A Glorified Treasure Hunt

Spring cleaning isn’t something I’d look forward to, especially on weekends because it means unearthing old junk and disturbing the thick layers of dust covering said junk. It always leaves me in a sneezing fit. And it also means having to do housework when all you really want to do is relax. But it’s okay….

Xiaomi Unveils the New Mi 9T at Equatorial Plaza, Kuala Lumpur

Ever heard of the phrase, “Do one thing every day that scares you?” What about this? “Do something every day that is hard until it’s not?” This justifies and explains my day today. Usually, it is Mr Geeker who attends new phone launches and other miscellaneous media events but today, I stood chest out and…

Are Laptops Better than Cat Beds? Your Cat Thinks So

This one’s mine. Said every cat ever. Are you inspired to complete your thesis? Planning to finish writing that long-awaited novel? Or it’s that infernal presentation that your boss has been harping about? Whatever the reason, you brew yourself a hot cup of coffee and fire up the laptop. You’re about to do some serious…

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…

7 Fitness Wearables That Won’t Dent Your Bank Account.

So the new year has begun and how many of us actually have added fitness goals to our list of New Year resolutions? How many of us have actually stuck to our guns and started doing various physical activities to keep ourselves fit? Let’s not mock those who have begun or who are already in…

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…

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…

Photography: Monochrome and Me.

Photography has never been a hobby that I would associate myself with while growing up. In fact, I never thought I would one day be addicted to it. My family used to travel a lot and those were the times when we’d use the camera most. We shared a Kodak film camera, though the time…

Experience Real Estate Excellence with iProperty.com Malaysia!

iProperty.com Malaysia is hosting the REA Connect, our first real estate conference on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at the Connexion Conference & Event Centre in Bangsar South, and you are invited to join us! Are you excited? We definitely are! Interested? You can learn from the industry experts and gain valuable insights on technology and real…

Tune In To Your Audiobooks This June!

Some of you may already know this but I most certainly didn’t! Did you guys know that June 2017 is Audiobook Month? I didn’t even if I happen to have the complete works of Dale Carnegie in audio format. I just haven’t found the motivation to listen to him tell his story because audiobooks aren’t…

A Costly Convenience for the Digital Savvy.

Sometimes I wonder if modern technology today is good for us. Technology has helped to save lives, complete tasks, build machines, design skyscrapers and manufacture various modes of transportation. Yet at the same time, technology can also destroy what we have worked so hard to create. It can turn round any time and stab us…

For The Love of Typewriters.

I have always been one to lean towards all things retro and vintage, from big things like cars to small things like accessories and costume jewellery. When I came across photos of old timey things like the retro and/or vintage typewriters, I’ve not looked back since. I often croon and rave about typewriters to my…

Play Store vs. Playground.

There are at least 3 playgrounds within the immediate area of the condo where I live with my husband. Every morning when I join the rest of the corporate zombies on the clogged-up highway, I pass 2 out of the 3 playgrounds. When I return from work, I pass by the third playground. Yet, these playgrounds…

Definitely #firstworldproblems.

The arrival of new smartphone models and the creation of new mobile phone gaming applications are things we cannot avoid. It happens everyday, no matter where we go, whether we like it or want to be involved or not. You can bluff yourself and say that you’re not interested. You can tell the world that…

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…

A Platform of Knowledge.

It wasn’t too long ago when I discovered the secrets of Tumblr, and found out that there were many others like myself. Avid readers, book lovers, title hoarders, and page turners. Intellectuals who loved the smell of brand new books and sighed with pleasure the moment we set foot into a library or a bookstore….

Walking Down “Memory” Lane.

Drag and Drop Dragging and dropping files into a tiny piece of technology is often a pain in the ass to me because of the amount of storage that will eventually run out when too many things have been put into it. I have various storage devices ranging from 16MB to 128GB, with each and…

SEO with Spiderbots.

The only time I ever want to talk about spiders is when I’m referring to the arachnids created by Google and other search engines. According to Kinetic Knowledge: These multi-legged robots are known as ‘spiderbots‘, ‘web crawlers‘ or ‘Googlebots‘), and are deployed by Google and other search engines to crawl your web pages based on…

Oh, ‘APP’ solutely!

Who would have thought that Waze could help so many drivers today, to locate their destinations and avoiding as much traffic congestion as possible. Whoever came up with the idea for Waze was one helluva genius (geniuses, ‘app’ arently, because it was created by Israeli trio Uri Levine, software engineer Ehud Shabtai, and Amir Shinar)!…

SEO is the Future.

There are way too many abbreviations, jargon and technical terms these days, especially in the world of social media and internet marketing. And especially since social media is a big thing and many companies have their own in-house teams or have acquired the services of a specialized agency. I feel confused just listening to people…

Homecooked with Love.

There will always come a time when you want to whip up something special but you don’t actually have the resources to do so. Special meals at special places will no doubt leave a hole in your wallet, or worse, if you already had an existing “hole” in your wallet, it will just expand and…

The Dell from Hell.

When I enrolled in college, my first laptop was a Dell. And it was Hell. After a year, the laptop began to show signs of wear and tear, and the battery life started draining by the chunks on a regular basis. And I only used it for college assignments and basic web surfing. I rarely…

Arsenal wins UEFA Match out of Sheer Luck.

I believe Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may have discovered a pot of leprechaun’s gold beneath a rainbow before the match between his team and Bayern Munich. Or maybe his wife could have pressed a four-leaf clover into his management diary a few days prior to the big game. Because the two goals that were scored…

Welcome Back, Friday!

Wow. Aren’t you glad it’s Friday already? Where have you been? We have been looking for you all week since Monday! Welcome back, Friday, and you know what? Can you please stay a little longer this time? Thanks. We could certainly do with a longer weekend. Anyway… To reboot (or here’s a recap of) my…

Hipster Joints.

My apologies for not having uploaded a blog post yesterday, as it was a public holiday in Malaysia (Awal Muharram, also known as ‘Maal Hijrah’) and I was out all day with my husband and some friends. And our outing has given me some input for a blog post today. Here’s a little tidbit about…

Cold-Calling or Buzz-Email?

Cold-calling is common, but what the heck is ‘buzz-email‘? Urban Dictionary defines the word ‘buzz‘ as ‘anything that creates excitement or stimulus‘. Dictionary.com defines ‘buzz‘ as a ‘low, vibrating humming sound, like that of a bee, machinery, or people talking‘. There was even a Google Buzz, which was a ‘social networking, microblogging and messaging tool…

Which Social Media Are You?

Like my husband said to me last night, social media exploded onto the scene of the World Wide Web just when youngsters of the latest Net Generation were born. This only means that those born after the Generation X or Y will be very well-read with smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers, and all other things…