Planner: How To Upgrade Your Planning System

Do you face difficulties organising your tasks? Are you often forgetful, and always end up procrastinating a lot? Have you ever felt like you needed to do something, then think “I’ll do it later”, then end up forgetting about it? Continue reading Planner: How To Upgrade Your Planning System

Active Listening: Are You Really All Ears?

“My toddler said “Mama” today!! Couldn’t have been happier!!” We’re all aware of the excitement parents feel when their mini versions learn and begin to speak. It’s something vital, a survival code, maybe? It definitely is an important developmental milestone Continue reading Active Listening: Are You Really All Ears?

Date With The Dentist? Your Clear Aligners’ Worries Answered

Imagine having dinner with a group of people you have just met and one of them flashes a smile. The first thing you notice is the excessively spaced and misaligned teeth. What will your initial reaction be? Now, we have Continue reading Date With The Dentist? Your Clear Aligners’ Worries Answered

A Forgotten Wau Bulan: Preserving The Tradition

Before the arrival of the internet, Facebook and online shopping, the children of that era used to fly oversized kites as a form of entertainment. In Malaysia, these oversized kites are also known as Wau. The Wau comes with different Continue reading A Forgotten Wau Bulan: Preserving The Tradition

Hidden Gems Of Malaysia (Part 1): A Lake For The Everyday Adventurer

Landscape photograph of Mirror Lake.

As an avid traveller and adventurer of all things Malaysian, I constantly seek the next new trend or must-go destination in Malaysia. Naturally, this mindset has taken me to some extreme places, from rappelling down the side of a cliff Continue reading Hidden Gems Of Malaysia (Part 1): A Lake For The Everyday Adventurer

Strawelling⁠? What Happens When You Travel With One Straw

Everywhere I travel to, I make sure I’d be strawelling too. But how does this little cylindrical pipe make me carry it along anyway? The first straw I started using was a gift, harmless to say that to practise strawelling Continue reading Strawelling⁠? What Happens When You Travel With One Straw

Public School Vs Private School Vs Home School (Part 2 Of 2)

Castre-like school building

Parents have always had this dilemma of choosing a school for their children. In the previous article (Part 1 of 2), we talked about the different types of schooling systems. Be it public school, private school or home school, each Continue reading Public School Vs Private School Vs Home School (Part 2 Of 2)

Author, Can You Self-Publish Your Book?

Ever since I became a school magazine editor in 1996, I have always dreamt of becoming a book author. In the old days, it was impossible without a publishing house contract. You would have needed to send your manuscripts to Continue reading Author, Can You Self-Publish Your Book?

Ageing Gracefully, Embracing Change: A Work In Progress

For many of us, this three-letter word, AGE, can mean a lot of things: Some say it’s just a number; others cower in fear when they see the numbers increase; and then there are some of us who welcome the Continue reading Ageing Gracefully, Embracing Change: A Work In Progress

Songket: The Enigma That Weaves Through Eras

For the past few weeks, I have been in a deep state of contemplation after an impulsive question struck me: how well do I value Malaysian heritage? Actually, the stimulus was this; one evening while I was having my own Continue reading Songket: The Enigma That Weaves Through Eras

Looking For A Date Idea? (That Cost Little Or Nothing At All)

Affordable date ideas

Dinner, drinks and a two-hour movie. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that this is a foolproof date idea. Because, why not? It’s easy to plan them. Plus, couples in different stages of relationship have adopted this formula to Continue reading Looking For A Date Idea? (That Cost Little Or Nothing At All)

The 72 hours Hen’s Night In Bangkok – Top 10 Things To Do!

The travel destination was all set for the ultimate hen’s night. Out of many cities in Southeast Asia, Bangkok was ‘THE’ destination, handpicked by the bride herself. The icing on the cake? Well, imagine four bridesmaids from different corners of Continue reading The 72 hours Hen’s Night In Bangkok – Top 10 Things To Do!

Nasi Lemak – A South East Asian Delight

I remember as a child, my father used to drive us every weekend to another town 30 to 40 kilometres away just to treat us to a special nasi lemak lunch. This memory has been ingrained in my mind since Continue reading Nasi Lemak – A South East Asian Delight

Sara Cortez And Her Music Affair: An Untold Story

It was 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I was heading to the tea point at work when I heard someone humming a very melodious tune. You see, I am not very much into music, but this particular tune caught my Continue reading Sara Cortez And Her Music Affair: An Untold Story

Plastic Is Our Undying Obsession, What Can We Do About It?

Seedy Zero Waste Store

It’s no secret that humanity has a passion for plastics in everyday life. However, did you know that plastic has become a common condiment in your daily meals? In fact, the World Economic Forum states that we ingest about a Continue reading Plastic Is Our Undying Obsession, What Can We Do About It?

Overcoming Anxiety When You Feel Overwhelmed With Life

It has been some time ago, but there was a point in my life, where I felt extremely troubled by all the little things. I realised that my brain was overworking, so to speak, and I found myself overthinking every Continue reading Overcoming Anxiety When You Feel Overwhelmed With Life

The Aesthetic Generation – Why Is Smiling Important?

Before the advent of social media, we only know of celebrities and politicians setting societal trends. But as we advance into year 2020, we now have a new generation creating waves. Introducing Generation Z whose influence in the digital world Continue reading The Aesthetic Generation – Why Is Smiling Important?

Pisang Goreng: Nostalgic Flavours Revisited

Slivers of pisang goreng deep fried in a wok at a roadside stall

It never gets old. There’s just something sentimental, and magical, about the nostalgic flavours of pisang goreng. These morsels of crispy delights, lovingly dipped in batter, and deep fried. Sometimes twice. Perhaps it’s the heady aroma of caramelised bananas. The Continue reading Pisang Goreng: Nostalgic Flavours Revisited

Shelter Dogs Only Want Some Compassion And Love

Humanity and compassion are two traits that humans have in them to show and practise towards all living beings. These include animals, like cats and dogs, for which humans are capable of reaching into the recesses of their own nature Continue reading Shelter Dogs Only Want Some Compassion And Love

Stingless Bee Honey – The Natural Superfood From Sarawak

nectarivore

A new year resolution of mine, which I am sure many would share, is to be more health conscious. I have been going to the gym regularly for the past year, but still find myself often getting sick. I started Continue reading Stingless Bee Honey – The Natural Superfood From Sarawak

Swimming Coach Mentors His Way To The Top

Peh Gin Hai, ex swimming instructor, now handles human capital for ACMF. Here he handles leadership training for instructors at D Swim Academy

PEH Gin Hai has built a personal brand and a measure of success that no one can deny. For years, he used his passion for swimming to teach hundreds of children and develop Malaysia’s best swimmers. These skills were what Continue reading Swimming Coach Mentors His Way To The Top

Public School Vs Private School Vs Home School (Part 1 Of 2)

Oxford University

There’s been a lot of recent discussions about private schools. More and more parents have been sending their children to private schools! “Should I let my child study in a private school? Will my child lose out if he or Continue reading Public School Vs Private School Vs Home School (Part 1 Of 2)

Food In Malaysia: A Foreigner’s Perspective

Malaysia has some of the best food from the world over. The country is a tourist hotspot for a reason. The food here is worth the airfare. As a Bangladeshi man living in Malaysia, I have a unique perspective on Continue reading Food In Malaysia: A Foreigner’s Perspective

Going To My First Ever Facial Appointment

Woman having a facial

Growing up, it is a girl’s instinct to obsess over skincare and beauty. It’s a popular topic of conversation among girls as well. Most of my friends have been getting facials regularly ever since they can afford to. But I Continue reading Going To My First Ever Facial Appointment