Social Anxiety: More Than Just Shyness To Me

What exactly is social anxiety? Is being shy the same as social anxiety? Oh, it is definitely more than that. Social anxiety is defined as “the fear of being judged and evaluated negatively by other people, leading to feelings of Continue reading Social Anxiety: More Than Just Shyness To Me

The Benefits Of Breastfeeding Is Not What You Think

There are numerous online articles, discussions, expert opinions and living room debates on breastfeeding your baby versus feeding them formula milk. This topic has been on going for years, if not decades. They all resonate almost the same mantra. How Continue reading The Benefits Of Breastfeeding Is Not What You Think

Online Classes: Studying In A Pandemic

Remember all those Sci-Fi movies set in the distant future? The characters always portray the school of the future to be very different from today’s. I remember them having a personal robot tutor to teach them and dispense homework. Today, Continue reading Online Classes: Studying In A Pandemic

Journalling: Little Daily Dosage Of Self-Love

Have you ever heard the phrase “You can’t love a person until you love yourself first”? Self-love is important to living well because it guides us to love and appreciate ourselves despite the negativity. Self-love influences us to pick suitable soulmates, plan Continue reading Journalling: Little Daily Dosage Of Self-Love

Peranakan Malay: Keeping The Language Alive

The origin story of the Peranakans has always encountered debates. All things considered, it is difficult to determine its exact history. Even the most esteemed scholars are unable to come up with a definitive answer. Nevertheless, there has always been Continue reading Peranakan Malay: Keeping The Language Alive

Catwalk Modelling: Eleen Yong’s Incredible Journey

The glamour and the fame of modelling come with equally as much determination and effort. Catwalk modelling or runway modelling has been, and still is, what most people assume the face of the modelling industry as a whole is. Although Continue reading Catwalk Modelling: Eleen Yong’s Incredible Journey

Everest Lockdown: Escape From Lukla (Part 2)

During times of trouble, those with power and authority are our saviours, isn’t it so? One of the most poignant lessons I learnt during the lockdown in Lukla was that help can come in any form. On the 26th of Continue reading Everest Lockdown: Escape From Lukla (Part 2)

Breakup 101: Getting Over A Breakup Like A Boss

My heart felt like it split into two when I broke up

Love can drive anyone crazy enough to show grand romantic gestures or feel like a superhero or worse, allow yourself to be vulnerable with a complete stranger. It honestly is an exhilarating feeling when the feeling is mutual. However, what Continue reading Breakup 101: Getting Over A Breakup Like A Boss

Are Online Classes The Nuisance New Normal For Students?

If I could describe 2020 in a word, it would be “unprecedented”. Learning has never been easy for some even before the pandemic. It has been approximately two months since classes were shifted virtually due to COVID-19. I wonder how Continue reading Are Online Classes The Nuisance New Normal For Students?

Suiting Up In Warm Weather?

Cotton and wool for warm weather suits

We mentioned previously that people generally avoid tailored attire as they perceive that layering up equates to heat, hence not suitable for warm weather. Sweating profusely in a suit is not a situation one wishes to be in. However, it Continue reading Suiting Up In Warm Weather?

Coronavirus: Delivering A Newborn In Lockdown

This is a time where you and everybody else, worldwide, are avoiding contact with another human being. These measures, termed social distancing, are preventive in the fight against a global pandemic, COVID-19. In a nutshell, all manner of non-essential businesses Continue reading Coronavirus: Delivering A Newborn In Lockdown

Everest Lockdown: Stranded In Lukla (Part 1)

COVID-19 was an unprecedented global chaos. Little did we know a pandemic was brewing some 3,000 kilometres away from the comforts of our home in Malaysia. And when it had arrived on our shores, the ideas of a lockdown and movement Continue reading Everest Lockdown: Stranded In Lukla (Part 1)

Carol Lee: Under Lockdown But Work Comes First (Part 2 Of 2)

2020 is definitely a year without precedent. Countries worldwide are imposing total or partial lockdown due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. As we quarantine, whether alone or with loved ones, we grasp on the last thread of sanity. Continue reading Carol Lee: Under Lockdown But Work Comes First (Part 2 Of 2)

Peranakan: Origin Story Of The People Of The Straits

Not many people can say that they have met a Peranakan before let alone hail from that lineage. Growing up in a Peranakan household meant that I had a unique upbringing. Everything from culture to food and fashion had a Continue reading Peranakan: Origin Story Of The People Of The Straits

Inner Peace: A Self-Reflection Towards Attaining It

Attaining inner peace during the COVID-19 pandemic has been everyone’s challenge as it has taken everyone by surprise and none of us are really prepared for its onslaught. A Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented by the Malaysian government to Continue reading Inner Peace: A Self-Reflection Towards Attaining It

Working From Home: Finding Work-Life Balance During Quarantine

The pandemic known as COVID-19 has impelled employees from non-essential businesses all over the world to work from home. In hopes to flatten the curve, Malaysians are complying with the movement control order (MCO) imposed by the government. But being Continue reading Working From Home: Finding Work-Life Balance During Quarantine

The Dark Ages Of Dental Health Care: The COVID-19 Problem

Remember the movie Contagion back in 2011? Movie-goers caught a glimpse of a biological apocalypse; a deadly virus infecting millions worldwide with quarantines imposed and people growing afraid of each other. Sounds familiar? Back then, there was no sense of Continue reading The Dark Ages Of Dental Health Care: The COVID-19 Problem

Suit Jacket Vs. Blazer Vs. Sport Jacket

suit jacket

In the previous article, we debunked several myths about owning a suit. All the facts point out to why one should consider a tailored suit as opposed to ready-to-wear suit. In this article, we are going to explore the suit Continue reading Suit Jacket Vs. Blazer Vs. Sport Jacket

Beauty Queen: Carol Lee’s Spanning Career (Part 1 Of 2)

“All that glitters is not gold.” That usually is the stereotype with supermodels, TV hosts, newscasters and beauty queens. They are aesthetically beautiful on the outside but how are they on the inside? Are they articulate? Are they kind? Do Continue reading Beauty Queen: Carol Lee’s Spanning Career (Part 1 Of 2)

Myths Vs. Facts In The Modelling Industry

What are the myths that exist in the modelling industry? And what are the facts behind those myths? Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? Well, you’ve stumbled upon the perfect article! The image that comes into mind when Continue reading Myths Vs. Facts In The Modelling Industry

Caught Between The COVID ‘Devil’ And The Deep Blue Sea

The news of the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to its knees. The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, spread across the world with unprecedented speed, no thanks to the modern air travel. This pandemic literally caught everybody between the devil and the Continue reading Caught Between The COVID ‘Devil’ And The Deep Blue Sea

COVID-19 Quarantine: Help Your Children Learn From Home

Life is full of unexpected interruptions. From the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 virus spread across the world like wildfire. Here in Malaysia, things went downhill very quickly. The government had to make an unprecedented decision. They implemented the Movement Continue reading COVID-19 Quarantine: Help Your Children Learn From Home

Social Distancing Y’all: Nowhere Else To Run

Running in the park has become a luxury since Malaysia's Movement Control Order to contain the Covid-19 pandemic

Surely by now the meaning of social distancing does not warrant a lengthy explanation. Its global understanding, a given; its implementation, universal. Therefore to contain the spread of COVID-19, a Movement Control Order (MCO) was decreed. For Malaysia, this meant Continue reading Social Distancing Y’all: Nowhere Else To Run

Tripod Cat Taught Me The Art Of Gratitude

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Life’s most valuable lessons come in the most unique ways. Sometimes it comes from a stranger you meet while you’re waiting for your coffee at McDonald’s. It can come in any form. I didn’t expect my lesson to come through Continue reading Tripod Cat Taught Me The Art Of Gratitude

There’s Bodybuilding, And Then There’s Victoria Lee

Vicky Lee at the gym, working out

Imagine bodybuilding – bulked up men, hitting the bars and irons at the gym, working out to get the physique of their dream. Now imagine the role is reversed – think about female bodybuilding. For years, women have been frown Continue reading There’s Bodybuilding, And Then There’s Victoria Lee