Staying Home, Staying Alive: Malaysians Learn To Stay Home

How many of us have watched doomsday movies or read books with an apocalyptic setting? Brilliant movies like Contagion, Pandemic and I Am Legend, which we assumed were works of fiction, now seem like “Life imitating Art.” However, in all Continue reading Staying Home, Staying Alive: Malaysians Learn To Stay Home

Could Your Mattress Be The Cause Of Your Backaches?

Oh, back pains. The all too familiar sting that many tend to wake up with. But what does it have to do with your mattress? Well, more than you can imagine. Continue reading Could Your Mattress Be The Cause Of Your Backaches?

Kohl: The Eyeliner Which Was Thought To Be Poison

The eyes are the windows to the soul, therefore what you apply around your eyes, plays an important role. The origins of makeup and cosmetics have come a long way since ancient times. Who could have thought that a simple Continue reading Kohl: The Eyeliner Which Was Thought To Be Poison

Data Protection: Everything You Need To Understand About It

In the age of digitalisation, everything and anything is online and always connected. Have you ever wondered what happens to the data you share online through online shopping, bank transactions, etc.? We live in a world where speed and convenience Continue reading Data Protection: Everything You Need To Understand About It

Cooking Up The Sweet Life To Relieve Stress

In a pressure-cooker environment, life isn’t always a picnic. Yet, if you take a leaf out of the famous cookbook The Joy of Cooking, stress relief is as easy as (eating or baking) pie. Granted, not everyone can afford to Continue reading Cooking Up The Sweet Life To Relieve Stress

Boxing: A Choice Or Faux Pas For Women?

A woman kisses her boxing gloves enthusiastically.

When we think about boxing, the first thing that comes into our minds are the names of famous boxers throughout history; Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, and Muhammad Ali. Although boxing is primarily thought as a male-dominated sport, it actually has Continue reading Boxing: A Choice Or Faux Pas For Women?

Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Her Winning Formula

Does it mean it’s the end-of-life for some people who are diagnosed with cancer? I bet, to face another day must have been tough for them. Stories by cancer survivors never failed to make me feel inspired. Because to me, Continue reading Breast Cancer Survivor Shares Her Winning Formula

At The Cinema: A Life Spent At The Movies

People watching a movie in a cinema.

Picture a “first encounter” scene. Chances are you have just pictured the infamous “finger touch” scene in ET. Evidently, cinema has a way of infiltrating our subconscious. More often than not, we compare our real lives to make-believe scenes in Continue reading At The Cinema: A Life Spent At The Movies

Let’s Talk Business: How Does It Affect Your Aligners Choice

When I grow up I want to be a dentist. Not quite the common profession a young girl would pick, is it? Nevertheless, it is a job description most parents or grandparents would approve of. Why? Well, it is hard Continue reading Let’s Talk Business: How Does It Affect Your Aligners Choice

Fresh Graduate: What Goes Through Our Mind?

“Have you found work yet?” The dreaded question that gives me anxiety whenever I meet up with friends and relatives. I hide my embarrassment with a smile in hopes that they don’t ask more about that subject, “Not yet, but Continue reading Fresh Graduate: What Goes Through Our Mind?

Inclusiveness In Childbirth And Postnatal Care

father and newborn together

A cosy home away from home is usually associated with travelling to another place for a holiday. You can imagine an idyllic setting for relaxing and where you and your loved ones are well cared for. Here, a home away Continue reading Inclusiveness In Childbirth And Postnatal Care

Mabul Behind Closed Doors: More Than Just A Diving Point

What is Mabul’s biggest draw? I asked a friend who had been to the island a few years ago. “Oh, it’s simply one of the most beautiful islands in Sabah, perfect for snorkelling and diving,” she exclaimed. Sounds like a Continue reading Mabul Behind Closed Doors: More Than Just A Diving Point

Your Eyes Are The Window To Your Soul

You are most probably reading this article from your smartphone, desktop or other digital devices. Furthermore, if you are with young children, they probably have one in their hands too. The use of gadgets is so prevalent nowadays. While gadgets Continue reading Your Eyes Are The Window To Your Soul

The Significance Of ‘Mamak’ Stalls To Malaysians

A typical scene at a 'mamak' stall in KL. Usually, if you don't find plastic tables and chairs, there would usually be metal tables and chairs placed in the restaurant or stall.

When one thinks of Malaysia, one would no doubt think of the food. Nasi lemak, kuih (local cakes), char kuey teow, you name it! Malaysia’s multiculturalism has contributed to the variety of food we have, which leads us on to Continue reading The Significance Of ‘Mamak’ Stalls To Malaysians

Zentangle: Unlocking A Whole New World

If I asked you, do you know what is “Zentangle”? I have no doubt that more than half of you would think I had either made up the word or am just out of my mind. However, that is certainly Continue reading Zentangle: Unlocking A Whole New World

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