Can a book change your life?

Books are the simplest yet most powerful tool in transforming lives. They can provoke us to think.They can prompt us to challenge the status quo. They can compel us to act, change and transform our lives in ways that could otherwise be impossible in a world without books. Make no mistake. Books are not just…

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How Can Malaysian & Singaporean Parents Acquire A Small Property In Australia

Of late, we have been getting some letters from our readers asking for our modest opinions on the issue of property buying in Australia. Today, we want to specifically talk about the student accommodation near university campuses. One of the USPs (unique selling propositions) that the advertisers and developers are highlighting is of course the…

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Learning German language – from an investment point of view

Most Malaysian parents are very concerned about the command of their children’s English which is arguably the most important language in the world. It is hard to deny the importance of English today. The number of English centres that have grown over the last few years in Malaysia is strong proof that English is being…

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Why Kids Need To Do House Chores Will Help With Family Finance?

The most economically productive people in a household are usually the two parents. But most of the time, in Australia, the two parents will do most of the chores in the household. The rationale is that their kids could not do them well. Also, the parents want their kids to have more time to focus…

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An Insight To How To Do Something That You Passionate About Successfully by Joyce Ng

On the Tuesday of 10 September 2013, Ilja and Ken interviewed the young, multi-talented, energetic and fast-talking journalist-cum-entrepreneur Ms Joyce Ng. Ms Ng, a Malaysian, is the founder and editor of JOM Magazine,which according to her, is the first and only Malaysian community magazine in Australia. The bi-monthly English publication features stories, news, articles that…

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Why Train Your Brain, An Interview with Tansel Ali – The Memory Expert

Tansel Ali is the founder and director of Yellow Elephant Memory Pty Ltd and was 3 Times Australian Memory Champion.The story of Tansel Ali is very interesting. We had been extremely fortunate to have our good friend Tansel on board this book project despite his busy schedule. We met with Tanselon 3 December 2013 to…

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Should I go or should I stay?

Below is a fairly recent email reply to one of our readers of our book entitled “Migrating to Australia Good Meh???”. On the morning of 17 June 2014, our reader wrote to tell us about his situation and seek some third party opinion about whether to migrate to Australia or not. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Our reader, let’s…

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Northern Territory Watch

Jim Rogers in his two previous round-the-world trips which took him to Australia commented that Northern Territory is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia. With its close proximity to East Timor, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and South East Asia, it is both an important gateway for both Australian and Asian businesses and travellers.…

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DIARY OF A FATHER

The (often overlooked) power of passion… People who are really successful in life follow their passion. So we tell our younger generation to follow their passion. But most of us only TELL them. We NEVER really SHOW them how or even LET them do it their way! Most kids do not even know what they are passionate…

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Why Are We Reluctantly Believe that our Kampung Makes Good

Ken Soong, Victoria, Australia (co-author of “Migrating to Australia good Meh???” and “Making It in Australia” in his viewpoints of RAGS to riches stories that are always inspiring to read, hence, titles such as “Kampung boy makes good” appear in our newspapers and magazines. When you read them, you will most likely come across clichés like…

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