Wong Siew Hong

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How to Make Money Self-Publishing on Amazon

Can Amazon Self-Publishing Make You Money?<p>Updated November 28, 2017<p>The Internet has revolutionized so many industries and businesses.<p>In the …

Writing

An Immigrant’s View of Charlottesville

The first time I heard the name of Robert E. Lee, in a fifth-grade classroom in suburban Connecticut, I was secretly thrilled, if also discomfited, to discover that a man who had played such a pivotal role in the American Civil War had been Chinese. General Lee gazed at me from the pages of my …

CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It.

At 3:58 on a recent Wednesday afternoon in Washington, CNN’s largest control room was mostly empty but for a handful of producers hunched over control panels and, hovering behind them, a short, barrel-shaped, restless-looking man in a dark pinstriped suit and open white dress shirt: the president …

Donald Trump

Sessions Controversy Heightens Trump’s Feeling of Being Under Siege

President Trump was still upbeat Wednesday night, as he settled into dinner in the White House residence with his secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, some 24 hours after giving the most consequential speech of his brief presidency.<p>But not long afterward, the glow from Mr. Trump’s best day in …

Donald Trump

In the White House things are looking bad. This could be the beginning of the end for Trump

Donald Trump has done plenty of flip-flopping over the course of his unlikely rise to power. He’s changed his mind multiple times about repealing …

Okinawa Food Guide – 11 Restaurants & Cafes You Must Dine At

Okinawa is home to an enclave of good restaurants and cafes.While Japanese food is widely popular, Okinawan cuisine is slightly under the radar, and …

Japan

38 Reasons Why Life is Better in Taiwan

I’m writing this on a train back to Taipei. By the time this post is published I will already be in Myanmar, but right now I still have a few more …

Chinese New Year

ITA Matrix & Google Flight Search Tool Help You Find Cheap Airline Tickets

<i>We receive compensation from our advertising partners for links on the blog. Here’s our full Advertiser Policy.</i><p>When many travelers search for cheap …

Google Flights

The Best Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare With Google Flights

Google Flights is a solid tool for booking travel. You’re probably already familiar with its basic functions, like finding the best price for flights …

Google Flights

Need a break? Here are the 10 best adventure travel holidays for 2017

<b>Having nearly made it through the winter, it’s time to start making some holiday plans for 2017.</b><p>One option is to sit on a beach for two weeks in some …

The 6 Must-See Islands You Must Visit on Your Next Trip to Thailand

NEW TRAVEL OFFERS<p>Exploring New Zealand! <br>Collette<p>All Travel Offers<p>There are hundreds of islands located throughout the gorgeous country of Thailand, …

Thailand

11 Things To Do And See In Peru

Peru was one place we’d wanted to visit for the longest time and I’m so pleased to report that it totally lives up to its hype! It’s absolutely …

Natural Beauty

11+ epic hiking trails in Hawaii

The Hawaiian islands are home to some of the country’s most beautiful and challenging hikes. From low-key trails through forests to ridge climbs that …

Hiking

Chinese Women Use “Graveyard Meditation” to Cope with Divorce

A group of Chinese women recently made headlines after being photographed while lying in shallow graves on the outskirts of Chongqing City. It was …

That Professor Who Predicted Donald Trump's Win Is Now Making the Case for Impeachment

The professor who has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984 — including Donald Trump‘s unexpected victory — is now writing a …

Obi-Wan Kenobi Suddenly Has a Religious Reason for Lying to Luke About Darth Vader

You know how Luke confronted Obi-Wan Kenobi for saying that Darth Vader killed his father when the truth was that Darth Vader was his father? And …

The rise and fall of Milo Yiannopoulos – how a shallow actor played the bad guy for money

Like Donald Trump, Yiannopoulos grew out of a grotesque convergence of politics and the internet, and thrived by turning hate speech into showbusiness<p>So there is, after all, a line that you cannot cross and still be hailed by conservatives as a champion of free speech. That line isn’t Islamophobia, …

Rights & Freedoms

Donald Trump, Pseudoauthoritarian

Donald Trump is an authoritarian by instinct. He displays the classic traits of an authoritarian personality — a man obsessed with domination and …

Donald Trump

7 classic books you need to read in 2017

Winter is finally on its way out, and it's time to start thinking about spring vacations <i>—</i> and the books to read while traveling to the nearest body …

Opinion: A Nobel winner’s warning about the Trump presidency

NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) — In barely a month, President Donald Trump has managed to spread chaos and uncertainty — and a degree of fear that …

Will Republicans Break With Trump Over Russia?

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Donald Trump

Sorting Out The Latest Twist In The Trump/Russia Saga: Shady Business Dealings With Russian Mafia Figures

Is there such a thing as a slow news day with President Trump? Over the weekend, a string of accusations, heavily researched pieces, and other reports either arrived or were resurrected (from last fall) on a few fronts. One, that the Trump Organization has been involved with some fairly shady, even …

The first month of the Trump presidency has been more cruel and destructive than the American majority feared.

Right after Donald Trump was elected president, I interviewed Masha Gessen, the Russian dissident writer, for an essay I was thinking of calling …

SS-GB: Sam Riley is 'anxious' about wartime drama

<b>The star of the BBC's new lavish wartime drama, SS-GB, says he's "more anxious about this than anything I have ever worked on" because the series is filling the prestigious BBC One 9pm Sunday night slot - an hour that's become synonymous with so-called "event television".</b><p>"We didn't know that we …

5 Beach Destinations You've Never Thought Of Visiting

Forget the Maldives and the Seychelles. In this list I pick 5 beach destinations for 2017 that you’ve never thought of visiting. Let me inspire you …

Beaches

Trump's 3 Trips to Mar-a-Lago Cost $10 Million and Your Taxes Are Paying For It

It's very expensive to travel when you're the president.<p>Taking a trip from D.C. to Palm Beach is pricey to begin with, but when you're the president, that trip gets considerably more expensive—with taxpayers picking up the tab.<p>According to <i>The Washington Post</i>, due in large part to their frequent …

Nami Island: Budget Travel Guide 2017

It started with a drama series. Like most of us, I learned about Nami Island when it was used as a setting for Winter Sonata, a Korean drama that …

Budget Travel

South Taiwan’s Hakka Strongholds (Part 2)

These days, Taiwan is one of the safest places in the world for tourists and expatriates. But it wasn’t always so peaceful. Uprisings were frequent, while settlers battled indigenous people for control of the best land. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Taiwan was rocked by a series of …

Taiwan

3 reasons to include a Blue Mountains day trip during a visit to Sydney

The Blue Mountains were hands-down my favorite part of the 5 days I spent in Australia. The other days were spent in the cities of Sydney and …

Hiking

The ultimate travel carry-on: 14-pocket jacket holds 33 pounds of luggage

The Airport Jacket could change how you travel—it carries up to 33 pounds of luggage and converts into a duffel bag for storage. The project by an Australian brand is currently funded on Kickstarter.