The knowledge that God has loved me beyond all limits will compel me to go into the world to love others in the same way. Oswald Chambers (The Philippine Star) - December 6, 2018 - 12:00am The knowledge that God has loved me beyond all limits will compel me to go into the world to love others in the same way. Oswald Chambers … [Read more...] about The knowledge that God has loved me beyond all limits will compel me to go into the world to love others in the same way. Oswald Chambers
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Second-generation hawker Melvin Chew, 39, took over his parents' braised duck and kway chap stall in Chinatown when his father died four years ago. His mother, Madam Lim Bee Hong, 62, wanted to call it a day, but he wanted to carry on the business, which he calls "a passion". The mother-and-son duo run Jin Ji Braised Duck & Kway Chap at Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre in Smith Street. They are featured in the first episode of a new six-part food video series called A Day In The Kitchen, which takes a look at how chefs and owners of various eateries go about their day. Mr Chew and his mother believe in using only fresh duck, pork and offal, as well as making everything - from the chilli sambal to shallot oil - from scratch. Madam Lim says: "I have been cooking with the same type and amount of medicinal herbs for the past 30 years. No short cuts." The stall opened in 1983 at the then Kreta Ayer Complex, now Chinatown Complex, when the market and food centre was constructed … [Read more...] about A Day in the Kitchen: Cooking kway chap the same way for 35 years
Chinese officials spent the last five years trying not to become Japanese, as President Xi Jinping’s men watched the bad-loan factor, asset bubbles and deflationary perils. If the risk has been mastered, the next risk for China is to avoid going the way of South Korea. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox Take the two biggest worries about Asia’s biggest economy over the last 12 months. And no, we are not talking debt, runaway credit or demographic time bombs – those have preoccupied investors for years and will continue to do so, going forward. One of the cracks in question involves a handful of globally-acquisitive Chinese conglomerates with names like Anbang Insurance Group, Dalian Wanda Group, Fosun Group, HNA Group and Zhejiang Luosen Neili. In recent years, they grew to be “too big to fail,” earning the nickname “gray rhinos.” The reference is to obvious, high-impact threats that can abruptly run … [Read more...] about Will China follow South Korea and make the same mistakes?
caption Millennials want to pursue a passion. source Rich Fury/Getty Images The American Dream is alive and well. Nearly 60% of respondents surveyed in Bank of the West’s 2018 Millennial Study believe they have attained the American Dream or believe that it’s still attainable today. This feeling is widespread across all three generations – an equal percentage of both millennial and Gen X respondents (57%) hold this belief, while 62% of baby boomers do. All generations even define the American Dream the same way, considering homeownership, no debt, and a comfortable retirement as the top three components. They do, however, prioritize them differently. Gen X places equal emphasis on owning a home and retiring comfortably (59%) and less on being debt-free. Baby boomers place the most emphasis on retiring comfortably, followed by owning a home and being debt-free. Millennials, meanwhile, say the most important aspects are owning a home and having … [Read more...] about People of all ages define the American Dream the same way — but millennials take it one step further
Myanmar has been widely criticised for the military action. The United Nations has said the crackdown appears to be a campaign of “ethnic cleansing”. It has triggered one of the fastest refugee exoduses in modern times. In addition to the barely imaginable human suffering, the crisis has transformed Myanmar’s domestic politics and international relations and will have a huge impact on the regional security landscape. The exodus will likely soon reach its tragic end point: the complete depopulation of Rohingya from northern Rakhine state. As the world struggles to define a response, the crisis is entering a new, fraught and highly uncertain phase. The speeches and actions of the nation’s leader and celebrated Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi highlight the views of many in Myanmar. To her, the Rohingya are Bengalis – Bengali-speaking illegal migrants from the land to the west now split into Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. Bengal has … [Read more...] about Rohingya crisis: Looking backwards and forwards