Saved by the Book!

I’ve got a random question for you, readers: Can a book really save your life by stopping a bullet for you? Or is it just a myth? Because if that’s the case, then women don’t really need men anymore, since books have taken over the places of our boys. I know this sounds like a strange blog…

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…

No Oven, No Problem.

When my husband and I first moved into the condo that we bought together, we were torn between getting a microwave oven, an oven, and a toaster. Should we get a microwave oven so we could have our instant meals when we’re too lazy to cook? Or should we get a toaster so we could…

A Cat Rescue Mission on Father’s Day.

Life always dishes out the most unplanned and unexpected events for you, and most of the time, there are no indications on what the events will be about. My husband and I woke up way past noon on Father’s Day. We just wanted something to eat before going to Digital Mall and then come straight…

The Adventures of Working Remotely.

If you’re anything like me, you will probably have the option and the flexibility to work at the office or remotely from home. Oh, and if you’re anything like me, you will find that working remotely isn’t all that it seems to be. Once upon a time, when I took on my first job, I…

Should Parents Bring Their Children to the Cinema?

This is something that’s been on my mind every time I watch a movie at the cinema. Caution is necessary —> it might get a little controversial. Depends on how you look at it, and whose side you’re on, I guess. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Now, here’s my topic for today: Should children…

Writing and Beyond.

Hello readers, It has certainly been awhile since I’ve published something here. Well, let me put your minds at ease (though I’m sure you all have better things to do than to sit and stare at your laptops 24/7 and waiting to see a post go up). I was quite occupied with doing some research…

Hello, June.

Wow, it’s June already? Time really flew by quickly. And what have I accomplished lately? To be honest, nothing much. Which makes me feel a little depressed too. Here’s what happened in my 2016 that I am still not happy about: I was jobless in January. I fell behind in my 2016 Reading Challenge on…

What to Do with Friends Over the Weekend.

There are many ways to enjoy the weekend. You can read your book or start a new one. You can watch some movies or catch up with your drama series. Or you can finally do your spring cleaning with a hint of jazz. But the best part about it is that you’re now free to…

Spring Cleaning, One Box at a Time.

In view of yesterday’s post and all the previous articles I have ever written on minimalism and de-cluttering, I decided to go on a de-cluttering spree myself. The condo that I share with my husband was not just a home but also a storage for all sorts of items that we no longer use or…

Money Matters on the Millennial Front.

The stuff of nightmares brought forth during our childhood years were often intensified by Hollywood movies, from clowns to witches and ghouls. If you’re a fan of Japanese horror movies, you will be plagued by many sleepless nights. But the stuff of nightmares that we, millennials, face are more frightening than a sheet of white…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

The Idle Mind is Talking.

Do you know what happens when you suddenly stop being busy and productive? Your mind stops being the same. Your body is still active because of the certain activities that require you to be up and about, but your mind becomes idle and you end up shooting blanks. If you’re like me, retrenched and unemployed…

Knowing What is Necessary.

Government offices often attract long queues and crowds even more than carnivals and amusement parks. As the offices are only opened on weekdays, everyone will be there to pay their bills, persuade an officer to cancel a service because they don’t want it anymore, or demand for a refund for a bill that was not…

Book Review: The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers.

Alright, I’m finally done with this. Took me awhile to finish reading, it did, and now I’m two books behind my 2016 Reading Challenge! I’m supposed to finish reading 50 books before the end of the year too. Well, without further ado, here is what I think about the book. My usual routine will begin…

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise.

“Five more minutes, I promise… Zzz…” That’s what we always tell ourselves when our alarm rings at 9:00am in the morning, regardless of the day. That’s what we always say to the person who has been tasked to wake us up in the morning. And then you find yourself waking up at noon. OH NO!…

A Peace of Mind.

Remember the lyrics: Silence is golden, but my eyes still see. Silence is golden, golden, but my eyes still see. Originally co-written by Bob Gaudio (of the American rock band, The Four Seasons) and Bob Crewe, the song was later covered by English band The Tremeloes in 1967 and Swedish singer Jim Jidhed in 1989….

The “Other” Neighbours.

And no, I don’t mean the neighbours on your left, nor your right. I wasn’t referring to the neighbours opposite you or above you either. Let me ask you something, though. Do you sometimes feel like you’re being watched? Or that you’re not alone in the house or room? Do you sometimes wonder why you’re…

Hi, My Name is Jack.

WARNING: This post may come across as a rant, a complaint of some sort. If you do not wish to listen to my disgruntled opinion, you are welcome to leave the blog. SIX MONTHS AGO… JUNE 2015 I have been at my current company for six months now, having learnt the ins and outs of…