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…

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,…

The Sweet Power of Suggestion

Last night, my husband and I were watching a video on YouTube on jelly beans and how they’re made. It brought me back to our dating days when we used to visit Candylicious, the sweet shop in One Utama and KLCC. We browsed the rows and shelves of candies, chocolates, chewy dinosaurs, gummy bears, and…

“What’s In a Name?” to Quote Shakespeare.

Shakespeare wasn’t the only one with the question when he added it to his play, Romeo and Juliet. The quotes from the play pertaining to the question, “The name of a thing does not matter as much as the quality of the thing,” and “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” were not…

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…

What’s the Most Unusual Bookmark You Have Ever Used?

I’m sure by now you all know how often I read. I read in the morning while having my breakfast. I read at lunch time while sipping my hot sencha and dipping crab maki (small rice-and-crabmeat-wrapped-in-seaweed) in wasabi and soy sauce. I read at night before bedtime. I even read at night way past my…

Bookshelf Management: Which Is Your Style?

  I was going through my bookshelf when I finished reading Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie, and I noticed that my books were neither here nor there. This was before I settled on The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain, by the way. They were arranged according to height but in terms of…

Where Would Your Build Your Book Fort?

  There is something you should know about me. I love to read. I love reading. I love every single thing that has to do with books. Story books, mind you, not college textbooks. I love fiction, mostly literary, historical, fantasy or romance. But I guess you already know that about me. After all, you’ve…

Mmm… French Toast…

What happens when you run out of breakfast ideas? You’ve had pancakes. You’ve gobbled down all the ham sandwiches. You’ve even gone as far as to having various toppings on your oatmeal for the last three days! The last thing you want is more oatmeal. After doing a quick comb-over of your kitchen, you realised…

Hit Me, Britney, One More Time!

Once upon a time, when the Internet was new on everyone’s box-shaped computer. When songs contained meaningful lyrics, when singers and performers were not as skimpily-dressed and shouting out sex-heavy, bruised and battered lines. Also, once upon a time when Britney Spears was the darling of MTV, and everyone’s fantasy. Every guy wanted to be…

Are You A Regular Customer?

Do you often eat at the same place? Or would you prefer to rotate your dining destinations? If you’re a regular customer at some eatery or diner, how often are you actually there? Until you reach a point where the restaurant service staff remembers you? Whether it is for your complicated order or that one…