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…

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…

Admiring My Little Empire Aristocrat.

I fell in love with typewriters when I first saw them on Pinterest and Tumblr. I often caught myself envying the people who owned them. But I didn’t know where to get them in Malaysia. Until my husband bought one for my 30th birthday. It was a vintage model called the Antares 280. I’m not…

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…

Top 10: What Every Reader is Aware Of.

This is a situation that every reader is probably aware of and will most likely understand too. Aren’t we all born to read? Yes we are! Aren’t we all forced to work? Well, sort of… After all, where would we get the money to buy our books, right? Being forced to work is just one…

Of Work, Hot Chocolate and Reading.

Hey guys, It’s been awhile since I last posted anything here. I’ve been busy with work, that’s why. A marketing executive role for me has taken over three-parts of my life and by the time I get home, I’m too tired to do anything else. Also, after wading through heavy traffic from the office back…

Why We Read and What Can Books Do For Us.

Have you often asked yourself why is it that you read? Why do you read what you read? Why do we even read in the first place? I suppose the simple answer would be for pleasure. We read because it pleases us. We read because it feels pleasurable to read. But what exactly is the…

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…

Celebrating a One-Year Anniversary.

Another short post today. I just want to say that my blog, Creator & Curator, is celebrating (on a small scale) its first year anniversary today. I can’t believe it has been a year already since I started the blog. Well, if you want to be precise and persnickety, then the exact date when I started…

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…

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…

First World Reader Problems #1.

A bibliophile is defined as a “lover of books; one who loves to read, admire, and collect books.“ You can find many book lovers and avid readers on Tumblr who constantly share their readership and kinship with their books with you through their pages. I, for one, am like them, and I share the same…

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…

Tech Spec: Samsung NX Mini.

. Today, I’d like to introduce the newest addition to my family — the Samsung NX Mini. Giving Up At some point in my life, I gave up photography after enduring a rough few years trying to break into the scene. I stupidly did a service for a potential client, only to have the client…

New Year, New Challenges.

I’m sure many of you have Tumblr and/or Pinterest accounts at some point in your life, but would you have stumbled upon the infographics above for a reading challenge? I saw this on Pinterest but more often than not, I see it on Tumblr. I’ve never taken up the challenge as I’m not interested in…

When Reading Takes Precedence.

There will be but a short post today. A post that outlines my love for books and reading. There are many important areas of my life, from my marriage to my job. But only one thing stands out tall and bright, and they are my books. There’s something about reading that I cannot explain to…

Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell.

If you found a magic telephone in your closet, attic or store room, and it allows you to turn back time. Which means that you have the chance to go back into the past and meet your teenaged self to right the wrongs of your life, would you take it? If yes, which areas of…

Tipping Point of Relaxation.

Hello Friday, welcome back! We’ve been looking for you since Monday and expecting your arrival since Wednesday. Please stay a little longer this time, okay? Because we all need a longer break. Well, depends on how you see it but this weekend can be a long weekend because Deepavali falls on this coming Tuesday, 10…

To Read, Or Not to Read.

My voracious appetite for books and reading has earned me a number of interrogative questions, especially by my relatives on how many books I’ve read, how many books do I buy at one given time, and how is it that I can go for long periods reading and not falling asleep. Because many people I…

Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

Two sisters. One must be brave. The other should be afraid. Be very, very afraid. After all, it is World War II and in wars, nothing good ever comes out of it. Unless we’re talking about the benefits that the enemies are getting at the expense of the victims. Synopsis: “FRANCE, 1939: In the quiet…

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

I never wanted it to end but it did. It eventually did. I enjoyed the book so much that I constantly read it week in, week out. I easily covered several chapters a night. Before I knew it, I broke past the middle of the book. Then I realised that I was done with it…

EPL 2015: Chelsea vs. Arsenal.

It was a fiery affair for Arsenal during the match against Chelsea, and at this moment, it depends on how you see it and which side you’re on. I may be a true Arsenal fan, but I have my opinions on how things should have turned out. And definitely for the better. Everything about the…

Book Lovers, Unite!

Today’s post is going to be a laidback topic and a relaxing read because I figured that I may have gone quite wordy over the past few weeks. So today, we’ll round up the week with a Top 10 List. Let’s see now, what would you put in your Top 10 List? Top 10 Places…

Swapping Mix Tapes for Fanfiction.

It was a bookish weekend for me two days ago, beginning with a one-night sleepover with my sister at my condo and ending with the last page of ‘Eleanor & Park‘. I have my comments about the book, which I will share in awhile. Before I went to bed, I placed my Paris bookmark into…