Food Review: Nasi Lemak.

Many people associate the nasi lemak with being ‘Malaysia, truly Asia‘. Four things you should know about nasi lemak: A staple daytime diet for most Malaysians. Best eaten when it is freshly cooked and prepared. Usually consumed for breakfast in the morning. Literally means fat rice when directly translated from Malay to English. Many people…

Whose Side Are You On? Batman or Superman?

Upon discovering the release and airing dates of the Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice movie last year, all I’ve done was wait patiently for it to hit the big screens in Malaysia. I’ve always loved DC Comics (and Marvel too) and the movie only served to crank up my curiosity as to who would…

75 Years of Virginia Woolf.

As a reader, I’ve never been much for Virginia Woolf nor have I read her books. As a writer, however, I must commend on her genius ways on writing, especially her famous nonlinear prose style notably in her novels, Mrs Dalloway and To The Lighthouse. March 2016 began as the National Nutrition Month and now,…

Thank God It’s Friday!

Aren’t you glad it’s finally Friday, guys? After a long and hectic week at work, it’s time to head back home and relax. Like Irish author Cathy Kelly says: Sometimes the best thing to do is go home… because it’s where the heart is. Unless, of course, your version of relaxing is hitting the bar…

Book Review: The Splintered Kingdom.

I don’t often leave books unfinished but when I do, it is usually for one reason and one reason only: The story was boring. But this book wasn’t boring. No, boring was the least of my concerns. I stopped reading The Splintered Kingdom because the plot thickened so much that it was denser than my…

What Happens When They Say, “No.”

Our parents had the hardest time of their lives when we learnt how to say, “NO!”. We said “NO!” to everything; from refusing to eat our greens to not wanting to do our homework. As children, we thought it was funny to say, “NO!”. However, as we got older, that word itself was thrown back…

The Amazing Sesame Oil.

It is common to hear people sing the praises of the olive oil, canola oil and flaxseed oil. Then there are those who swear by the coconut oil. Not to be outdone by its “oily” counterparts, the sesame oil has a few benefits up its sleeves for those who want to live long and prosper…

Marching into Good Health.

Did you know that March 2016 is the National Nutrition Month? Well, if you didn’t know, then now you do. But if you knew, are you eating right? Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the program is dedicated to helping Americans (and basically everyone in every corner of the world if they wanted…

A Millennial Jobseeker’s Dilemma.

Remember when I mentioned last week that I was finally recruited to rejoin the rest of the corporate world? Well, it turned out that the position I was offered wasn’t really what I was looking for, and the role was so new that nobody knew what sort of job description to give and explain to…

An Employment Update.

To all my beloved readers, I have an update for you. It has been a wonderful eight (8) months where I was able to publish one post per day (two, when I’m feeling inspired) for your reading entertainment. It was great to receive comments from you, and having you guys check in to see what’s…

Book Review: Sworn Sword by James Aitcheson.

You know, I always try not to buy books that come in a series or a trilogy because I almost always never find the subsequent books that follow up with the first one. I consider myself lucky only if the bookstore or warehouse sale happens to sell all the books required in a series which,…

Hoofing It.

I have always been a big fan of horses. When I was young, I used to ask my dad to draw horses for me by copying it straight off a book. Once I was able to go horse riding on my own at our annual family vacation spot, my love for equestrian was complete. But…

Must Be Weird to be Famous.

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Famous brands doing weird things just to see what’s it like on the other side. I’m sure you have heard of Michelin restaurant ratings and probably read the Guinness World Book of Records. But I’m not sure if either of us would eat Colgate’s kitchen entrees or wear Bic…

It’s a Ten-Men Weekend.

It has been awhile since I last published blog posts about football, particularly because Arsenal hasn’t been doing very well for themselves in the league and I have no reason to toot the horn for them. Then again, the other teams haven’t been doing very well lately either. But this is not why I’m here….

If Only Buying Books were Easy…

How many times have you skipped happily into a bookstore with one hand clutching your purse and the other hand skimming and feeling all the spines on the shelves? How many times would that be, where you have only one goal in mind — and that is to buy the book you have been yearning…

What Kind of Reader Are You?

After many years of reading and enjoying the sight and smell of new books, I’ve often wondered what sort of reader have I turned out to be. And whether who I am is common and ordinary or rare and unique. Not sure where you lie? Maybe this will help you: The Classification of Book Lovers…

The Waiting Game.

To be fair, we do a lot of waiting in our lifetime. From the time when we are born until we grow old and die. Well, you kind of start the waiting game the moment you are conceived in your mother’s womb! You aren’t allowed to decide when you want to be born. You have…

February 29. Once Every 4 Years.

Yesterday was Monday. Yesterday was February 29, 2016. Which meant that Monday was that one extra day given to February this year, and it was a leap year. For most of us, so what? But for the minority of those who were born on February 29, it is a big deal to them because they…