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Maid

I'm on leave today.On an unrelated news, I read about a Singaporean pouring boiling water
onto her maid's genital and extracting her two front teeth with
pliers. Such cruelty and inhuman act.Just yesterday, a friend proclaimed that she want to kill her maid.I believe that maids bring out the worst behaviour out of someone. We
forget our humanity when we have complete power to lord over someone.
My friend is the nicest lady I know and yet her maid could turn her
into a monster.That is also one of the reasons I'm not using a maid. To save myself
and also to discourage these negative learning by little sen.--
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RIP Harry....

Our dog, Harry, was attacked and killed this morning by a neighbour dog. It's sad. He was minding his own business, going for his morning walk, on a leash, with my father when the neighbour dog attacked. My father tried to push the dogs apart, fortunately, they didn't bite him, but the evil dog leapt and lunged at Harry. He bled a lot and after 3 or 4 vicious bites at the back and thigh, he lied motionless by the roadside.

My father thought he's still breathing and rushed him to the vet. At 7am in the morning, no vets were opened so they went to the 24-hour vet hospital in Jalan Ipoh, near Pekeliling. By the time they reached the hospital, Harry's eyes and tongue turned black and he passed away. The doctor said that if he were much younger, he would have survived the bites but because Harry's so old, it's impossible for him to sustain the injury.

The neighbour was very sorry - not their fault, actually - she was reversing her car and had her autogate open at that…
Read this in my email this morning:
(one of my readers need this .. hope she will read it and reflect)

This was a speech made by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anna Quindlen at the graduation ceremony of an American university where she was awarded an Honorary PhD..

"I'm a novelist. My work is human nature. Real life is all I know. Don't ever confuse the two, your life and your work. You will walk out of here this afternoon with only one thing that no one else has. There will be hundreds of people out there with your same degree: there will be thousands of people doing what you want to do for a living. But you will be the only person alive who has sole custody of your life. Your particular life. Your entire life. Not just your life at a desk or your life on a bus or in a car or at the computer. Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart. Not just your bank accounts but also your soul.

People don't talk about the soul very much anymore. It's so much eas…