In Times of Strain and Happiness, Tales of a Malaysian Expatriate, is a compilation of nineteen stories by the author. The adventures and misadventures are based on the author’s own experiences and of others' who had worked with him or are closed to him. This book takes the reader through a twenty year journey of diverse cultures and characters. The events took place in various locations, from Europe to Africa and from Indochina to the Middle East. Some stories are thrilling and grim while others are light in nature and humorous. Experience the strain of dealing and getting entangled with the Yakuza and the Sicilian Mafiosi, the turbulent times during a revolution that collapse a nation, the ordeal of a Malaysian kidnapped victim and, the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge Atrocities. Encounter the happiness of gaining true friends, learning new cultures, and many other fascinating stories.