Image source: Google Street.

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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. I had always found some similarities between the military and the kind of work I do. Well think about – every time I go out for projects, there is no difference with the military going for a critical mission. Both have specific objectives, timeline and always comprised of trained and specialised team members.

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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.

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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. Image source: NDTV

It gets worse:-

The head of Pakistan-administered Kashmir has warned that a deteriorating security situation along and across the disputed border with India had the potential to escalate into a nuclear conflict that could reshape the world as we know it.

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It is estimated that both India and Pakistan have about 150 nuclear warheads each and they have gone war with each 4 times (1947, 1965, 1971 & 1999) since separation. So it is a great concern when talks of escalation and use of nuclear arsenal is widely spoken since Article 370 removal was done.

But what is the Article 370 and why some countries are not happy with it?

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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. Being a good friend of my dad, he often cut our hair as short as possible even though we tried our best to get him to cut in the latest styles.

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World News 2016: BREXIT: The Day Britain Exited Out of EU

Brexit is indeed something historic…

BREXIT

Who & Why – from BBC:-

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