Chinese – the most amazing economic ants on earth: the Robert Kuok memoirs

In the fourth extract of Robert Kuok’s memoir, he considers Chinese immigrants. Not only are these unsung heroes hungry, eager and willing to ‘eat bitterness’ – they have cultural strength in the marrow of their bones.


The overseas Chinese made enormous contributions to Southeast Asia. They are the unsung heroes of the region: the poor men and women who migrated and blazed trails into the jungle, accessing the timber wealth; Chinese workers who planted and tapped rubber, who opened up the tin mines, who ran the small retail shops.

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7 Tips to Turn Strangers Into Friends

If you want to know some tips to turn strangers into your friends, we suggest that you follow these tips from experts. With these tips, you will be able to make some great friends. Read on.

1. Use the magic word

While it may sound easy, you may find it a barrier. Actually, what you need to do is use a good conversation starter. And “hello” is the best word to kick off a conversation. Most people welcome you when you say hello to start a chat. It takes some courage because you may find it hard to talk to a stranger for the first time.

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Rekindling Friendship

Friendships are precious, some friendships even dating as far back as school days. Some friends continue living in the same town making it possible for them to often do things together or else spending time for chats. The way of the world today, results with many friendships broken through people moving and living in other countries and not keeping up any contact. Another reason for lack of contact may be fallout over some trivial matter you now regret, but are not sure of how to rectify. In such a case, encouraging them to meet with you face to face, and apologizing, even if you are the one in the right, can end with an amicable result.

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Who Goes There – Friend Or Foe?

No doubt, we’ve entered into a highly digital, automated and a rather virtual world where the inhabitants are increasingly interacting with each other without actually knowing each other in the physical sense. Transparency, the avowed goal of digitization, will indeed be achieved in a whole lot of interactions though the electronic slips generated thereof. However, the desired transparency in terms of human relations is getting more and more shrouded in ambiguity, suspicion and blatant paranoia.

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8 Reasons Why You Can Find A Lifetime Friend in Your Cousin

You can always be counting on your family before anyone else. And life gets you going social and you have to be independent on your own. But can you always depend on your friends for everything in life?? Maybe, not always. This is why God gave us cousins. They are the first link we have to kinship after our parents. And we spend a lot of time with them while growing up. In this post we will also discuss that why you can find your lifetime friend in your cousin:

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To Tolerate or Not To Tolerate

Pleasing others is not something I set out to do on a regular basis, however, I do care about the one’s I consider to be my friends, as well as their overall happiness. I also like to contribute to their happiness if I can. But to what point does one realize that their actions in this aspect are not even recognized, merely because the “other” person may not think in that perspective? I never have been real good at being a friend; so therefore, I never really had many friends. I have always known people, categorizing them as acquaintances, rather than friends. I have also had a few friendships where both of us had pretty much considered our friendship as the coined “best” friend status, but those were never able to stand the tests of time.

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