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Stereotypical

I have to admit, China people do not give a very good impression to a lot of people, especially to the Chinese people who are not from China.
If you have been following my blog, you will find that many years ago, after a trip to China, I told myself never to step foot into China ever again.  Until I married a husband who is a pure Chinaman.  Fate!
Since marriage, I have to spend more time in China and have been trying to understand my frustrations towards China and it's people.
Don't get me wrong.  I am not racist.  You can't be racist against your own race, right?  I am a Malaysian Chinese, born and bred in Malaysia.  My grandparents were from China, migrated to Malaysia seeking greener pastures.
My maternal grandfather was married to an older Chinese woman before he left China for Malaysia.  I heard in the olden times, it was customary for a family to get an older woman to look after their children and match them for marriage, so that their son will have someone to loo…

Review: Banjaran Hotsprings, Ipoh, Perak

One of the perks of working with my current company is that I get loads of fantastic staff discounts for any entertainment/hotel/shopping places own by this conglomerate.  And one of it is the Banjaran Hotsprings, located at Ipoh, Perak, about 2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur.
What is Banjaran?  To know more about Banjaran, please visit their website.  Basically, it is a 6-star holiday resort and spa surrounded by natural hotsprings and caves and trees and you are just inside the jungle.
It's beautiful and pricey as well.  The standard price for a night is about RM1k++ and you get personalised services and being treated like royalty.  I was there for 2 days/1 night treat.
Even before we arrived, while I was merely doing the booking online, the staff was ever so friendly and polite and asked me and my husband's full name, so that they can call us by name and give us a personalised warm welcome.  Car plate number was requested as well as the security in that place was truly tight!  
Wh…