Would You Really Eat That?

A thought crossed my mind today. Malaysians actually have some of the weirdest food combinations that has ever crossed one’s palate. It’s definitely a unique craving and you kind of have to have some mental preparation for what is about to appear in front of you. Here are some of the more common weird food combinations…

What to Pack for a 3-Day Getaway.

Have you ever wondered what to pack for a 3-day vacation, only to realise that you have over-packed your bags despite planning early and ahead of time? Yeah, that happens to me quite frequently. Also, I don’t travel often so each time I make a mistake, it would be the same mistake I’d make when it comes to packing…

Book Review: The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies.

When I saw this book on the fiction shelves in Borders, I knew I must have it. The cover was attractive enough, the back of the book told me enough to know roughly what the story would be about, and also because I’ve begun drinking tea (Lipton, to be exact) more so than coffee. Of…

Of Savoury Crepes and Matcha Desserts.

As it so happens, we do try not to go overboard with our cravings for culinary cafe cuisines, but it’s hard to avoid them at all costs when they’re everywhere! The operating hours of some cafes is the reason why we go to them in the first place. And we also have a tendency to eat when we feel…

Book Review: The Hornet’s Nest by Jimmy Carter.

I’ll say this frankly. I’ve never been much of a history buff. I do like a bit of history here and there, but an overloaded and overwhelming truck of historical information can drive me insane. Especially if the book contains more historical facts than fiction plots. Below is the synopsis for the book by Goodreads:…

Photography in Motion.

Hello readers, Here’s a totally different post for today. Because you guys have done a wonderful job reading and keeping up with my blog these past few days. Also, we need a change of scenery. We all need a change of scenery once in awhile, don’t we? Anyway, I’m sharing a couple of photography cheat…

The A-Z of a Book Lover’s Glossary.

Who else agrees with me on this? That no matter where we are, it will always feel like we have been transported to a new destination whenever we pick up a book to read. I feel that way all the time when I had my nose buried between the pages of a book. Carlos Ruiz Zafon…

What to Do on a Rainy Day.

“Raindrops keep falling on my head…” Who was the singer behind this song? As yes, B. J. Thomas… But the song wasn’t for a rainy day, and neither did it mean that it was raining. It just felt quite appropriate for my post today. I also remember the nursery rhyme that I used to sing as…

Food for Thought: Managing Expectations.

Weekends have always been our favourite time of the week, especially if you have a busy work week and all you want to have is some downtime. Weekends are also our favourite time of the week to sleep in and wake up only in time for lunch. Most of the time, we miss the proper lunch…

Know the Difference: Olive Oil.

Did you know that there are two types of olive oil, and each type has its own specific purpose? One is the regular olive oil, while the other is the extra-virgin olive oil. No, I didn’t know either. Or, at least I knew the basic difference but until last night only did I realise that there…

I Love (Big) Books, and I Cannot Lie.

Do you know what piques your interest? Do you know what tickles your fancy? Do you know what catches your eye, and makes you go “Ooh!” and “Aah!”? For me, it’s books. I love books, and I love to read. I love reading so much that when I’m in a bookstore, I can say with…

Play Store vs. Playground.

There are at least 3 playgrounds within the immediate area of the condo where I live with my husband. Every morning when I join the rest of the corporate zombies on the clogged-up highway, I pass 2 out of the 3 playgrounds. When I return from work, I pass by the third playground. Yet, these playgrounds…

Presenting the Fright of My Life.

This topic is old news to me, considering how many times I had been called up for a presentation but when I learn that I’m supposed to give a presentation, I clam up. I know I will never be able to avoid or run away from presentations but it’s still one of my biggest fears. As big…

Cats Ahoy! Brothers, Inseparable.

Despite being the older and bigger resident cat, Loki (our first rescued cat) was the more docile and reserved cat. He didn’t behave like your regular alpha male. He preferred to sit on the floor instead, and leaned against walls with that regal, quiet expression on his face. He minded his own business most of the…

After Raya Comes the Weekend.

Hello readers, How has your Raya holidays been? I hope you’ve been making all your Raya visits to your family and friends’ homes, sharing tears of laughter and memories. My apologies for my absence on my blog. I may not celebrate Hari Raya but I’ve been doing my own thing during the past 3 days. Catching…

Happy Eid Mubarak, and Happy Holidays!

Hey readers, tomorrow starts the long Raya holidays for everyone in Malaysia (those who applied for annual leave on Friday will have be able to enjoy a long weekend too!) Happy Eid Mubarak to all Muslims in every corner of the world. My sympathies and condolences to the victims and their families affected in the attacks on Dhaka,…

Dress to Impress, Dress for Success.

When Mark Twain said, Clothes make the man. Naked people have little to no influence on society. He wasn’t kidding. C’mon, who would you secure an investment with anyway? A man in a moth-eaten, ratty sleeveless tee and underwear or a man who is dressed to kill (note: James Bond)? It only takes a quick glance…

The Perfect Little Brother.

It has been a year and a half since we last adopted our first cat, Loki. When he first came to us, he was a small and timid little cat. Now he’s grown up to be a fat and rather lazy cat. I suppose that’s what all cats are like. Except that he was a…