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Book Review: ‘The Woman In The Window’, A Mind-Bending Psychological Thriller

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One of the movies going to be released this year from 20th Century Fox is The Woman in The Window. The movie will be on Netflix on May 14, 2021.

The film was originally scheduled to be released theatrically by 20th Century Fox on October 4, 2019, but was delayed to May 15, 2020, due to re-editing after test screenings. The theatrical release was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it was sold to Netflix.

Based on the novel of the same name from author A.J. Finn, it tells the story of child psychologist Anna Fox who is suffering from agoraphobia – the fear of the outside. She develops a habit of watching her neighbors after being confined in her house for almost a year. She then accidentally witnessed a murder in her neighbor’s home and this is where our story kicks in.

From the perspective of Anna, readers get to experience the feeling of agoraphobia. The stress and nerve of being outside and the comforting yet suppressive feeling of being trapped inside. Anna is also on medication that could induce hallucinations. Hence, it is hard for her to distinguish between dreams and reality.

This is also a story about grief and connection. Her inability to socialize in real life and her estranged relationship with her family made it difficult to communicate her fears and loss.

Speaking of her fears, the suspense of the story lies in readers trying to discern the real when the lines are blurred. Readers will also root for Anna as some mysterious things begin to happen around her with the disappearance of the murdered woman and the appearance of a stranger.

Fans of murder mystery and sleuth stories would also be pleased as Anna formed her own personal investigation. In time a lot of shocking truths will be revealed that will leave your jaw drop.

Source: Goodreads

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(Video) Raya Songs Keep On Playing, 3 Interesting Facts That You Might Not Know

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When the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration is getting near, there must be a lot of Raya songs that will get played on the radio. It actually does not matter if it is old songs or even new songs. However, despite the beauty of the songs that you know, there are interesting facts behind them that many people might not know about.

All of these facts might be shocking and also mind-blowing for some people who might just be heard about it the first time. These are 3 interesting facts that you might not know about Raya songs.

1) This Song Is The First Raya Song In Malaysia

Published in the year of 1936, the song got titled ‘Selamat Hari Raya’ and it was sung by Allahyarmah Aminah Nani, an aristocratic singer also known as Miss Aminah is said to be the first Hari Raya song ever recorded in the region.

2) The ‘Balik Kampung’ Song Was Originally Not A Raya Song

The Raya song titled ‘Balik Kampung’ by the late Sudirman was actually not recorded for Raya because according to the study, each song of this singer has its own theme. ‘Balik Kampung’ is intended for graduates who are excited to return to the village and the song is also chosen as a Raya song because the harmony is able to cheer up the festive atmosphere.

3) ‘Selamat’ Hari Raya’ Song Actually Aims To Start A Strike

This Ahmad Jais song was actually created by the late P. Ramlee and also Jamil Sulong in 1957 to support the struggle of the film workers who went on strike on Hari Raya that year. In March and April 1957, employees of the Shaw Brothers’ MFP (Malay Film Productions) film studio went on strike to demand more reasonable wages. Their strike lasted until Hari Raya which fell on May 1, 1957. One of the activities carried out by PERSAMA is to organize a charity concert to raise funds to help the struggle of workers who are on strike. In conjunction with Hari Raya that year, P. Ramlee and Jamil Sulong composed a new Raya song to be sung during the charity concert and only took 10 minutes to write the lyrics of the song.

Sources: YouTube dezydizzy, YouTube matwe5353, YouTube vil irik

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Shop Review: ‘Big Fish Small Fish’ Where You Got Served Variety Of Delicious Fish

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Big Fish Small Fish is a particular restaurant that offers a variety of fish in their menu. It offers the best Fish and Crisps meal. Fish fillet are battered and served with freshly sliced potato crisps or premium skin-on fries. You can choose anything from a typical Dory to premium choices like Hoki, Salmon, Halibut and Haddock. This eatery offers one of the most value-for-money fish and chips.

One unique feature for this particular eatery is that they have a counter where you can help yourself to all the sauces available, including cheese, salted egg, and spicy sauces. Disposable gloves and paper table covers are also provided to keep your hands clean.

Picture: Big Fish Small Fish

Their menu has gone beyond their signature Fish & Crisps, offering everything from Classic Fish & Chips to special Kids’ Meals that make dining out with your little ones a breeze. Their limited-time Chef’s Creation menu even includes poached and baked options. For their Fish & Crisps, you can choose between 6 different types of fish, but don’t worry if you’re unsure. The menu has a useful infographic describing the texture and taste.

The Classic Fish & Chips are served with a lemon wedge, homestyle Tartar Sauce, and 2 free sides. The haddock was lean and firm, yet fell apart smoothly. The sweetness of the fish went really well with the sweet and tangy Tartar Sauce and of course, you can drizzle lemon juice over the fillet if you like it a bit more sour. What really stood out was the batter it was super crispy. The batter was golden-brown with a satisfying crunch and crispiness.

Sources: Facebook Big Fish Small Fish, Big Fish Small Fish.

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Mao Mao: A Feline Professional Car Model That Earns More Than Most Humans

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A cat in China is a professional cat model and earns between 5,000 yuan (RM3,183) to 10,000 yuan (RM6,366) per appearance. Mao Mao is a two-year-old British Shorthair from Chongqing, China.

Her rise to stardom was actually an accident. Zheng, her owner put the feline on one of the cars he was promoting in an auto show. This immediately drew a crowd of people who are excited to snap a photo of the cute kitty. That meant more exposure for the car brands. Since then, Zheng started promoting Mao Mao as a cat model to car brands looking for extra attention. Nowadays, the cat is a household name at auto shows and routinely lands a few appearances per month.

Like the human equivalent of the job, it’s all about looking cute and attracting attention. Mao Mao is a natural. With her pouty face, nonchalant attitude along with the costumes, Mao Mao is irresistible. While most cats are shy, Mao Mao loves attention.

Animal lovers have no worries about her welfare as the owner loves her very much. Zheng only accepts three or four events per month, which still adds up to a pretty penny. Zheng makes sure to reward his pet for her “effort”, buying her only the most expensive cat food and pampering her like the star that she is.

Source: Oddity Central

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