Food Review: Betty’s Midwest Kitchen.

Sometimes it is easier to satisfy a craving. Because if you don’t, you will turn into a very grumpy cookie monster. That was how we solved the “What shall we have for dinner?” question last night. I had a culinary itch to satisfy. I wanted appetizers for dinner. If my husband can have breakfast for…

Food Review: Nyonya Colors.

There are days when you know what to have for dinner. But there are days when you don’t. Before you start writhing on the floor out of hunger and desperation, what I would do (and suggest you could do the same) is go to the nearest shopping mall, because it is a place where all…

Preparation is Key.

Two days ago, I attended an interview with an agency for an executive role. The interview would have gone well if it wasn’t for the interviewer’s persistent intrusion into my private life. The interviewer did not just ask about my experience, previous, and current work employment; the person even claimed it was to the “best…

Emergencies Bring Communities Together.

Tell me, regardless of where you live, how often do you really and honestly mingle with your neighbours? I’m not talking about an early-morning nod-and-wave when you go out to the front porch to pick up the day’s newspaper. I’m talking about good and proper conversations, including the exchanging of names and contact numbers. No?…

Food Review: Strangers at 47.

It was a rainy day that drove us into the open arms of the Strangers at 47. A torrential downpour that left us stranded at a row of shophouses, restaurants, and cafes, with our car parked a little too far to reach if we walked in the rain. And so, we found ourselves at the…

Sushi, Sashimi, and Me.

Good news always calls for a celebration, and with it comes a reason to splurge and enjoy. I gave my husband a wonderful dinner treat at Rakuzen last night, a somewhat expensive and high class Japanese restaurant in Oasis Square, Ara Damansara. Because he had finally secured a new and much better job (the office…

You Have to Disconnect to Reconnect.

A situation occurred a couple of days ago which prompted me to think about how times have changed, and how the generation today is so different from that of our parents and grandparents. One day, I had gone to work without realising that my laptop cable wasn’t in my laptop bag. I had fired up…

A Joyride in the City.

Just a short post today, detailing our joyride within Petaling Jaya last night after dinner. For my husband and I, it is a daily challenge to head back home after office hours because both main highways that we take to go home are always clogged with cars. It would take us hours before we would…

Reasons Why We Own A Cat.

We never thought that we would actually adopt a cat one day. A friend had rescued him as a stray, had two existing ones of her own, and decided to find an owner for him. When we saw him as a kitten, we fell in love with him and decided to adopt him. I’ve never…

Don’t Let Your Dreams Die On You.

Ever since my retrenchment on January 15, 2016, I haven’t been lucky enough in being re-employed and joining the rest of the corporate world. I sat for two and a half months at home, blogging daily, drinking tea, playing with my cat, gaming, and reading my books. I must admit, that wasn’t exactly the kind…

Tech Spec: Samsung NX Mini.

. Today, I’d like to introduce the newest addition to my family — the Samsung NX Mini. Giving Up At some point in my life, I gave up photography after enduring a rough few years trying to break into the scene. I stupidly did a service for a potential client, only to have the client…

Food Review: Sudo Brew.

It was another one of those days when a new cafe sprouts like a wild mushroom in the middle of Klang Valley, which is already over-populated with many new and existing hip and independent cafes. Well, this cafe had already been opened for awhile now until a friend told me about its existence. Sudo Brew…

Book Review: The Heart Whisperer.

I used to stay up all night in my childhood bedroom of my parents’ house, desperately trying to finish reading a book. I would continue where I last stopped at 11:00pm, and carried on reading past midnight. By the time I was done with it and finally decided to sleep, it was 4:00am. And now…

Food Review: The Man Behind the Sushi Counter.

Are you a fan of Japanese cuisine? Perhaps I should be more specific: Are you a fan of sushi and sashimi? I know I am, and I’m not ashamed of it. My parents introduced me to sushi one day but back then, I was only interested in eating the raw salmon. There was a certain…

Movie Review: The Jungle Book.

Watching The Jungle Book movie last night brought back so many childhood memories. As a child, I had watched the cartoon over and over again. The man-cub Mowgli surviving in the animal kingdom in the forest with the comical Baloo the bear, the ever-serious Bagheera the black panther, the sneaky Kaa the snake, the vengeful…

Food Review: Mikey’s Original New York Pizza.

This was one pizza parlour where the famous line from the Lord of the Rings trilogy would fit right in. Except that you’d have to adapt it to suit the atmosphere. When Sauron created the Ring from the fires of Mordor, his objective was to turn nine Men into his Death Knights. “One Ring to…

Food Review: Nutty as a Fruitcake.

Are you nuts about fruitcakes or just nutty as a fruitcake? I actually love fruitcakes but I rarely buy them myself. I normally wait for family, friends or relatives to send some over during Christmas or when they happen to bake or buy some. And I so happen to have some with me now, and…

Seven Snacks to Keep You Going.

I think it’s highly unavoidable for many of us to go through the entire day without getting up and snooping around the kitchen for something to munch on. Especially if we’re not at home and busy working elsewhere, particularly at an office. We spend most of the day seated at our desks while facing the…

Book Review: Homecoming by Cathy Kelly.

After having tortured myself with the earlier chapters of The Splintered Kingdom by James Aitcheson, you can only imagine my relief when I decided to abandon it and start reading Homecoming by Cathy Kelly instead. This is the second book written by an Irish author, and the next book I’m about to read also happens…

Food Review: Giggles & Geeks.

I’m sure most people think of food reviews as almost positive, and hope that they can find out all the good things about a cafe, restaurant, pub or bar. What food and drinks they serve, how they feel about the environment, whether the interior or exterior design is attractive or not, to the kind of…