Sport Jacket: The One Garment To Spice Up Your Style

Previously, we shared that a sport jacket is the universal garment that will elevate a gentleman’s image on a first date. But what exactly is a sport jacket anyway? And how does a single garment elevate one’s overall image by Continue reading Sport Jacket: The One Garment To Spice Up Your Style

Architecture Or Archi-torture? (Part 1 Of 10)

One of the hardest university majors to pursue is architecture. From an outsider’s perspective, one might not see the weight and pressure architecture students are carrying. Because every design or drawing comes with a price of sleepless nights and constant Continue reading Architecture Or Archi-torture? (Part 1 Of 10)

Slow Fashion: Up-Cycled High Fashion Streetwear

Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Versace. What do these brands have in common? They’re all high fashion, luxury brands that appear famously on runways (check out my previous article about catwalk modelling!). I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Big Four Continue reading Slow Fashion: Up-Cycled High Fashion Streetwear

Are You BRUTAL Enough To Stay Relevant In Today’s Workplace?

Today, the world as we know it is still battling the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic. The global workforce is indisputably affected by massive layoffs as businesses were forced to downsize or fold up due to the economic damage caused by lockdowns Continue reading Are You BRUTAL Enough To Stay Relevant In Today’s Workplace?

Local Food Tales: Kolo Mee – Home Away From Home

What’s delicious to you, something you can’t live without and unique to your culture? It’s our ethnic food, of course! These are special because food originating from one’s country can never be imitated. How different can food be in a Continue reading Local Food Tales: Kolo Mee – Home Away From Home

Unfolding Renée’s Cancer Journey (Part 2 Of 2)

Renée Aziz Ahmad was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She sought to raise the awareness of the disease whilst she herself was undergoing recovery, sharing her cancer journey and experiences on social media, talks and through her daily Continue reading Unfolding Renée’s Cancer Journey (Part 2 Of 2)

Diving Into An Alien World Right Here On Earth

Did you know you can feel weightlessness when you’re scuba diving? There are a few ways to achieve that feeling. One way is to become an astronaut and work onboard a space station. Another option that is within our stratosphere Continue reading Diving Into An Alien World Right Here On Earth

Are You, Or Somebody You Know, A Victim Of Racism At Work?

The idea of racism is alive and well in our workplaces. The problem hinges on the fact that racism has evolved over the decades. It’s true we have made progress in tackling overt acts of racism. However, racism has undergone its Continue reading Are You, Or Somebody You Know, A Victim Of Racism At Work?

Third Culture Kid: Leaving Home To A New Home (Part 3 Of 3)

Third culture kids or individuals are people who grew up and were raised in a different country other than their parents’ country of nationalities. They live in a different environment during a very significant phase of their childhood years. I’m Continue reading Third Culture Kid: Leaving Home To A New Home (Part 3 Of 3)

EV Is The Future, But Are We Ready To Make The Change?

EV charging station

In the previous article, we touched on the basic knowledge of charging an electric vehicle (EV). Lately, EV is getting a lot of attention, not only from car enthusiasts but also from the general public. Capitalising on this trend uptick, Continue reading EV Is The Future, But Are We Ready To Make The Change?

Is The Mechanical Wristwatch Still Relevant In The Digital Age?

Previously we shared that a gentleman is always well dressed. And nothing completes a well-tailored attire better than a wristwatch. One simply doesn’t leave home with bare wrists. Whether suited and booted, or casually elegant, one’s outfit isn’t complete with Continue reading Is The Mechanical Wristwatch Still Relevant In The Digital Age?

Local Food Tales: Nasi Lemak – Malaysia’s Second Mum

Malaysian food is a rich combination of unforgettable memories and tastes. In this first episode of my series about local cuisine, that I have developed a deep connection with, I strongly suggest for one to experience the history from its Continue reading Local Food Tales: Nasi Lemak – Malaysia’s Second Mum

Cancer Spells The End For Most, But Not For Renée Aziz Ahmad (Part 1 Of 2)

What does it take to climb the highest mountain in the continents of Africa, South America and Europe? Guts, grit and gumption! Packed in a 150 centimetre frame, Renée Aziz Ahmad is, in a nutshell the epitome of determination. Her cancer Continue reading Cancer Spells The End For Most, But Not For Renée Aziz Ahmad (Part 1 Of 2)

My Expat Memories In Saudi Arabia (Part 2 Of 3)

An expatriate or expat is someone who is residing or working in a country that is other than their native country. Previously, I shared my thoughts about my home in Saudi Arabia (Saudi) and the little things that I find Continue reading My Expat Memories In Saudi Arabia (Part 2 Of 3)

Receiving And Expressing Love Your Way

Break-ups, heartbreaks and vowing never to wear your heart on your sleeve again. Sounds familiar? We’ve all experienced love in various forms, both good and bad, at least once in our lifetime. And with experience, we also understand that it Continue reading Receiving And Expressing Love Your Way

It’s Your First Date, And He’s Looking A Little Underdressed

I can’t believe that we’re finally meeting, after a good three weeks of exchanging text messages. After all, I spent the whole morning and the better part of the afternoon setting my hair and going through my closet with my Continue reading It’s Your First Date, And He’s Looking A Little Underdressed

When In Doubt, Check With A Pharmacist

It’s the flu season again, and it appears that you’ve caught the virus! Waking up with a runny nose and a sore throat, you decide to pay a visit to the doctor’s clinic. However, the clinic you usually visit is Continue reading When In Doubt, Check With A Pharmacist

More Than Just Shells: The Future Of Chitin

Crustacean shells, insect exoskeletons and fungi may be different by origin. However, they all have one thing in common. All of them produce a wonderful compound called chitin (pronounced as kai-tin). It is a foreign name which leads many to Continue reading More Than Just Shells: The Future Of Chitin

Net Energy Metering: Adding Value To Solar Panel System

net energy metering

Previously, we shared what homeowners need to know prior to setting up a roof solar panel system. This is because a growing number of householders now consider a rooftop solar panel system a basic necessity. The influx of solar panels Continue reading Net Energy Metering: Adding Value To Solar Panel System

A Heritage Road Trip: Malaysia Through An Expat’s Eyes

For someone who was raised outside their native country, it comes with many missed-out opportunities. We moved overseas to Saudi Arabia when I was five in 2004, and that was the last time I remember Malaysia being a home to Continue reading A Heritage Road Trip: Malaysia Through An Expat’s Eyes

Memoirs Of Concubine KL: Petaling Street’s Trendiest Hub

It was like whizzing in and out of nostalgic Shanghai and a contemporary world. Think of Paris of the East, and New York of the West! That is precisely the ambience exuded by one of Kuala Lumpur’s (KL) rising night Continue reading Memoirs Of Concubine KL: Petaling Street’s Trendiest Hub

The Dedication Of Marine Turtles Conservation (Part 2 Of 2)

In the previous article, we looked at how marine turtles play an important but often overlooked role in maintaining the ocean ecosystem. For this part of the series, I’ll be sharing about my experience participating in a turtle conservation programme Continue reading The Dedication Of Marine Turtles Conservation (Part 2 Of 2)

Going Back To Nature: Camping With Ease

The Movement Control Order (MCO) instituted by the Malaysia government to combat COVID-19 has resulted in many Malaysians being confined to their homes for the past nine months. Naturally, when these travel restrictions have been lifted, what better way to Continue reading Going Back To Nature: Camping With Ease

Saudi Arabia: The Place I Call Home (Part 1 Of 3)

A photo of palm trees along the road of my street to my home in Saudi Arabia.

“I lived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Whenever I say that, I tend to see a surprised expression on people. I guess not many would spend most of their childhood in a Middle Eastern country. But the truth is, Continue reading Saudi Arabia: The Place I Call Home (Part 1 Of 3)

Violence Against Women: Have You Ever Been Assaulted?

Violence against women is a serious topic that women are still fighting for till today. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently published an article that indicates that 1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced physical violence at some point Continue reading Violence Against Women: Have You Ever Been Assaulted?