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Barely a roof over their heads


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Barely a roof over their heads
By Zan Azlee

In Wangsa Maju, a township in our city of Kuala Lumpur, there is a beautiful residential area filled with large villa-like bungalows and sidewalks that are lined with colourful flowers. A quick check online for the market price of one of these units reveals that the average price for a unit is around RM3 million.

It seems that Malaysians, and KL-ites, would have a decent quality of life in this day and age.

If you walk just 10 metres down from the entrance of this residential area, you will come to a small bush area. Walk in about 50 metres and you will come to a small clearing with a shack in the middle. You will find a smiling elderly man about mid-70s of age dressed shabbily (you would have to get through two barking dogs first!). [Click to read the full article and view the photos at English.AstroAwani.Com]

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Pakchic says: Sacrificing so my daughter can have a best friend


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Pakchic says: Sacrificing so my daughter can have a best friend
By Zan Azlee

We live far from where we work. We work in the city and we live on the outskirts. But that’s what we can afford. It’s a trade-off between travel distance and a bit of space and solitude.

When Athena turned two years old, my wife and I decided to send her to play school because she’s a really active and playful girl and it seemed like she would be bored at home all day.

We did a little bit of research and settled for a school near where we work in the city. We liked the teachers, students and it also meant that it was easy for us to send her in the morning.

The only problem was the fact that one of us had to leave work in the middle of the day when her school ended to fetch her and send her home.

Did I mention we live far from work? So what that means is that either my wife and I will have to spend an extra two hours commuting every day.

This extra two hours is in addition to the one hour we take to travel to work in the morning and another hour back from work in the evening (this is with heavy traffic of course).

In the beginning, it was alright. We were excited to see Athena so happy going to school and making friends. And we thought it was worth the effort.

Then the second year of school came about. Exhaustion started to creep into our lives as the extra commute starting taking it’s toll on us. [Click to read the full article at MakChic.Com]

The Fat Bidin Vox Pop (Ep 7) – How Do I Raise an Independent Daughter?


Gender equality was the theme at Art For Grabs, so we went around asking… “How DO you raise an independent daughter?”

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The Fat Bidin Vox Pop (Ep 6) – Who is the Menteri Besar of Selangor?


The entire week was chaos for the Selangor state government. Accusations of corruption, orders to step down from power, media statements by boring politicians every hour. And finally a sacking! Damnnnn!!!

We had trouble figuring out what’s going on ourselves, so we thought maybe the public could explain it to us…

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The Fat Bidin Vox Pop (Ep 5) – Ibrahim Ali goes international! What do Malaysians think of dogs?


Ibrahim Ali recently graduated from local media to international news… claiming that the use of cute and adorable Scottish Terrier dogs during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games was disrespectful to Islam. We spend an evening by the lake at Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam, to find out people’s perception of Islam’s view on dogs.

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