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Jokowi issues stern warning as riots rock Jakarta for second night, Straits Times said. You know what, there’s a lot of batik kebaya, batik shirt, batik sarong around town for this raya. Too many sellers. I said to my daughter, What?!? Why so many Jokowis. Daughter answered, Yup, this is sebijik batik jawa like the one Jokowi pakai, kawan kata batik tutup mayat. I replied, Oh that is batik lepas. 😀

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Agong’s father, former Pahang Sultan, dies at age 88. Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’adzam Shah was the fifth and former modern Sultan of Pahang, and also served as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia from 26 April 1979 to 25 April 1984. Al-Fatihah.

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In theory, getting richer is a simple calculation: earn more, spend less. But in practice, it’s harder than it sounds. 😦

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CHINA has spent nearly two decades building a digital wall between itself and the rest of the world, a one-way barrier designed to keep out foreign companies like Facebook and Google while allowing Chinese rivals to leave home and expand across the world. Now President Trump is sealing up that wall from the other side, New York Times has said.

Life without Google is normal in China. Some 1.4 billion Chinese people wake up each day to check WeChat instead of Gmail, navigate with Baidu instead of Google Maps, and watch videos on Youku instead of YouTube. But will the rest of the world want to buy phones that use only these Chinese alternatives?  Under a Trump administration blacklist, Huawei will have to either persuade consumers to do that, or scale down and limit itself to the Chinese market, LA Times said.

I’ll change phones or I’ll change my laptop, and all my photos stay. 

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KNM’s German subsidiaries have secured new credit facilities of up to €200 million from various financial institutions, which will be used to settle certain existing credit facilities. TheEdge has said. Credit can be good when used wisely.

At Bursa Malaysia today, semiconductor-related stocks Malaysian Pacific Industries Bhd (MPI) fell as much as 28 sen or 2.95% to RM9.22 while Inari Amerton Bhd dropped 11 sen or 7.33% after the US-China trade tension appeared to have escalated further amid US restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. How to deal with it? I have two ways. Solve it or Ignore it.

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Online shopping. You can buy KFC online via Lazada and skip the queues. Uhm that would definitely be a No. When I see a long queue, I tend to think the food is good. And I will join the queue. 

Declare assets to MACC? Dr M: All MPs, including opposition must declare assets https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/20/uncertain-over-asset-declaration/

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The question is, did they the MPs declare everything? I can make a declaration, but that does not mean I declared everything. Just saying! Everything unsaid can be guessed. Truth may not always be confessed. I think the news on the asset declaration is open to interpretation.

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H&M Group is one of the largest fashion retailers in the world, and while its namesake brand is globally recognized – H&M has over 4,400 stores in 72 countries around the world – its sister brands are not. Despite this, management see these as important tools for growth in the future, INSIDER said. Hey, even I pop into H&M sometimes. H&M, I think is an okay store. They have sales every time I go. However, like anything else in life, H&M may not be everyone’s cup of tea. 

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Positive News : Sarawak Plantation back in the black in 1Q on higher CPO sales. Pansar secures RM77.7m flood mitigation job in Sibu. Malaysia Airports gets ISO certification for anti-bribery management system. Negative News : Asian bonds see foreign outflows in April, trade war to hurt more. The news left us speechless. 😯

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A Lady of a Certain Age

The Free Dictionary says “a certain age” is a phrase “used to avoid saying that a person, usually a woman, is no longer young but is not yet old”.

But where is that certain place?

The Collins English Dictionary says: “of an unspecified age, but no longer young – usually said of women”.

Yes! I am a woman of a certain age and I am proud about it. Let’s talk about … everything but the kitchen sink!