Pauline Ijang and Arjan Metz flew all the way back from Holland to celebrate Gawai Dayak in Kapit.
Pauline was Premier Hotel's receptionist for almost three years before she was married to Arjan Metz, a Dutch. Pauline was a friendly, hardworking, reliable and efficient staff member. She was well liked by her colleagues.
Pauline comes back with her hubby every year for Gawai Dayak. She still cherishes the memories of her time at Premier Hotel.
On 21st May, she popped in with Arjan to see the old colleagues. We grabbed the opportunity to have a group photo with them in front of the reception counter.
The photo shows (from left to right) Yiin, Demi, Pauline, Arjan, me and Annie.
I wish Pauline and Arjan all the best!
By: Forrest Jones
Roiling capital markets aren't going to calm any time soon so investors would be better off putting their money in hard assets like gold, silver and agricultural commodities, says international investor Jim Rogers.
Greece is teetering on the brink of default, while the debt crisis appears to be spreading to Spain, as evidenced by a Moody's decision to cut ratings on 16 banks there.
"The world's got serious problems facing it, I don't particularly like saying it, but it's true," Rogers tells CNBC.com.
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"Unfortunately there will be more debt and currency turmoil to come."
Greece goes to the polls on June 17 to elect a new parliament, and many worry voters will elect enough leftist and other fringe politicians who favor ditching austerity measures in exchange for bailout money, which could precipitate the country's exit from the eurozone.
The euro has taken a pounding on European uncertainty lately and will continue to do so.
"I hope the euro survives, I think it will survive in some shape and form," Rogers says, adding he's avoiding equities right now.
"I own real assets because if the world economy gets better I'll make money because of shortages and if things get worse they'll print more money," Rogers says, referring to loose monetary policies designed to spur growth amid downturns, which push up commodities prices as a side effect.
Greeks pulled the euro equivalent of close to $1 billion out of the country's banks on one day alone recently, as worried depositors stock up on euros fearing the country will ditch the currency and revert to the drachma, which would be much weaker.
Continued withdrawals will bruise an already beleaguered financial system, experts say.
"If you have significant deposit withdrawals, that's difficult for any institution to overcome no matter the macroeconomic factors. Of course that's not even taking into account everything going on in Greece," says Kris Niswander, associate director of European financial institutions for SNL Financial, according to CNNMoney.
We celebrated Mother's Day this evening. As usual, it was a joint celebration for my mum and Yian's mum.
The evening was heartwarming. We had a great time with fine delicacies. After the meal, we spent a good time chatting, bringing back all the good memories.
Praise Lord that the celebration brought so much joy to all of us!
The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. By Kahlil Gibran, poet
Initially this project was known as Plaza Melati Condominium. Later it was renamed as Medan Mega Melati Condo. Now, finally, the developer settles the official project name on M3 Residency.
It has been a long wait for the launching, but it pays.
M3 is a vibrant integrated commercial development comprising 3-storey shopping mall with 412 units service apartments. The sizes ranging from 806, 925 and 1092 sq. ft. This development is sprawled over 3.14 acres of thriving land with a gross development value of RM260 million. Here you will discover a lifestyle of great convenience with everything under one roof for all. M3 is only approximately 250 meters walking distance from Taman Melati Putra LRT Station.
Mother's Day 2012 falls on 13th May, 2012, Sunday. Children throughout the world remember this day as a heartwarming occasion for their mums.
Sibu walks in tandem with the outside world in celebrating Mother's Day. Shopping centres, florists, restaurants and gift shops are gearing up for the big occasion.
Premier Hotel has come out with some specials for this occasion. On the eve of Mother's Day (12th May, 6.00pm - 9.00pm), Mother's Day International Buffet Dinner will be served at RM55nett per pax / RM36.5nett per senior citizen (55 years and above) and per child (4-12 years old).
On Mother's Day (13th May), we have set lunch (11.30am-2.00pm) available with two options, all with a minimum from two persons (Queen of Heart at RM58nett per person, and Mummy Dearest Set at RM38nett per person).
Mother's Day International Buffet Dinner will be served on Mother's Day (6.00pm-9.00pm) at RM55nett per pax/RM36.5 per senior citizen (55 years and above) and per child (4-12 years old).
Take your mum here for a special dining experience!
US Debt Clock
This is one of the best web sites I have used for reference. It constantly reminds the world of the dangers of high debts.
It also shows how open and transparent is US - not even a single cent of its debt is concealed. That is the beautiful side of this country!
Based on research by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, CNBC has ranked the world's top ten hottest real estate markets on which Malaysia takes the ninth spot.
The list comprises ten countries judged on their average growth in housing prices from Q4-2006 to Q4-2011.
Malaysia's five-year price growth was recorded to be 28.5 percent and is anticipated to be propelled further should the government follow through with recently announced deliberations to increase the property price threshold for foreign investors.
According to the CNBC-Knight Frank report, prime property in Kuala Lumpur (KL) marked approximately US$500 (RM1,515) psf last year while the total supply of apartments in the capital by the end Q4-2011 was 29,364.
Last month, IP Global had named KL as the top destination for property investors across Asia-Pacific seeking to diversify their portfolios with affordable properties, mostly due to Malaysia's economic stability amidst financial crises in Europe and the United States.
The following is CNBC's full list of top 10 hottest property markets in the world and their respective average five-year price growth :
10. Switzerland (27.5 percent)
9. Malaysia (28.7 percent)
8. Norway (28.7 percent)
7. Canada (28.7 percent)
6. Taiwan (30.1 percent)
5. Colombia (39.4 percent)
4. Singapore (50.5 percent)
3. Israel (54.4 percent)
2. Hong Kong (93.7 percent)
1. China (110.9 percent)