So Fishy but Still So Good!

There’s always that one friend who knows just where to get good food. Sometimes, you need to drive far; other times, it can just be right behind your house. In this case, it’s not a friend and yes, it was behind my house. My sister’s husband has a nose for delectable menus and he found…

Conversations with Your Grab Driver.

To you, he may be just a regular Grab driver you hailed on the Grab mobile app. But to him, you’re more than just a passenger. You’re his friend, confidante, therapist and more. Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels Let’s face it. Being a passenger in a car with anyone who doesn’t talk to you…

Killing Me Softly with Soft Serve Ice Cream.

When I think of soft serve, immediately McDonald’s comes to mind. Chocolate and plain vanilla. Were they the first to serve this? There are many independent start-ups and hipster cafes these days selling soft serve ice cream and touting them to be the best. But these delectable dairy treats cost a limb (at least RM10.00…

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…

Kuala Lumpur: Rich, Vibrant and Colourful.

About a year ago, I submitted an article on interior home decor for Mongoose Publishing. The article was published in the Tropicana Magazine. My journey into writing leads me to various destinations that don’t seem to be a fixed trend. And then I recently wrote an article for a friend on the sights and smells…

A Timeless Tale of Beauty and Nostalgia.

Recently in Malaysia, the movie Beauty and the Beast had garnered negative attention when the Censorship Board spotted what they interpreted as a gay moment during the song and dance between the pompous Gaston, his sidekick LeFou and the townspeople. Apparently said “gay moment” occurred when LeFou lifted up his shirt to show the love bite…

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…

Spoil Your Senses, 282 Metres Up in the Sky!

What do you do when you have friends visiting from the States? And these are not just your friends. These are the people whom you grew up with and have lost touch with ever since they left the country, never to be seen again until many years later in the unforeseeable future. These are the…

Have You Caught ‘Em All Yet?

I’m pretty sure by now you have all heard about the current mobile phone phenomenon, Pokemon Go. It was recently released in Malaysia and when it went live on the first day, everyone went nuts for it. Once upon a time when our parents fought hard to keep mobile phones away from the dinner table,…

What Happens When You’re Unemployed For Too Long?

The last time I was unemployed and looking for a job was in January this year (2016). The project I was working on last year had closed down and the whole team designated for the project were forced to look for work elsewhere. It took me four months to get a decent job, and even that…

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…

Would You Really Eat That?

A thought crossed my mind today. Malaysians actually have some of the weirdest food combinations that has ever crossed one’s palate. It’s definitely a unique craving and you kind of have to have some mental preparation for what is about to appear in front of you. Here are some of the more common weird food combinations…

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…

Food for Thought: Managing Expectations.

Weekends have always been our favourite time of the week, especially if you have a busy work week and all you want to have is some downtime. Weekends are also our favourite time of the week to sleep in and wake up only in time for lunch. Most of the time, we miss the proper lunch…

After Raya Comes the Weekend.

Hello readers, How has your Raya holidays been? I hope you’ve been making all your Raya visits to your family and friends’ homes, sharing tears of laughter and memories. My apologies for my absence on my blog. I may not celebrate Hari Raya but I’ve been doing my own thing during the past 3 days. Catching…

My Public Holiday Shenanigans.

Weekends and public holidays are meant for our overworked minds to sleep in and wake up later than we normally do on working days. Which was what my husband and I did on Wednesday, 22 June 2016. It was yet another public holiday for Malaysians. We have so many public holidays in our calendar that…

Should Parents Bring Their Children to the Cinema?

This is something that’s been on my mind every time I watch a movie at the cinema. Caution is necessary —> it might get a little controversial. Depends on how you look at it, and whose side you’re on, I guess. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Now, here’s my topic for today: Should children…

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…

An Eco-Friendly Way to Pest Control.

More often than not, you will find yourself drawn to a tiny red dot on your skin. Regardless of where it is, whether it is on your leg or arm, that tiny red dot looks kind of angry. That’s because you’ve done nothing much but scratch and poke at it. But it’s itchy, you argue….

Emotions at the Mere Touch of Decor.

Hello everybody, aren’t you glad it’s Friday already? Yes, I tend to make my lines rhyme sometimes. And it actually sounds nicer too. Not to mention, a little poetic as well. Since it’s already the end of yet another harrowing and busy work week, here’s a little something to read that is easy on the…

My Weekend Review #1.

Here’s a roundup of how my Saturday went: Finally did my first spider plant propagation on Saturday morning. 😎😎 I snagged a bunch of spider plant blades plus the roots from the existing pot, and secured it with potting mix. It was a back-breaking and ankle-busting chore as I had to squat most of the time…

Food Review: Me (Mee) and My Laksa.

Our weekends are normally saturated with lots of sleep. So it is quite common for us to wake up at almost noon, practically in time for lunch. The problem with that is we would miss out on having a proper meal at lunch time and we would end up eating junk instead. Thankfully, there are…

Food Review: Nyonya Colors.

There are days when you know what to have for dinner. But there are days when you don’t. Before you start writhing on the floor out of hunger and desperation, what I would do (and suggest you could do the same) is go to the nearest shopping mall, because it is a place where all…

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…

Food Review: Nasi Lemak.

Many people associate the nasi lemak with being ‘Malaysia, truly Asia‘. Four things you should know about nasi lemak: A staple daytime diet for most Malaysians. Best eaten when it is freshly cooked and prepared. Usually consumed for breakfast in the morning. Literally means fat rice when directly translated from Malay to English. Many people…

Deadpool; No Holds Barred.

There are many reasons why Malaysians don’t trust nor like our own Censorship Board because they have a habit of censoring and removing the best parts from movies that are deemed to be too offensive for movie-goers, especially those who are not of age. More often than not, these could be the same reasons why…

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…