Friday, August 19, 2016

Language Hacking with Benny Lewis

I was very excited when I saw this...

And so...

I'm looking forward to participating in the language hacking starting next week with the gang! More coming soon.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

WOMEN OF BRUNEI, by C├ęcile Castilla & Nicola Lynskey

I couldn't resist buying this book, Women of Brunei, when I saw it at the Brunei International Airport waiting for a flight home to Singapore. It's time to go home after a week of being in the peaceful and quiet country. I liked Brunei!

I was very pleased to learn there's a 50% discount for this book, so I bought it for only BND15 (approximately US$11). What a great bargain for such a nice book!

I love the stories of these women. Inspiring! The above are just two stories I've shared from the book and there are 19 more amazing ones.

I tried searching for this book on Amazon with the hope of sharing the book link, but no such luck. You can, however, get it on, a Brunei online bookstore.

From the book flap: 'Women of Brunei, Inspiring life stories,' is a moving journey into the lives of twenty one Bruneian women who all have one thing in common: a strong determination to achieve their goals. This is the underlying message throughout this book.

Chapter by chapter, the reader enters the lives of each of these amazing women: a prominent deputy minister, a diplomat, a market stall owner, an ambitious banker, a young rugby captain, a Royal Brunei Airlines captain, a military officer, a renowned pediatrician, a passionate teacher ... regardless of ethnic or social origin, regardless of age or task accomplished, they have all worked incredibly hard to get to where they are today. They are all Bruneian and all so proud of the fact that they live in Negara Brunei Darussalam, this multi-cultural country.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


A year ago, I started reading the Egypt Series by Wilbur Smith beginning with River God. I loved it to bits. Today, I restarted The Seventh Scroll, which in the past 360 days I'd read, then stopped, then attempted to start again, but stopped. I find it hard to get into the story because it's set in the modern days. I wanted more of Taita but what I'm getting instead, is the beautiful Egyptologist Royan Al Simma and a daring man Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper who joins her hunt for Pharaoh Mamose's tomb based on Taita's account.

Stopped a year ago at 49% of the novel, I very quickly caught up to 62% and it is my mission to finish reading it instead of chucking it completely. The thought to abandon this book came up so many times but I refused to yield. I suppose I will continue with this treasure hunt-themed book.

Have you read this series (or this book)? Do you like it?