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…

How Often Do You Get Your Caffeine-Induced Creativity?

The notion of working remotely (be it from home, at your nearest Starbucks or from the white sandy beaches of Bora Bora) can be very stimulating and inviting. Of course, this depends on how you feed your curiosity and creativity. For me, the idea of working from and on a beach sounds heavenly but I…

Celebrate World Book Day with Some Book Facts!

It’s almost 5:00pm at the office but I haven’t forgotten that today is World Book Day! And to honour the day, I’m uploading an infographic on the top 10 fun facts about books that I’ve compiled from Hello Giggles. Let’s put our hands (and mouse cursor) together for the hobby and favourite pastime that has…

Photography: Monochrome and Me.

Photography has never been a hobby that I would associate myself with while growing up. In fact, I never thought I would one day be addicted to it. My family used to travel a lot and those were the times when we’d use the camera most. We shared a Kodak film camera, though the time…

Tapping Into My Inner Artist.

It has been quite awhile since I last did any painting. Or reading, for that matter. It also could be a reason why I’ve slacked off in the stress prevention department. I’ve put off painting for two weeks now and as a result, I allowed the stress at work to affect me. It caused me…

Art Therapy: My Way of Learning to Cope with Stress.

Sorry for the long absence from blogging. That’s because I’ve been struggling with stress lately (mostly from work) and I’ve been trying to find ways to cope. Stress is something many people face, yet not many know how to cope with it. I know positive stress is good for us as it encourages us to…

Why You Should Keep A Journal (Mine Would Be With A Typewriter).

Now that I have a typewriter, I’ve often been wondering what the heck am I going to use a typewriter for as I already have a laptop and several new Moleskine ruled notebooks (these are still waiting to be used). I’ve done my share of researching online, reading a variety of blogs and websites on…

Measure It Right!

I’ve always had trouble with measurements when I’m in the kitchen. It’s always too much of one thing and not enough of the other thing. Miscalculations which has often led to leftover food. Some measurements may not always make sense in each state, and unless you’re a seasoned baker or one who bakes to pass…

Brace Yourselves! The Holiday Season Is Coming!

The school holidays may have already begun, and parents are scrambling to get their act together and plan their annual leave accordingly. Because the young ones are restless and itching to go on yet another vacation. December is only a week and a half away, with the Christmas holidays coming ever so closer to home….

#TGIF Fun Fact: October… Or Should I Say, ‘Octobear’?

Hey everyone, Aren’t you glad that the weekend is finally here? Well, for those who would only see Friday the next day, don’t fret. It will be here. And when it is, you will jump for joy and cheer! Because it means that the weekend is coming and we can all relax and have some…

The Joke’s On You. Have a Punny Wednesday!

So… I’ve been doing my usual web-surfing for some pretty interesting things to share with you, and I found some jokes. Book jokes, to be precise, and jokes that us book nerds would understand. Though, I doubt you need to be a book nerd to get any of the jokes that I’m about to share…

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…

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…

What to Get for Dad.

Father’s Day is not very far away (oh look, I managed to rhyme that line) now. Have you guys thought of anything to get for your dads? Well, neither have I but it would seem that my dad (and my mum too, on her birthday and for Mother’s Day) has forbidden my sister and I…

A D.I.Y. Project using Discarded Tiles.

What happens when you have a box of dusty, discarded wall or floor tiles in your home? Do you get rid of them? Or turn them into a D.I.Y. project? Precisely what I did. Some years back, my uncle noticed a pile of discarded items on the front yard outside my next-door neighbour’s home. Famous…

I’d Say, You’re Already Halfway There!

As a child, you would have learnt the names of the seven days in a week in your first English class. As you grew older, you learnt that some calendars start their week on Sundays while other calendars start on Mondays. That was then. Nowadays, the seven days of the week are constantly being referenced…

Word.

OMG. Yes, OMG. Short for ‘Oh, My God!’, this word was initially made popular by Lord Fisher in his 1917 letter (below, photo by The Smithsonian Mag) addressed to Winston Churchill. 2016 is literally just around the corner, waiting to burst open its floodgates for us in roughly 12 hours to go, so let’s welcome…

Gone, Are The Hazy Days.

The haze in Malaysia now is a thing of the past. Roughly two months ago, the haze caused a lot of distress to Malaysians. Schools were closed. Children and the elderly fell sick as they were more susceptible to bad atmosphere. Venturing out of the house was a chore in itself. Everyone feared for their…