Best 5 Kitchen Holiday Gift Ideas For Christmas

They were not wrong when they said, “The way to someone’s heart is through his or her stomach.” So, whether you’re shopping the perfect gift for a budding chef, holiday hostess or your home baker sibling, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We did most of the hard work for you and whipped up a…

Weekend Reads: 5 Great Gadgets For Your Next Road Trip

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Have you ever thought how lucky we are to be Malaysians? I have, and it’s not just because of the wide variety of cuisines. Malaysia is home to many different races who celebrate many different festivals and thus, serve a smorgasbord of gastronomical fanfare, as far as your stomach can…

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…

Colmar Tropicale, In All Its Glory.

So I’m going to have yet another long weekend in January this month, my first for 2017 apart from the one we had for New Year’s Eve. It is actually my 30th birthday surprise weekend getaway which was long overdue because my husband was unable to secure the dates in December on my actual birth…

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

So it was Christmas for us yesterday (it’s Boxing Day today for Malaysians as I write this blog post). I would have loved to update my blog much earlier but I was busy preparing my R&R for the long Christmas weekend. I wanted to make sure that I had enough time to do all the…

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….

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson: A Resort Like No Other Above the Sea.

Hello readers, I am finally back in reality after being AWOL or MIA on my blog for the past four days. I had been tucked away in a hidden cove in Port Dickson. My husband’s company had organized a weekend trip to Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson, a resort-styled sanctuary offering unparalleled superior surroundings with private…

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…

Photography in Motion.

Hello readers, Here’s a totally different post for today. Because you guys have done a wonderful job reading and keeping up with my blog these past few days. Also, we need a change of scenery. We all need a change of scenery once in awhile, don’t we? Anyway, I’m sharing a couple of photography cheat…

The A-Z of a Book Lover’s Glossary.

Who else agrees with me on this? That no matter where we are, it will always feel like we have been transported to a new destination whenever we pick up a book to read. I feel that way all the time when I had my nose buried between the pages of a book. Carlos Ruiz Zafon…

Trippin’ Down the East Coast.

Every year, for Chinese New Year, my family and relatives would go back to my dad’s hometown in Kuala Lipis, Pahang for the first day and reunion dinner on the first night, followed by a short trip to Fraser’s Hill (also in Pahang). The latter was more of a recent addition to our CNY vacation…

Drive with Your Eyes on the Road.

The time has come for the children to get up to mischief again and start monkeying around, and with reason too! As Chinese New Year falls on Monday and Tuesday, Malaysians are looking forward to yet another long weekend. Unfortunately, long weekends mean that many will be on the road either for a long weekend…

The 10 Types of Christmasses.

Here’s a running joke that often finds itself on the pages of social media: Q: What do you normally get on Christmas? A: Fat. I get fat on Christmas, or pregnant with food babies. Hello, everyone! Sorry about the absence of posting for the last two days but while I don’t celebrate Christmas, my family…

Living Out of A Box, Literally.

I’ll be honest with you. I have yet to do what I have put forth to you. I have yet to take the opportunity to stay within the metal four walls of a container hotel. English majors and language nerds (including yours truly) will pounce on you for using this term without a care for…

Genting Highlands for Everyone!

My husband and I were back in Genting Highlands last Thursday, but not for gambling reasons. We don’t gamble. I’ve never been to the casino in Genting Highlands, to be honest. And I don’t plan to either. I have been to the casino in the Central Business District of Brisbane, however, and after seeing how…

Selangor Gives Back.

I rarely ever publish blog posts about my own country, for safety reasons. Also, for political and religious reasons where I know I can get into trouble for mentioning it online. So I normally avoid talking about Malaysia unless it’s about food and holiday destinations. Today, however, I feel indebted to publish a post on…

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…

Ringgit Malaysia: Revenge of the Fallen.

Pardon the line taken from the Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen movie title, but if you accidentally stumbled upon a stash of hundred ringgit bills somewhere along the kerb, would you pick them up? Or will you think that it is a carefully-planned trap laid out by someone who will pounce on you the…

Of Art and Coffee in Genting Highlands.

Over the weekend, my husband and I made our way up to a place called Genting Highlands with a free room registered by my mum after collecting enough Genting Rewards points through her endless trips up to their casinos. We left on Friday afternoon, checked in at 3:00pm and spent the rest of the day…

A Visit to the Vet.

Having a pet is the most wonderful thing in your life, because now you have something to share your happiness with (not so much your food since pets don’t normally eat human food) and technically, your life with too. But the problem starts when you want to go on a holiday. For those staying with…

Nature’s Best; Finest Perfection.

Local travelling is just as good as international travelling because in both cases, you will come across places that you have never seen before, and learn a thing or two about that place. Now imagine if you’re revisiting the country or state, but instead of going to the same old places, now you try looking…

The Bridge on the Perak River.

The long National Day weekend has prompted yet another road trip back to Ipoh, Perak for us, despite having vacationed here some time back in May this year. There is something about Ipoh that resonates with us. And that the lifestyle and the cost of living are both laidback and affordable. Even more so than…

It’s a Hazy Situation.

Dear foreign tourists and international holidaymakers, If you can’t see the outline of the buildings in the distance and you thought you smelled fire and smoke, don’t be alarmed. It is just the haze that has returned to blanket the nation in gray. If you have planned your trips anytime in the second half of…

Festive Cheer: Going Home for Raya

Many people will be taking to the road and driving back to their hometowns this week. The reason for this festive cheer is Hari Raya on Friday, 17 July 2015, and Saturday, 18 July 2015. The highways will be clogged with vehicles going up north, down south, and anywhere in between to enjoy the off-work…