Robert's Fiction

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lottery Scams

LOTTERY SCAMS I have been receiving lottery scams almost daily and I'm sick of them. The story is almost the same all the time - my email address has been picked as the winner or the nominee to receive millions of dollars of prize money or unclaimed assets of a wealthy prince/businessman who has... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

A Commander should be well forward.

A Commander Should be Well Forward In an Infantry Section and Platoon, the doctrine says that a Commander should be well forward so that he is able to read a situation and react to it quickly. How far forward is forward.....1st man, 2nd man, 3rd man, 4th man......... What do you think? Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

How much are we worth?

How much are we worth? A well-known speaker started off his seminar by: holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, 'Who would like this $20 bill?' Hands started going up. He said, 'I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Arranged Marriages

Arranged Marriages Arranged marriages are uncommon in Malaysia's society nowadays. A few decades ago maybe, but not now as the new generation prefer to look for their own life partners themselves. I was therefore surprised when an old friend asked for my help to look for a husband for his daughter.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Legendary Stories of the Ibans of Sarawak, Malaysia.

The Legendary Ibans (Dayaks) of Sarawak. Part One The Long House Once called the Sea Dayaks, the Ibans of Sarawak is the largest single community in Sarawak, the Eastern State of Malaysia. The majority of them are Christians - all due to the influx of christian missionaries who set up missionary... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Golf is Getting More Difficult to Enjoy

Golf is Getting More Difficult to Enjoy For the first time in my life, I couldn't bear the scorching heat of the sun despite riding a buggy during a game of golf with friends today (October 27, 2007). I have not played golf for a few months - there is no encouragement and motivation to. I am at the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Confession of a Slash and Burn Rice Cultivator

As a five-year old kid, fifty years ago, I used to accompany my father to the hills a few hours away from our long house in Sarawak. He was going to clear a jungle patch by the side of a hill for him to plant his rice. It usually was an annual affair. Paddy planting was done once a year (it still is... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Life on Earth is so Brittle

Life is so Brittle Since I and my wife had moved to our present house four years ago, we had befriended most of our neighbours. Even our immediate neighbour who was at one time our staunch enemy is now our best friend who never fail to give us whatever extra cookies and cakes she bakes. One... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cameron Highland

A view from one of the hotels Cameron Highland,Malaysia My last visit to Cameron Highland, one of the hill resorts in Malaysia was 15 years ago. Since then, it had undergone tremendous changes. Contrary to media reports that the climate had become warmer due to extensive jungle clearing, to give way... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Pass It On

Pass It On…. He was tired and aching and on his way home from a long day at work, so he almost didn't see the old lady stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His old Pontiac was still... Sign in to see full entry.

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