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Movie Review: Finding Courage And Home In ‘Finding ‘Ohana’ Movie

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‘Finding ‘Ohana’ is actually a 2021 American family adventure movie by Jude Weng in her directorial debut and also written by Christina Strain. The movie stars many interesting casts such as Kea Peahu, Alex Aiono, Lindsay Watson, Owen Vaccaro, and also Kelly Hu. It got premiered on Netflix on the 29th of January 2021.

According to the source, ‘Finding ‘Ohana’ was shot in Brooklyn, Hawaii, Thailand, and also in the Dominican Republic. The particular movie follows two Brooklyn siblings known as Pili and also Ione on a trip to Oahu where they discover their Hawaiian heritage and a hidden treasure.

What ‘Finding ‘Ohana’ Is About

Summer in rural O‘ahu takes an exciting turn for two Brooklyn-raised siblings when a journal pointing to long-lost treasure sets them on an epic adventure with new friends and leads them to reconnect with their Hawaiian heritage. The two siblings named Pili and Ione will soon go on an adventure in search of treasure, and they will certainly find something even more valuable that is family. But this movie is not just about finding a way to connect Pili with her brother, mother, and grandfather. This movie is also about connection to our larger families, with respectful and ultimately moving themes concerning cultural identity and traditions.

The pair embark on a treasure hunt that sends them and two friends into perilous situations involving venomous spider bites, boiling lava pits, steep cliffs, tumbling waterfalls, collapsing floors, falling rocks, and frightening spirits known as nightmares.

What Can Be Said About ‘Finding ‘Ohana’

This movie is such enormous fun with an entertaining mix of adventure, comedy, heartwarming family moments, and even a little teen romance. There are also some energetic and cleverly chosen pop songs on the soundtrack, to keep things from getting too tense. The scenery is gorgeous and the stunts are well-staged. The young cast is excellent.

The adventure narrative in this Hawaii-set Netflix film distracts from a deeper story about cultural heritage and also family dynamics. ‘Finding ‘Ohana’ would take you on a tepid adventure trip, but it’s worth hopping on if you want to learn a few Hawaiian words and get the traveler in you excited once again.

Sources: Netflix

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Shop Review: Best Bazaar Ramadhan In KL? What Does Mark O’Dea Search For?

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A particular famous YouTuber named Mark O’Dea is back at it again to search for the best Bazaar Ramadhan in Kuala Lumpur for this holy month of Ramadhan in the year 2021.

This time around, he is accompanied by his own friend named Tom. He decided to bring along his friend because as he stated in the video, Tom has never been to any Ramadhan Bazaar even though he has been living in Malaysia for a very long time. In this video, they were on their way to a Bazaar Ramadhan located in Chow Kit Road, Kampung Baru specifically in Kuala Lumpur.

According to their plan, they have agreed to buy food that they have never tasted before in their whole life. It would be such an eye-opening experience for them as Bazaar Ramadhan is very well-known to be selling so many foods and beverages that people could rarely see during other months except the Ramadhan month.

These are 5 of the delicious foods that they have bought from the Bazaar Ramadhan in Chow Kit Road:

1) Prawn Ball And Octopus Ball

Picture: YouTube Mark O’Dea

They said that they have never tasted or even seen this before. That is why they decided to try and bought them.

2) Pecal

Picture: YouTube Mark O’Dea

According to the video, the seller stated that pecal is vegetarian food and it is sold for RM3 each.

3) Tepung Pelita

Picture: YouTube Mark O’dea

They wanted to try Tepung Pelita because the seller said that it is such a sweet snack. That is why they are on board to eat this even though they have never tried them before in their life.

4) Quail (Burung Puyuh)

Picture: YouTube Mark O’Dea

For this particular food, he even does not have any idea what it is called. So, for sure he never tastes this food before. That is why he decided to buy this food.

5) Roti Jala

Picture: YouTube Mark O’Dea

He first assumed that this food is known as Spaghetti but the seller told him that it is known as Roti Jala.

Sources: YouTube Mark O’Dea

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Want To Pay ‘Zakat Fitrah’? Try Doing It Online Using Shopee

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It is an obligation for Muslims all around the world to pay ‘Zakat Fitrah’ when the holy month of Ramadan has finally arrived. ‘Zakat Fitrah’ is a charity taken for the poor a few days before the end of fasting in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Every Muslim is required to pay ‘Zakat Fitrah’ at the conclusion of the month of Ramadan as a token of thankfulness to God for having enabled him or her to observe the obligatory fast.

There are actually so many ways on how to pay ‘Zakat Fitrah’ nowadays in this modern world. Other than paying ‘Zakat Fitrah’ directly towards the person who is responsible to collect it, people also could pay it by using online banking such as Maybank. There is also one more alternative that can be used to pay it and that is using Shopee.

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The rate of zakat fitrah is different based on the provisions of the Religious Authorities of the States. This different particular rate will be displayed when you pay zakat fitrah and select your state zakat body in Shopee. There are actually so many benefits that could be obtained when people pay their ‘Zakat Fitrah’ through Shopee such as:

  • Zakat payment is now easier with various payment methods via ShopeePay, debit cards, online banking, and cash payments at 7-Eleven.
  • Zakat payments can be made quickly and securely from home or wherever you are with the Shopee app.
  • The zakat collected will be channeled to zakat institutions that work with Shopee to ensure that your contribution is distributed to eligible recipients.

These are 6 simple steps on how to pay ‘Zakat Fitrah’ just by using Shopee:

  1. Launch the Shopee application and then choose the particular option of “Deals, Top-Ups & Bills”. Then, click on the “Zakat Fitrah” icon to directly transported to the ‘Zakat Fitrah’ page.
  2. Select the Zakat Institution of your choice, Fitrah Rate and enter the Number of People (Self / Dependent). Then, click Continue.
  3. Complete your IC Number, Full Name, Email Address, Telephone Number and Address. Make sure your information is complete and correct. Then, click Continue to pay.
  4. Own ShopeePay as your payment method. Guaranteed fast and smooth. In addition, you can pay by debit card, online banking or cash payment at 7-Eleven. Before payment, state your Zakat Fitrah Intention and click ‘OK’.
  5. After the payment has succeeded, click ‘View Order Details’ to view zakat payment order details.
  6. Lastly, click the “Download Confirmation Of Zakat Fitrah Payment” to see proof of Shopee payment in your app.

Sources: Shopee.

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Separated Since Babies, This Identical Twins Finally Reunite After 36 Years

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Identical twins Molly Sinert and Emily Bushnell were separated at birth in South Korea and adopted by different families. Molly went on living in Florida while Emily in Pennsylvania. The siblings spent most of their lives totally unaware of each other’s existence and little information about their birth family.

But everything changes after Emily’s 11-year-old daughter, Isabel wanted to make a DNA test to explore her heritage.

Isabel said, “I wanted to do the DNA test because she was adopted. I wanted to find out if I had more family on her side.”

Meanwhile in Florida, Molly also decided she wanted to take a DNA test to find out more about her mother’s history. The database confirmed her relations with Emily.

“(The results said:) ‘You share 49.96% DNA with this person. We predict that she’s your daughter’. This is obviously not right because I’ve never gone into labor, I don’t have children.”

Shortly after, she figured out that she must be her sister. They contacted each other but decided not to have a video call until they met in person.

Even though Emily didn’t feel comfortable taking the test, but finding out about her twin makes everything so clear.

“Although I have family who loves me and has been wonderful, there was always a feeling of disconnection. Finding out that I had an identical twin sister just made everything so clear. It all makes sense.”

As the twins got to know each other, they discovered more and more similarities between themselves.

Emily added: “Our senior prom picture…we were both wearing a beaded dress with a strapless style and our hair was exactly the same.

Emily concluded by describing the reunion as ‘the happiest moment of her life’.

Source: Daily Star

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