I turned 38 a couple of days ago and to be completely honest, I was pretty depressed. I couldn't come to terms with the fact that I was nearing 40. FOR-TY. FOUR DECADES. I felt I hadn't quite 'achieved' enough in my 38 years of existence. But when I asked myself what I was expecting … Continue reading Can I pretend it’s not my birthday?
Anyone who knows me, will immediately know how much I adore my sister. Friends, relatives, ex-boyfriends, my husband, my cleaner, my boss, that random guy who sits diagonally across me at work on Wednesdays - I think his name might be Steve or Steven, I'm not exactly sure. If I'm being completely honest (which I am … Continue reading Sisters Forever
...since we moved into our (unfinished) house. It's been hard yards. Especially in the first couple of weeks when all four of us were living in the loft. There was that first night when we didn't have hot water or central heating - we had to shower the girls in our rented flat (good thing … Continue reading It’s been awhile…
Did you ever watch your parents when you were growing up, sometimes wondering why in the world they did the things they did? And resolving that no, when you grow up, there was no way you would do the same? I did and I have, but I have lately been feeling my age and catching … Continue reading 5 Random Things My Malaysian Parents Did That I Now Do
I'm no stranger to moving homes. When I was a child, we were always moving from one house to another. My father worked hard but money was scarce. Every year, when our landlord decided to increase the rent, we would pack our bags and move once more. We moved around SS2, SS3, SS4 and Damansara … Continue reading Celebrating the END of 10 Years of Moving Home
I was working on some ideas for a blog article about Malaysian parents. One of the funniest and possibly most humiliating memories I've ever had came flooding back to me. Fortunately, enough time has passed that sharing this story with you does not cause me to curl my toes and cringe. At that time I was … Continue reading The Incident of the Inappropriate Gifts
As far back as I can remember, Valentine's Day was always highly commercialised. The sale of red roses, greeting cards and other red and pink paraphernalia must hit the roof during this time of the year. Restaurants have special Valentine's Day menus (with corresponding 'special' prices) and the good ones get booked out quickly. I … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day – 2017
There's one particular time of the year it truly sucks to be in London. No, not during winter. It's during CHINESE NEW YEAR. Here's why. If you're like me, CNY used to be the most frigging awesome time of the year when you get to eat massive amounts of peanut cookies, collect angpows, play with … Continue reading The CNY I Remember
My father was a wise man and in many ways, he foresaw the future and made provisions for my mother when he was diagnosed with cancer, right down to choosing his burial plot and clearing his debts. There was only one thing he did not foresee: the advent and prevalence of social media in his … Continue reading My Mother Lost RM170,000 to Online Scammers
"Minum Milo Anda Jadi Sihat dan Kuat!" Translation: Drink Milo and you’ll grow up healthy and strong! When I was a kid (a lifetime ago!), I grew up on Milo. For the uninitiated, Milo is a sweet, chocolate-y drink produced by Nestle – it’s marketed as a healthy energy drink and like a lot of similar … Continue reading Why Mil0?