How to Handle Rejection on Your Own.

Rejection is a topic that many people don’t want to hear, don’t want to talk about, nor do they want to receive in the first place. As it is very common to get rejected, here are a few ways of mine on how to deal with it. Photo by Gerd Altman from Pixabay Rejection is…

Conversations with Your Grab Driver.

To you, he may be just a regular Grab driver you hailed on the Grab mobile app. But to him, you’re more than just a passenger. You’re his friend, confidante, therapist and more. Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels Let’s face it. Being a passenger in a car with anyone who doesn’t talk to you…

The Perks of Staying with Your Parents.

Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels. Whenever my parents go for one of their round-the-world vacations, they usually get me or my sister to stay over and watch the house for them. House-sitting, you know. And unlike baby-sitting, at least I don’t have to mop up after a terrible meal session, change diapers or watch…

Spongebob Squarepants and the Viking Sailor.

When I first saw Bubble Buddy in Episode 6 in Spongebob Squarepants Season Two, I wouldn’t have given much thought to who this Leif Eriksson person could be. I was under the impression that it was a figment of Stephen Hillenburg’s and Tom Kenny’s imagination. Image from http://www.bleedingcool.com. It’s also pretty hard to take things seriously…

The Little Digits We Take For Granted.

No matter how careful you are around the house, no matter how heightened your senses are when you’re navigating the space around your office, no matter how observant you are… There will always be that very moment when you stub your toe against the bed frame, reverse your heel into the couch or smash your…

Which Do You Read Faster: Ebooks or Print Books?

Image by Crimson Times. Is it just me or do you find yourself reading your ebooks faster than the printed ones? Well, yes, that’s my question of the day. I came across a post on Tumblr that said the person finished reading their ebooks faster than their printed counterparts. And it got me thinking: Yes,…

The Ugly Truth of Job-Hunting.

Disclaimer: The post may sound a little harsh and possibly unfair to hiring companies. But it perfectly describes the difficulties that we face when it comes to job-hunting. This is based on the blogger’s personal opinions and not as a means for libel, slander or defamation. I’m sure that each and every one of you…

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.

Title: The Immortalists Author: Chloe Benjamin Format: eBook Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary Setting: New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas No. of Pages: 352 Publication: Tinder Press Publication Date: January 4th, 2018           If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York…

Book Review: The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy.

Title: The Book Runner Author: Devin Murphy Edition: Kindle Genre: Historical Fiction Setting: Delfzijl, the Netherlands No. of Pages: 380 Publication, Date: Harper Perennial, September 2017           In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during…

Book Review: Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli.

No. of Pages: 364 pages Edition: Kindle Author: Becky Albertalli Publisher, Date: Balzer and Bray, April 2018 Setting: Atlanta, Georgia (United States) Synopsis: Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes…

Me and My Non-Dress-Sense of Style.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably find dress shopping a difficult task to uphold. Here’s what you can do to ad-dress your sense of style. Go online and find out what is your body shape and how to dress it. Trust me, it’ll help you out a great deal. As a child, I used…

All It Takes is a Little Sushi to Get Through the Day.

There are days when things aren’t so bad. There are days when things do get rough. And then there are the days when shit hits the fan. When those days hit me, I read to take my mind off troubled times. Or I sleep it off. But sometimes those things don’t work. When they don’t,…

Book Review: As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner.

Edition: Kindle No. of Pages: 395 pages Author: Susan Meissner Publisher, Date: Berkley, February 2018 Setting: Philadelphia, United States of America Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and A Bridge Across the Ocean comes a new novel set in Philadelphia during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918, which tells the story of a family reborn…

Book Review: The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard.

Edition: Kindle edition No. of Pages: 384 pages Author: Janet Beard Publisher, Date: William Morrow Paperbacks, February 2018 Setting: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America Synopsis: In the bestselling tradition of Hidden Figures and The Wives of Los Alamos, comes a riveting novel of the everyday women who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II “What…

Book Review: Love and Ruin by Paula McLain.

Version: Kindle edition No. of Pages: 389 pages Publisher, Date: Ballantine Books, May 2018 Setting: Madrid, Finland, China, Key West, and Cuba Synopsis: The bestselling author of The Paris Wife returns to the subject of Ernest Hemingway in a novel about his passionate, stormy marriage to Martha Gellhorn—a fiercely independent, ambitious young woman who would become one…

A Special Visit from the Afterlife.

The months after my grandfather passed away in 1994 were difficult times. The people we met, the things we did, and the places we went, everything reminded us of him. The house was enveloped in sorrow and sadness. My grandmother looked fine as she went about doing her usual chores but I was sure her…

My Journey Through Hell and Back.

Almost a week ago, I blogged about coming down with Saturday night fever. That much was true. What I didn’t know that followed five days after that was the most severe case of food poisoning and diarrhoea I have ever encountered! It still began on that fateful Saturday night. But it didn’t start until after…

Saturday Night Fever.

It’s not what you think. Definitely not the movie starring John Travolta. And it definitely has nothing to do with the Bee Gees’ song either. It was the first thought that came to mind when I came down with high fever last night. I still have no idea what the cause of the fever was…

Terrible! That’s What It Was.

There are many things that can frustrate me and drive me up the wall. One of it is an online game that my husband introduced me to. Often, I’d find my character being killed off over and over again, despite the endless streams of health and mana potions. I end up telling myself that if…

Book Review: The Last Innocent Hour by Margot Abbott.

No. of Pages: 599 pages (although in iBooks, it was shown as 1,251 pages) Publisher, Date: Sand Hill Review Press, June 2017 Author: Margot Abbott Setting: Berlin, Germany Synopsis: It is 1946 and Berlin is a ruined city, the Nazis vanquished, but memories of the city in 1934 haunt Sally as she returns to investigate war…

Cats: The Purr-fect Cure for What Ails You.

Did you know… … that many studies have shown how pets can help to reduce stress and even lower blood pressure? I didn’t, at least, not until recently. I sat in the corner of the room my cats live in, cross-legged, and quietly observed them as they routinely padded around their living space. A sniff…

“Guest” Who’s Here!

In case you’re wondering, I’m not talking about some paranormal being that is sharing my home with me. I was referring to an actual human visitor or guest whom you’ve picked up from the arrival hall of your local airport. It could be a friend whom you have not seen in many years or it…

Killing Me Softly with Soft Serve Ice Cream.

When I think of soft serve, immediately McDonald’s comes to mind. Chocolate and plain vanilla. Were they the first to serve this? There are many independent start-ups and hipster cafes these days selling soft serve ice cream and touting them to be the best. But these delectable dairy treats cost a limb (at least RM10.00…

Do Not Disturb. Reading in Progress.

How often does this happen to you? You decide to do some reading. So you pick up your book and turn to the chapter where you last stopped, only to have someone sidle up to you and start talking or asking questions? Annoying, isn’t it? I’ve had a few instances myself, a few times during…

A Disclaimer For Life.

I bet you’ve encountered a situation where you’ve done or said something, but you don’t want other people to find out about it. But you weren’t alone. You were there with a friend. The next thing you say is, “Shh, don’t tell anyone about it.” Your friend nods and says: Don’t worry, you know me….

A Timely Escape to the Cove.

My beach vacation was a timely getaway from the hustle and bustle, the unwanted stress and the corporate poison from having left my company. Any later and it wouldn’t have made much of a difference. Also, any later will mean that I’d have to tussle with the Hari Raya and school holiday crowd! I booked…

Halt! Stop the Meeting Invitations!

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Has anyone ever asked to schedule a meeting for a meeting of the meeting for that meeting… Sorry, I had to do that. But think about it. How many meetings have you attended lately? How many meetings have you attended lately within a day? How many of these meetings were…