My Fuss-Free Vacation to Malacca.

They say travelling broadens the mind, nourishes the soul and heightens the senses. They also said that travelling can reduce stress because it is something we enjoy doing and an activity that doesn’t kill us like our jobs do. Except that it does drain your bank account if you don’t plan carefully. The whole of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Evolution of Cups and Mankind.

Controversies keep us on our toes. That’s what I think. Because when there’s a controversy, there are all kinds of people who suddenly become geniuses overnight. They spout nonsense, thinking that they look or sound smarter. They start acting as if they know everything and that other people don’t and therefore, need to follow their…

Gone, Are The Hazy Days.

The haze in Malaysia now is a thing of the past. Roughly two months ago, the haze caused a lot of distress to Malaysians. Schools were closed. Children and the elderly fell sick as they were more susceptible to bad atmosphere. Venturing out of the house was a chore in itself. Everyone feared for their…

The Malaysian Budget 2016.

Now, I’m not one to talk about anything political or economical. Because I’m not interested in either topic. But I feel that as a Malaysian, I should perhaps make mention of either topic to show my support for the nation. And because I believe that one day, we can be a better nation too. The…

Little Bites of Delight.

It is probably not wise to have dessert for dinner but I wasn’t in the right mindset to make a decision. Because I wasn’t hungry when dinnertime arrived and I wasn’t about to rain unnecessary blows on my bowels. I’ve suffered from bloating and tummy discomfort before, especially when I’m not hungry but I’d eat…

Rife with Competition.

With a little honesty, people will tell you that they don’t enjoy competition. They will tell you that they wished they could run their business, or study for an exam without the heat of a bright spark whose brain is bigger and with a faster processing speed than yours. Wouldn’t you wish you had no…

The Canteen: An Awesome Review.

My Sunday began just like any other Sunday — oversleeping because I’ve slept far too late on Saturday night. How typical of me. No matter how many times I berate myself for having such awful sleeping habits, you can’t blame me either because I bust my chops on weekdays, sleeping early just so I can…

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…

Drive Your Decisions Carefully.

Do you often wonder what your choices would be as you grow older? What happens if you remained single for the rest of your life? Will you be able to find a Prince Charming to sweep you off your feet? Will you have that foot-popping kiss like Princess Mia in The Princess Diaries? Will you…

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…

Food Review: Big Bob Burgers and Coffee.

Want to start a revolution? Here, have a burger. Not just any burger. Have a Big Bob’s burger! Because it’s so big, one is enough. No, seriously. Just ask my husband. He had one and he was as satisfied as King Midas and his golden touch. I think we’ve mentioned ‘burger’ and one too many…