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…

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…

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…

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 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 Kind of Reader Are You?

After many years of reading and enjoying the sight and smell of new books, I’ve often wondered what sort of reader have I turned out to be. And whether who I am is common and ordinary or rare and unique. Not sure where you lie? Maybe this will help you: The Classification of Book Lovers…

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 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…

Unconventional Love.

I’ve only recently begun reading this young adult fiction titled ‘Eleanor & Park‘ by Rainbow Rowell (who is also behind books such as ‘Landline‘, ‘Fangirl‘, and ‘Attachments‘. From what I can tell just by reading the first few chapters, this book is all about the love between two sweet sixteen-year-old teenagers. Both are nerds whose…

EPL 2015: First Match Flop.

I am honestly displeased and disappointed when the full-time whistle was blown and the score remained at 2-0 in the favour of West Ham United. I don’t hate West Ham for defeating Arsenal. They played well, and they played with such fervour and ferociousness that they had every right and reason to win. Arsenal, on…

Books on Impulse.

I don’t often buy my books from MPH, Border’s or Times Bookstore because their prices per book can be quite expensive. RM35.90 for a book is considered expensive, especially since they have warehouse book sales nowadays where books go for prices as low as RM8.00. I’d fall for those prices hook, line and sinker! But…

Of War and Suffering.

I don’t normally read books that would give me vivid dreams and sleepless nights. This is proof of how I watch my movies too. I don’t normally watch movies that give me nightmares and cause me to frantically rush to and from the bathroom, and pray that when I use the sink, I won’t catch…

Currently Reading.

It was all the rage, all the hype that was trending on Tumblr. I followed a few voracious book readers and it kept popping up on my Tumblr feed. Until one day, I could take no more of scrolling through my feed, and I downloaded the e-book version for my Kindle 5. ‘All The Bright…

A Hot and Spicy Affair

Copa American 2015: Chile vs. Argentina It was definitely a Chilean affair. Chile held on for dear life throughout the entire competition right until the final match against Argentina. They were probably the least expected country to win the cup, especially since Argentina had always been favourites to lift the trophy. But Chile “made history…