Pasta Quarantine… And Then Some

It has been 50 over days since the rest of Malaysia were told to stay safe by staying home. We all did. And then there were also those who didn’t give a shit, went out and either got arrested or got infected. Our Movement Control Order (MCO) ended last week, with a slightly relaxed version of…

Another Two Weeks of Staying Home

On Friday, 10 April 2020, the Malaysian government made another announcement to extend the Restricted Movement Order (RMO) for the country. The lock down will take place for another two more weeks until the end of April — on the 28th, just two days shy of the end of the month. Sometimes I wonder if…

Canon EOS M6 Mark II: Just What You Need to Start Out With!

If you’re looking for a camera with the most resolution but without breaking the bank for a full-frame DSLR, then this might be just what you need. The Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens and is ideal for photography enthusiasts like me. This is the second mirrorless camera I’ve…

The Days of My Life in Lockdown.

Working from home was a real challenge for me and I guess it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. It certainly wasn’t mine. I stayed indoors for the better part of nine days, working feverishly on projects and ad-hoc campaigns while struggling to pay attention to the details of each task through the haze of video…

With Nothing but Books for Company

How is everyone doing so far in this lockdown period? It’s been 4 days, including today, for me and working from home was shit. It’s difficult to rally everyone when half your team has children, one relies on a mobile data connection for work, and a couple of others are more interested in their own…

A Back-Breaking, Neck-Aching Process

I’m pretty sure everyone would have heard of the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic by now. Many countries have initiated a lockdown and people are instructed to stay at home unless there is an emergency. It took Malaysia a long time before initiating the lockdown status, not before our total number of cases went into the…

When There’s a Need for Udon.

When I was young, my favourite go-to Japanese noodles was udon. I used to order the plain udon noodle bowl before graduating to beef or chicken. I remember when my mum used to lecture me about devouring a whole bowl on my own, that I wouldn’t have room in my stomach for anything else. I…

Progress

  What does progress mean to you? Progress, to me, can be many things. It can come in many ways and take many forms. It can be anything. I could be a work in progress, learning new things, wanting to take the leap, go the extra mile and be a better version of myself.  I…

A Glorified Treasure Hunt

Spring cleaning isn’t something I’d look forward to, especially on weekends because it means unearthing old junk and disturbing the thick layers of dust covering said junk. It always leaves me in a sneezing fit. And it also means having to do housework when all you really want to do is relax. But it’s okay….

So Fishy but Still So Good!

There’s always that one friend who knows just where to get good food. Sometimes, you need to drive far; other times, it can just be right behind your house. In this case, it’s not a friend and yes, it was behind my house. My sister’s husband has a nose for delectable menus and he found…

Inside the Mind of a Curious Girl.

I’ve always been a curious sort of person; I used to ask a good many questions when I was growing up, whether I was at school or in college. Even when I started working, I used to ask a lot of questions. The problem with society is that some people are not able to digest…

Making Changes and Accepting Some.

Hello, it’s been a while… Yes, it has. Sorry for the silence. Life has been hectic what with my recent coming out and starting a new job and various other things that life decides to throw at me from every possible angle. But here are some changes in my life so far… A Challenging Diet…

Sleeping with the Skeleton in My Closet

Have you ever felt how you’re not who you think you are? That you’re not who society or your family wants you to be? That you might be harbouring a deep, dark secret or two? No, you’re not a cold-hearted serial killer. Neither are you a psychotic child molester or serial rapist. You’re you. You…

Xiaomi Unveils the New Mi 9T at Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur

Ever heard of the phrase, “Do one thing every day that scares you?” What about this? “Do something every day that is hard until it’s not?” This justifies and explains my day today. Usually, it is Mr Geeker who attends new phone launches and other miscellaneous media events but today, I stood chest out and…

Esoteric Healing Gave Me a Renewed Sense of Confidence

Stress has always been a part of me. I mean, who isn’t stressed, right, especially in this new-fangled era of continuous working even after office hours and on weekends. Not mention, the kind of pressure your managers pile onto you, calling you names or contacting you at ungodly hours of the night. I’ve experienced those…

Are Laptops Better than Cat Beds? Your Cat Thinks So

This one’s mine. Said every cat ever. Are you inspired to complete your thesis? Planning to finish writing that long-awaited novel? Or it’s that infernal presentation that your boss has been harping about? Whatever the reason, you brew yourself a hot cup of coffee and fire up the laptop. You’re about to do some serious…

The Tragic Passing of My Favourite Fitness Tracker

I’m not much of a fitness freak but I do try to be on my feet more often and squeeze in some exercise while I’m at it. So far, I’ve done mostly swimming in the pool at my condo and the occasional jog around our neighbourhood football stadium. With the amount of time spent working…

Achieve Financial Joy by Decluttering Your Wallet.

It is in my pocket, in my bag, in my wallet, and on my mind, every hour of the day! Want to achieve financial joy? Manage your wallet with these three steps, the KonMari way! If you’re a devotee of Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo, you must be a big believer in her method of…

My Fuss-Free Vacation to Malacca.

They say travelling broadens the mind, nourishes the soul and heightens the senses. They also said that travelling can reduce stress because it is something we enjoy doing and an activity that doesn’t kill us like our jobs do. Except that it does drain your bank account if you don’t plan carefully. The whole of…

Dial ‘A’ For Anxiety.

The letter ‘A’ symbolises a good many things in my life; the good being a grade that I’ve always looked forward to receiving in my examinations to the bad which I’m going to talk about today. I’ve never been a grade A student, though, my grades have always been enough to get me through my…

7 Fitness Wearables That Won’t Dent Your Bank Account.

So the new year has begun and how many of us actually have added fitness goals to our list of New Year resolutions? How many of us have actually stuck to our guns and started doing various physical activities to keep ourselves fit? Let’s not mock those who have begun or who are already in…

Best 5 Kitchen Holiday Gift Ideas For Christmas

They were not wrong when they said, “The way to someone’s heart is through his or her stomach.” So, whether you’re shopping the perfect gift for a budding chef, holiday hostess or your home baker sibling, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We did most of the hard work for you and whipped up a…

Hana Tei: Giving Your Tastebuds a Reason to Celebrate.

Finding a great-quality Japanese restaurant to dine at, and one that your wallet agrees with you, is quite difficult these days, what with the fluctuating petrol prices in Malaysia. Before you sigh and walk away, there is a cozy little place in Bangsar that might change your mind. Of course, do remember that anything can…

Weekend Reads: 5 Great Gadgets For Your Next Road Trip

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Have you ever thought how lucky we are to be Malaysians? I have, and it’s not just because of the wide variety of cuisines. Malaysia is home to many different races who celebrate many different festivals and thus, serve a smorgasbord of gastronomical fanfare, as far as your stomach can…

How to Recharge Your Batteries without Breaking the Bank.

If you’re anything like me, I relish and welcome the weekend with much fanfare after a long and hectic week. Of course, there will be the occasional invitation to catch up on the latest gossip with your girlfriends or a hike through nature with the boys. It’s up to you to accept. I usually don’t…

Wading into the Unknown.

It has been four months since I was kicked out of a job because the company wanted to rehire a former employee. A role that I had been hired to fill, but was then told my services were no longer required because said former employee would be returning to take it back from me. It…