Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

Two sisters. One must be brave. The other should be afraid. Be very, very afraid. After all, it is World War II and in wars, nothing good ever comes out of it. Unless we’re talking about the benefits that the enemies are getting at the expense of the victims. Synopsis: “FRANCE, 1939: In the quiet…

But First, Coffee.

I was never a coffee drinker until I tasted the magic of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. When I was young, my dad used to take the family out for supper and it almost always was to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at a neighbourhood mall. Back then, life was much simpler and we needn’t…

EPL 2015: Leicester City vs Arsenal.

Can we say that Arsenal are back to their winning ways after clocking another victory after their mid week win against Spurs in the Capital One Cup? Can we base on just two victories and both in different competitions that Arsenal are back to their usual playing selves? Because the 5-2 victory over Leicester City…

Of Art and Coffee in Genting Highlands.

Over the weekend, my husband and I made our way up to a place called Genting Highlands with a free room registered by my mum after collecting enough Genting Rewards points through her endless trips up to their casinos. We left on Friday afternoon, checked in at 3:00pm and spent the rest of the day…

A Visit to the Vet.

Having a pet is the most wonderful thing in your life, because now you have something to share your happiness with (not so much your food since pets don’t normally eat human food) and technically, your life with too. But the problem starts when you want to go on a holiday. For those staying with…

Football Update: Three-Match Bans.

Is this a good time to say ‘case closed’? Will this be the end of the face-off or is it just the beginning? Here’s what transpired over the past three days and the result is as such. What I think of the whole fiasco is at the end of my post. UK Football Association: “Chelsea’s…

A Domino Effect.

Look, even in the licensed photo that I dug out from Google Images shows the same referee Mike Dean booking Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky for a foul during a match against Chelsea in December 2013. It is not a coincidence that Dean is somewhat biased towards the Gunners and probably has a thing for Chelsea. I…

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

I never wanted it to end but it did. It eventually did. I enjoyed the book so much that I constantly read it week in, week out. I easily covered several chapters a night. Before I knew it, I broke past the middle of the book. Then I realised that I was done with it…

EPL 2015: Chelsea vs. Arsenal.

It was a fiery affair for Arsenal during the match against Chelsea, and at this moment, it depends on how you see it and which side you’re on. I may be a true Arsenal fan, but I have my opinions on how things should have turned out. And definitely for the better. Everything about the…

A Housewarming Mission.

The process often begins like this: You see a place you like and you start saving up for it. You go on window shopping sprees and make little notes on what you might get, what you could get, and what you should definitely get. You dream of when you finally move in, and decorate it…

Of Jazz and Feel-Good Fridays.

Thank God it’s Friday, people! Aren’t you glad it’s finally the weekend again? Unless you’re a workaholic and are married to your career… Well, there are those types too, and even then, they still find weekends the best time to get some networking done and connect over a round of golf or two. The best…

Book Review: All The Bright Places.

Back in my heydays, I knew what books I wanted to read. Science fiction and fantasy, but mostly fantasy. Magic and sorcery, elves, invincible and swashbuckling heroes, horses and archers penetrating the dark throne rooms of Middle Earth. Yeah, all that jazz. I knew what I wanted to read so I knew which books to…

Coming Back For More.

It’s all about customer satisfaction, customer loyalty and repeat customers. Many companies fail to wake up to reality and learn the positive correlation among all three. Satisfy a customer and you will earn his or her loyalty, and in turn, that customer will come back for seconds, and thirds, and very soon, you will have…

Mid-Autumn Lights.

It’s that time of the year again… No, not the haze. That’s actually a rather depressing topic to talk about. I’m referring to that time of the year where people eat mooncakes and make paper lanterns to light up and float them around. For the children, it really is for the fun of it. But…

Like, Share, Reach. Repeat.

Did you just see what I did there? Read the tagline in the image above. Now there’s a catchphrase you don’t see very often. Use all the words that relate to Facebook engagement and you’ll get a very social media motto for your marketing means. It has always been about reaching out. Reach out to…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs Stoke City.

Details: Arsenal vs. Stoke City | Emirates Stadium | Saturday, 12 Sept 2015, 10:00pm (Malaysian time) Like the commentator said last night, it was Stoke City’s goalkeeper Jack Butland vs. Arsenal. And then it became Theo Walcott 1 – 0 Jack Butland. Why? Because throughout the entire match, it was Arsenal’s players creating opportunity after…

Growing Up Pains.

Here’s yet another short blog post dedicated to my cat, Loki. We have no idea what breed he is since he was a rescued kitty. Probably a mix breed considering that his mother was a stray cat herself. We have no idea what happened to his brothers and sisters either. Hopefully they were rescued and…

Tickling His Fancy.

My cat is a male but he’s still four months old. He’s not small anymore, and he’s growing up fast. Which means his appetite is growing too. And so are his energy and capability to last throughout the day. At first, my husband and I were unable to provide proper cat toys for him so…

Exit: Stage Fright.

I was never a fan of performing on-stage, not even when I used to play the piano and every year end, there would be an exam that requires playing on stage in front of an audience. Nope, nope, nope. I’d rather be backstage and in charge of props and resources than to smile and wave…

Have Kids or Keep Cats?

I have only been married for a little more than a year and our second anniversary is in five months’ time. But it doesn’t stop relatives and friends from asking us the magic (and annoying) question: “When are you having kids?” To be fair, it’s not a crime to ask me that. To be honest,…

Beat Monday Blues with Brownies.

Let’s be honest, shall we? — I didn’t have a good weekend. There, I said it. The reason why I didn’t have a good weekend was because I foolishly promised my manager that I’d get back to her on a few tasks that had been left on the back-burner for a week. I foolishly assumed…

Which Social Media Are You?

Like my husband said to me last night, social media exploded onto the scene of the World Wide Web just when youngsters of the latest Net Generation were born. This only means that those born after the Generation X or Y will be very well-read with smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers, and all other things…

Working on Weekends.

We’ve all suffered our pubescent years of primary and secondary school (junior and high school for others), gone through love and heartache in college, and graduated with honours and flying colours from university for just one reason — to get a job. A good job, while you’re at it, just so your job can provide…

Book Lovers, Unite!

Today’s post is going to be a laidback topic and a relaxing read because I figured that I may have gone quite wordy over the past few weeks. So today, we’ll round up the week with a Top 10 List. Let’s see now, what would you put in your Top 10 List? Top 10 Places…

Nature’s Best; Finest Perfection.

Local travelling is just as good as international travelling because in both cases, you will come across places that you have never seen before, and learn a thing or two about that place. Now imagine if you’re revisiting the country or state, but instead of going to the same old places, now you try looking…

Undetected and Disconnected.

I’m pretty sure the feeling is mutual, but what do you actually feel when your network disappears and you realise that you just lost all connection to your tech devices? For me, I actually feel as lost and disconnected as my devices. If my devices could feel and talk, they’d be complaining nonstop about the…

A Rendezvous in the Rainforest.

Our entire Sunday was spent mostly on the road and in the forest — 3 hours on the road driving up north to Grik to pay a homage to Mother Nature and to what I call the most prestigious and protected rainforest in all of Malaysia – the Royal Belum Rainforest, before leaving the place…