Expectation Of Japan (Part 2 Of 9)

Tourists at Narita Airport

Previously, I shared how we planned our trip to Japan. In the Internet age, you can find information at the tip of your fingers on just about anything. As Japan is one of the most popular countries for tourism, glowing Continue reading Expectation Of Japan (Part 2 Of 9)

Batik In Asia (Part 2 Of 3)

In the previous episode, we discussed the different types of batik designs. These various designs come from different parts of Southeast Asia. And some have very distinct features that are very fun to learn about. Many of the places that Continue reading Batik In Asia (Part 2 Of 3)

Batik Designs: A Southeast Asian Cultural Identity (Part 1 Of 3)

The era of Asian culture is here and thriving like never before. There is increasing popularity of the Southeast Asian fabric called ‘batik’. Especially with the younger generation, we can already see their rage today with things from the past. Continue reading Batik Designs: A Southeast Asian Cultural Identity (Part 1 Of 3)

A Manhole Cover Is A Manhole Cover… Unless You’re In Japan

Manhole or drain covers are things we hardly take notice of when we’re walking down the streets. Be it in the alley, lane or pavement, inconspicuous as they are, we shun them. In fact, they’re merely points of access to Continue reading A Manhole Cover Is A Manhole Cover… Unless You’re In Japan

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

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)

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

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)

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

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)