“I once wrote a children’s book called ‘The Adventures of Tabby The Cat’. It was about animal abuse, and teaching people lessons on how animals should be loved, particularly cats…”

“I did a few readings here to kids in Malaysia and Singapore. We had this cat back in the US in my house, that was really old, and missing its tooth. And one day it showed up at my door and it belonged to nobody. We shooed it away, because we didn’t want him, and didn’t know where he came from. But he kept coming every single day for the next two weeks. Then one day my sister finally let the cat in the house, started feeding it, and it became our cat.

The whole time I was wondering, where did this cat come from? Its old, its missing a tooth. So when I was at university I wanted to get into the entertainment industry – and I took a summer job with the circus. I was helping produce the circus, I was an associate producer. I had my own trailer and saw at how all the animals were treated – they weren’t treated that great. And there was one performer cat that’s part of the show. So I said, ‘that’s it!’. Tabby, my cat at home, he’s an escaped circus cat, and he found our home and that’s how I wrote the story. I’ve written the second book and waiting for my illustrator to be done with the drawings. And its about Tabby the Cat going back to the circus to save all the other animals”.

– Humans of Kuala Lumpur

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(This post was first published on August 25th 2016)

“This is like my nighttime ride. I use the hoverboard in my home and around the mall…”

(Mike, founder of Mikey’s Pizza speaking) “Probably the first guy to walk around the house with a hoverboard too. I mean I even go on escalators with this thing. It’s easy for me to ‘think’ when I’m on it. Sometimes I just pace up and down my house, thinking, on this hoverboard. But basically it’s just easy for me to visit my shops and go through the mall. I get a lot of people looking at me, especially kids. Kids love it. And I have stairs to my house, and I want to build a ramp so I don’t have to walk you know what I mean? It just makes it very easy for me to come visit the shop from my office.

“Then how do you keep fit when you’re not even walking? 

“I workout everyday… I do a small workout, like a 110-150 BPM HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout in the morning everyday. And yes, I use the hoverboard to go to the gym”. 

– Humans of Kuala Lumpur

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(This post was first published on August 25th 2016)

“I come from Manhattan, and have been living for 7 years in Malaysia…”

“I came here originally as a consultant and my job was to study the Malaysian economy. I informed foreign investors on why Malaysia is a good place to invest, and then I saw the investment opportunities myself. So I opened up Mikey’s Pizza. Yes, I’m Mike! Now I have a Malaysian wife so I am here for a while. I can speak ‘sikit sikit’ Bahasa.”

“Has anyone ever told you you look like Captain America (Chris Evans)?”

“Once or twice people would tell me I look like Captain America (Chris Evans). But I mostly get Bradley Cooper”. 

– Humans of Kuala Lumpur

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(This post was first published on August 24th 2016)