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The idea of writing a short story sparked during one visit to a cobbler some years ago, when I noticed a skinny cat sitting quietly next to its owner, with curiosity and interest on activities around the coffee shop. The thought of how a cat view the world started to develop. Thus began the attempt in writing an animal fiction. The original version was about a day in the life of a cat. It slowly evolved into a story about a cat and its two masters, with periods of misfortune and luck during its short and eventful journey in life. It is narrated through a cat's view of the human nature from its numerous encounters and keen observations. My own experience as owner of three domestic cats proved useful in describing the cat's behavior and the owner-pet relationship. Likewise the experience of rescuing strays and the multiple visits to veterinarian added more references in the writing. The story is also much about a typical day in the life of ordinary folks in Malaysia, although the protagonist is a lazy cat with cynical view of the humans. The various scenes described in the story were recollections of familiar places in the capital city during the 90s.
This work is an assessment of how to manage risk in property transactions in the context of the move from paper-based to electronic conveyancing (eConveyancing). In particular the focus is on risks that impact on title registration, and the security, protection or lack thereof that this registration offers to land owners, third parties and property claimants. The impact is the extent to which a change in the transactional process may unintentionally affect risk (being the consequence of change and the likelihood of that consequence having a negative effect). The risks are identified, analysed and evaluated against the backdrop of title registration and the development of eConveyancing through a comparative analysis of the systems in Ireland and Ontario, while also referencing other developing electronic systems around the globe.
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