Sleeping with the Skeleton in My Closet

Have you ever felt how you’re not who you think you are? That you’re not who society or your family wants you to be? That you might be harbouring a deep, dark secret or two? No, you’re not a cold-hearted serial killer. Neither are you a psychotic child molester or serial rapist. You’re you. You…

Do Not Disturb. Reading in Progress.

How often does this happen to you? You decide to do some reading. So you pick up your book and turn to the chapter where you last stopped, only to have someone sidle up to you and start talking or asking questions? Annoying, isn’t it? I’ve had a few instances myself, a few times during…

Halt! Stop the Meeting Invitations!

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels Has anyone ever asked to schedule a meeting for a meeting of the meeting for that meeting… Sorry, I had to do that. But think about it. How many meetings have you attended lately? How many meetings have you attended lately within a day? How many of these meetings were…

What I Learned From My Weekend Social Media Detox.

In this day and age, we live in a constant and consistent updatable (if there’s even such a word) lifestyle of connection and being “in-the-know”. The moment we feel as though we’re missing out on something important, we feel the pinch. Similar to what addicts feel when drugs and/or sex are out of their reach….

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…

What Happens When Your Job’s Not Cut Out For You.

Have your family and friends ever told you how lucky you are to have a job (your job, to be precise), but all you feel is a sense of utter confusion? Perhaps you simply can’t put your finger on what exactly it is that you don’t like about your current role, and you’re still there…

Should Companies Have Counselling Services For Their Employees?

What do YOU think? Should you have someone to turn to when shit hits the fan? Or are you afraid of approaching anyone at your workplace for fear of misplacing your trust and jeopardising your career? These questions have been on my mind for a long time, swirling and whirling in my mind ever since…

Presenting the Fright of My Life.

This topic is old news to me, considering how many times I had been called up for a presentation but when I learn that I’m supposed to give a presentation, I clam up. I know I will never be able to avoid or run away from presentations but it’s still one of my biggest fears. As big…

The Adventures of Working Remotely.

If you’re anything like me, you will probably have the option and the flexibility to work at the office or remotely from home. Oh, and if you’re anything like me, you will find that working remotely isn’t all that it seems to be. Once upon a time, when I took on my first job, I…

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…

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…

Money Matters on the Millennial Front.

The stuff of nightmares brought forth during our childhood years were often intensified by Hollywood movies, from clowns to witches and ghouls. If you’re a fan of Japanese horror movies, you will be plagued by many sleepless nights. But the stuff of nightmares that we, millennials, face are more frightening than a sheet of white…

A Millennial Jobseeker’s Dilemma.

Remember when I mentioned last week that I was finally recruited to rejoin the rest of the corporate world? Well, it turned out that the position I was offered wasn’t really what I was looking for, and the role was so new that nobody knew what sort of job description to give and explain to…

The Effect of Her by Gerard Stembridge.

Here’s the thing about reading: There will be a book or two that you won’t enjoy reading. And most people would tell me to stop reading it then and choose another book to read. Well, that’s where the dilemma comes in. I can’t make myself stop a reading a book the moment I start reading…

Southpaws, Unite!

I used to think that fairytales were real. I thought that if I looked at other boys hard enough, they would have some sort of royal gentlemanliness in them and I’d try to get their attention. I also used to think that left-handed people were weird. Not weird to the point of being associated with…

Hi, My Name is Jack.

WARNING: This post may come across as a rant, a complaint of some sort. If you do not wish to listen to my disgruntled opinion, you are welcome to leave the blog. SIX MONTHS AGO… JUNE 2015 I have been at my current company for six months now, having learnt the ins and outs 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…

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…

You Can’t “Flea” From It.

Disclaimer: Due to the excessive graphic illustrations of fleas and flea bites, I have decided not to upload an image for the following post, for concerns of shock upon viewing it. Also, I don’t particularly like seeing such horrible things on my WordPress blog. But I hope you enjoy the post anyway 😀 I hope…

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…

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…

Don’t Tweet About It.

There recently have been cases of individuals taking selfies in rather dangerous locations and many have lost their lives while trying to have their few seconds of fame. Here are a couple of recent headlines that you should heed before taking a high-risk selfie: Last year (2014), a Russian teenager plunged 30ft to her death…

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…

A Housewarming Mission.

The process often begins like this: You see a place you like and you start saving up for it. You go on window shopping sprees and make little notes on what you might get, what you could get, and what you should definitely get. You dream of when you finally move in, and decorate it…

Exit: Stage Fright.

I was never a fan of performing on-stage, not even when I used to play the piano and every year end, there would be an exam that requires playing on stage in front of an audience. Nope, nope, nope. I’d rather be backstage and in charge of props and resources than to smile and wave…

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…

Working on Weekends.

We’ve all suffered our pubescent years of primary and secondary school (junior and high school for others), gone through love and heartache in college, and graduated with honours and flying colours from university for just one reason — to get a job. A good job, while you’re at it, just so your job can provide…