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Lifestyle 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Boss of her own shop

Malaysia#8217;s own franchise of The Body Shop was started in 1984 by Mina Foong. Foong#8217;s dream of owning her own shop has blossomed into a chain of 32 stores nationwide. CHIN MUI YOON has the story.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Heed that 'calling' in life

A column by June Chan.

Lifestyle 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Portrait of an artist and teacher

Budding artists, unlike tomorrow#8217;s scientists, are often left untended until someone like respected artist-art educator Choong Kam Kow comes along. He tells VERONICA SHUNMUGAM of the long path of learning and discovery he took to become an artist and teacher.

Lifestyle 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Inspired by mother's love

A consultant psychiatrist and analytic psychotherapist, Dr Tan Eng Kong tells CATHERINE SIOW how he helps people through his Metta Clinic.

Lifestyle 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don't waste old batteries

There may be as many as five million registered mobile phone subscribers in the country, and the number is escalating, given the incredible convenience offered by this nifty gadget. Every year, 2.5 million cell phone batteries are discarded, and most of them eventually end up as hazardous wastes which pollute the water we drink. But all this can be avoided if only users would send their used batteries for recycling.

Lifestyle 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Haunting encounters

Our story I>Ghoulish guests/I(I>StarTwo/I>,Feb 24) prompted the following readers to share their accounts of close encounters of the hair-raising kind...

Lifestyle 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Idioms, proverbs, metaphors

FADZILAH AMIN and SHARON BAKAR answer questions on grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and anything else to do with English.

Lifestyle 06 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Work and play

As a tribute to working women, Malaysian designer Edmund Ser proposes classy and subtle variations for office dressing. Ser will be showing his creations at a secretaries#8217; luncheon on April 23 at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with I>KL Fashion Week 2003/Iorganised by I>The Star/I>.

Lifestyle 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don't confuse us, please!

I WAS one of many delegates that were in Kuala Lumpur last Sunday for the Malaysian Chess Federation#8217;s (MCF) annual general meeting.

Lifestyle 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bangi's best kept secret

Mention Bangi and you#8217;re bound to be greeted with, #8220;Where#8217;s that?#8221;, #8220;So faraway!#8221;, and #8220;What#8217;s there in Bangi?#8221; For those who rarely venture out of KL, Bangi seems light years away. In reality, this growing township is a mere 30-minute drive away from the city centre, located between the famous I>satay/Itown of Kajang and the upcoming areas of Cyberjaya and Putrajaya.