Homecooked with Love.

There will always come a time when you want to whip up something special but you don’t actually have the resources to do so. Special meals at special places will no doubt leave a hole in your wallet, or worse, if you already had an existing “hole” in your wallet, it will just expand and…

Happy National Cat Day!

The only downside to celebrating these National and International Something or Other Days is that Malaysia is always a day ahead of the United States, so whatever National or International Celebrated Day will always and only be known about the following day. The only way to overcome this is to constantly check the calendar on…

To Read, Or Not to Read.

My voracious appetite for books and reading has earned me a number of interrogative questions, especially by my relatives on how many books I’ve read, how many books do I buy at one given time, and how is it that I can go for long periods reading and not falling asleep. Because many people I…

Because Sushi, Because Sashimi.

Different people have different ways of dealing with stress. Some people go to bed. Others indulge in a little retail therapy (though, the money spent is hardly ever ‘little’). Some bury their noses in their favourite books (I do that too). Others will bury their faces in exclusive facial spa sessions. I used to read…

Fright Night on October 31.

In four days’ time, you will have the perfect reason to break out the candy bars, restock the chocolates and sweets and all manners of tasty treats in your kitchen. Not because it’s football season (although the Barclay’s Premier League 2015-2016 has already began), but because in four days’ time, on October 31st, it will…

The Malaysian Budget 2016.

Now, I’m not one to talk about anything political or economical. Because I’m not interested in either topic. But I feel that as a Malaysian, I should perhaps make mention of either topic to show my support for the nation. And because I believe that one day, we can be a better nation too. The…

EPL Review: Arsenal vs. Everton.

It was what every fan was dreaming of — their team scoring goal after goal, defeating rival after rival, week in, week out. It was what every critic needed, a prolific striker silencing the naysayers with the right substance. It was what every manager was hoping for — their players to shine when the time…

Little Bites of Delight.

It is probably not wise to have dessert for dinner but I wasn’t in the right mindset to make a decision. Because I wasn’t hungry when dinnertime arrived and I wasn’t about to rain unnecessary blows on my bowels. I’ve suffered from bloating and tummy discomfort before, especially when I’m not hungry but I’d eat…

The Dell from Hell.

When I enrolled in college, my first laptop was a Dell. And it was Hell. After a year, the laptop began to show signs of wear and tear, and the battery life started draining by the chunks on a regular basis. And I only used it for college assignments and basic web surfing. I rarely…

Arsenal wins UEFA Match out of Sheer Luck.

I believe Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have discovered a pot of leprechaun’s gold beneath a rainbow before the match between his team and Bayern Munich. Or maybe his wife could have pressed a four-leaf clover into his management diary a few days prior to the big game. Because the two goals that were scored…

Rife with Competition.

With a little honesty, people will tell you that they don’t enjoy competition. They will tell you that they wished they could run their business, or study for an exam without the heat of a bright spark whose brain is bigger and with a faster processing speed than yours. Wouldn’t you wish you had no…

EPL 2015: Watford vs. Arsenal.

Arsenal continued to keep the heat up on Premier League leaders Manchester City with a well-played, and well-deserved 3-0 victory over Watford. Taking all three points from this match is crucial if they want to maintain second place and to ultimately seize top spot, if they can. Apparently, Santi Cazorla was the ‘Man of the…

The Canteen: An Awesome Review.

My Sunday began just like any other Sunday — oversleeping because I’ve slept far too late on Saturday night. How typical of me. No matter how many times I berate myself for having such awful sleeping habits, you can’t blame me either because I bust my chops on weekdays, sleeping early just so I can…

KGB: A Killer Burger Review.

In case you’re wondering, yes, KGB happens to be the name of this hipster burger joint that recently mushroomed all around Klang Valley, starting with a branch I believe in Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur. Or so I think, seeing as I grew up in that neighbourhood and that was the first place where I spotted…

Welcome Back, Friday!

Wow. Aren’t you glad it’s Friday already? Where have you been? We have been looking for you all week since Monday! Welcome back, Friday, and you know what? Can you please stay a little longer this time? Thanks. We could certainly do with a longer weekend. Anyway… To reboot (or here’s a recap of) my…

Hipster Joints.

My apologies for not having uploaded a blog post yesterday, as it was a public holiday in Malaysia (Awal Muharram, also known as ‘Maal Hijrah’) and I was out all day with my husband and some friends. And our outing has given me some input for a blog post today. Here’s a little tidbit about…

You Can’t “Flea” From It.

Disclaimer: Due to the excessive graphic illustrations of fleas and flea bites, I have decided not to upload an image for the following post, for concerns of shock upon viewing it. Also, I don’t particularly like seeing such horrible things on my WordPress blog. But I hope you enjoy the post anyway 😀 I hope…

Drive Your Decisions Carefully.

Do you often wonder what your choices would be as you grow older? What happens if you remained single for the rest of your life? Will you be able to find a Prince Charming to sweep you off your feet? Will you have that foot-popping kiss like Princess Mia in The Princess Diaries? Will you…

Cold-Calling or Buzz-Email?

Cold-calling is common, but what the heck is ‘buzz-email‘? Urban Dictionary defines the word ‘buzz‘ as ‘anything that creates excitement or stimulus‘. Dictionary.com defines ‘buzz‘ as a ‘low, vibrating humming sound, like that of a bee, machinery, or people talking‘. There was even a Google Buzz, which was a ‘social networking, microblogging and messaging tool…

Book Review of a Title Too Long.

I’ve read books with titles so short that they come in only a word (‘Unbroken‘ by Laura Hillenbrand, her other titles include ‘Seabiscuit‘ which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2001 and became a movie of the same title in 2003, starring Toby Maguire), or many words (‘Harry Potter and the…

Ringgit Malaysia: Revenge of the Fallen.

Pardon the line taken from the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen movie title, but if you accidentally stumbled upon a stash of hundred ringgit bills somewhere along the kerb, would you pick them up? Or will you think that it is a carefully-planned trap laid out by someone who will pounce on you the…

Of Coffee and Macarons.

When I think of relaxing with a cup of coffee and my book, I always ask myself, “Where should I go to have my daily cuppa and maybe something to nibble on while reading my book?” That question never fails to escape my thoughts before planning my day. Sadly, not many cafe joints here can…

EPL 2015: Arsenal vs. Manchester United.

What happened last night was pure magic. Maybe the Football Fairies decided to pay the Emirates Stadium a visit and sprinkle some fairy dust on the field and on the stadium seats. So when the fans come a-visiting when their team lopes out the tunnel to face their long-time rivals in what could be seen…

Secondhand for Sale.

When you find your house overflowing with items that you no longer have the use for, you realise that you need an outlet for these things. They are taking up space at home. They are just sitting there idle and looking pretty while gathering dust. They could very well be the root of your mother’s…

Don’t Tweet About It.

There recently have been cases of individuals taking selfies in rather dangerous locations and many have lost their lives while trying to have their few seconds of fame. Here are a couple of recent headlines that you should heed before taking a high-risk selfie: Last year (2014), a Russian teenager plunged 30ft to her death…

Food Review: Big Bob Burgers and Coffee.

Want to start a revolution? Here, have a burger. Not just any burger. Have a Big Bob’s burger! Because it’s so big, one is enough. No, seriously. Just ask my husband. He had one and he was as satisfied as King Midas and his golden touch. I think we’ve mentioned ‘burger’ and one too many…